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evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
dappled - spotted
narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal