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dodgy

Synonym with flaky. Preferred outside the US
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But we hope the result allays any suspicion of dodginess.
They just have to doctor the dice at source, shut down a super-sensitive computer that can sense any dodginess at the tables, stitch up the real hotel inspector (David Paymer) and simulate an earthquake.
The lawmakers' dodginess seemed a bit disingenuous, but the message that came across was: Been here, done that, let's move on.
But what of Demogorgon's rhetoric, strategically divided between dodginess and something akin to euphemistic speech in its capacity to muffle unpleasantness?
Until these questions of potential impropriety are resolved, however, the world's most active region for domiciles will remain dogged by preconceived notions of financial and legal dodginess.
After a bit of dodginess in her office, Sam finds herself catapulted unceremoniously into the role of a domestic housekeeper.
Surely every ticket touted by a tout has a watermark of dodginess running right through it - more or less by definition - yet any punter attending any medium-sized or bigger meeting will on a regular basis have been approached, accosted or pursued by men in cheap leather jackets whispering "I'll buy or sell" out of the corner of their mouths.
I regret the dodginess of that last phrase, but I'm caught between intense admiration for my favorite poems and passages in Elegy and two other feelings: that the bleakness is too determinedly dominant; and that many strong passages sound so deeply in tune with late Stevens and with the Eliot of "The Dry Salvages" that the ugly word "derivative" may creep into the reader's mind.