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completely engrossing; compelling: the book is a riveting account of the legendary hero.
the final chapter was riveting: FASCINATING, gripping, engrossing, interesting, intriguing, absorbing, captivating, enthralling, compelling, spellbinding, mesmerizing; informal unputdownable. ANTONYMS boring.
Last week's word
verb [with object]
move (goods) illegally into or out of a country: he's been smuggling cigarettes from Gibraltar into Spain | (as noun smuggling) : cocaine smuggling has increased alarmingly.
• convey (someone or something) somewhere secretly and illicitly: he smuggled out a message.
they smuggled drugs across the border: IMPORT/EXPORT ILLEGALLY, traffic in, run, bootleg.
late 17th century: from Low German smuggelen, of unknown ultimate origin.