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round·a·bout  audio  (round-bout) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Indirect; circuitous: "This conclusion was reached in a roundabout but nevertheless perfectly reliable way" (George Gamow).
NOUN:
  1. A short, close-fitting jacket.
  2. Chiefly British A merry-go-round.
  3. Chiefly British A traffic circle.



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