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serpentine

[sur-puhn-teen, -tahyn] [ˈsɜrpənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn]
adjective
  • of or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement; sinuous
  • subtly sly and tempting
  • "[The python's] lower half coiled up in an appropriately serpentine fashion, its top half loomed above me, coiled as I was in the fetal position on a flat rock."