One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a narrow, serpentine path wound down through woods of cedar and pine’
winding, windy, zigzag, zigzagging, twisting, twisty, turning, meandering, curving, sinuous, snaking, snaky, tortuous
rare anfractuous, flexuous, meandrous, serpentiform
2‘Labour's serpentine leadership election rules’
complicated, intricate, complex, involved, tortuous, convoluted, tangled, elaborate, knotty, confusing, bewildering, baffling
inextricable, entangled, impenetrable, Byzantine, Daedalian, Gordian
rare involute, involuted
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