One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her quick-witted evasion of an assassination attempt’
avoidance, dodging, eluding, elusion, sidestepping, bypassing, circumvention, shunning, shirking
getting out of, finding a way round
informal ducking, the go-by
2‘she grew tired of all the evasion’
prevarication, evasiveness, beating about the bush, hedging, fencing, shilly-shallying, shuffling, dodging the issue, dodging, sidestepping the issue, sidestepping, pussyfooting, equivocation, vagueness, quibbling, cavilling, temporization, stalling, stalling for time
British humming and hawing
informal ducking, ducking the issue
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