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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
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
::: biennial - every two years
::: invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
::: physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
::: seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage