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 for flexuous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flexuous \Flex"u*ous\, a. [L. flexuosus, fr. flexus a bending,
     1. Having turns, windings, or flexures.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) Having alternate curvatures in opposite directions;
        bent in a zigzag manner.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Wavering; not steady; flickering. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  curved \curved\ adj.
     1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of
     Note: [Narrower terms: arced, arched, arching, arciform,
           arcuate, bowed; falcate, sickle-shaped; flexuous;
           incurvate, incurved: recurved, recurvate;
           semicircular: serpentine, snaky: sinuate, sinuous,
           wavy: sinusoidal]
     Syn: curving.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Botany) curved with the micropyle near the base almost
        touching its stalk; -- of a plant ovule. Opposite of
     Syn: campylotropous.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having turns or windings; "the flexuous bed of the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "flexuous":
     adaptable, ambagious, anfractuous, bendable, bending, bendy,
     chevronwise, chevrony, circuitous, circumlocutory, compliant,
     convoluted, convolutional, crankled, crooked, curvy, ductile,
     elastic, extensible, extensile, fabricable, facile, fictile,
     flexible, flexile, flexuose, formable, formative, giving, hairpin,
     impressible, impressionable, involute, involuted, involutional,
     labyrinthine, like putty, limber, lissome, lithe, lithesome,
     malleable, mazy, meandering, meandrous, moldable, plastic, pliable,
     pliant, receptive, responsive, rivose, rivulose, roundabout,
     ruffled, sensitive, sequacious, serpentine, shapable, sinuate,
     sinuose, sinuous, snaky, springy, staggered, submissive, supple,
     susceptible, torsional, tortile, tortuous, tractable, tractile,
     turning, twisting, twisty, whippy, whorled, willowy, winding,
     wreathlike, wreathy, yielding, zigzag, zigzaggy, zigzagways

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