vulpine
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(pronounced VUL-pyne)

This rather sinister sounding word has its roots in Latin: vulpes = fox. Therefore, as you might guess in light of the words canine (dog), feline (cat), equine (horse), it means of, relating to, or resembling a fox. As we assign craftiness and mischievousness to this often hunted animal, it should give you an idea of how you might apply the term.

Example: Brett knew that the competition to land the new hospital development project was going to be tough, but when he passed Victor and his presentation team – all sporting vulpine expressions – in the hallway on the way to their turn at interviewing, his pulse quickened and his head throbbed.