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riveting /ˈrɪvɪtɪŋ/
adjective
completely engrossing; compelling:
the book is a riveting account of the legendary hero.

riveting /ˈrɪvɪtɪŋ/
adjective
the final chapter was riveting: FASCINATING, gripping, engrossing, interesting, intriguing, absorbing, captivating, enthralling, compelling, spellbinding, mesmerizing; informal unputdownable. ANTONYMS boring.

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smuggle /ˈsmʌɡ(ə)l/
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.

smuggle /ˈsmʌɡ(ə)l/
verb
they smuggled drugs across the border: IMPORT/EXPORT ILLEGALLY, traffic in, run, bootleg.
ORIGIN
late 17th century: from Low German
smuggelen, of unknown ultimate origin.