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Word: evasive

Definition: not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit

Sentences Containing 'evasive'

"Fall Into Place" was the 7th and the last separate single to be released from Apartment's debut album The Dreamer Evasive.
A collision was only averted because one of the pilots made evasive maneuvers based on a visual judgement.
A master of stealth and surprise, the thief is deadly in single combat—particularly when catching enemies off guard. Thieves compensate for their relatively low armor and health by being quick and evasive.
And who can say but that this sense, dull enough in most of us, is not an echo of a greater harmony existing somewhere the other side of things, that we dimly feel through them, evasive though it is.
At the funeral, Jack meets with his teenage niece Doreen and Frank's evasive mistress Margaret.
During the first attack wave, despite intensive evasive maneuvers that caused most of the bombs and torpedoes aimed at her to miss, "Yamato" was hit by two armor-piercing bombs and one torpedo.
For instance, a tense person may repeat the meditation sound too forcefully, while an evasive person may tend to be more passive in his meditation.
Gran was evasive, and Rosebery blunt: "I have never been able to care one farthing about the Poles".
He further felt that the person Minogue is referring to is either "a partner, an evasive one-night stand or someone who doesn't know she exists".
However, the convoy took evasive action and lost only one merchant ship.
In a telephone interview Worgul spoke with a woman who was the widow of a James Morasco. The woman was evasive on the subject of the tiles.
It could be that the ichthyosaurian over-specialisation was a contributing factor to their extinction, possibly being unable to 'keep up' with the fast swimming and highly evasive new teleost fish, which had become dominant at this time, against which the sit-and-wait ambush strategies of the mosasaurids proved superior.
Parasitic deer ticks (which are known to carry Lyme disease) are a potential hazard. Encounter with small wildlife is always possible and hikers should be alert to signs of erratic behavior or other disease symptoms and take evasive action if warranted.
Roberts was found by the judge to be evasive, argumentative, intimidating, obsessive and untruthful.
The American ships used evasive action and returned fire from their guns as Japanese salvos exploded into nearby sea.
The Japanese ships stopped zigzagging and increased speed to , beginning evasive maneuvers, and opened fire with their anti-aircraft guns.
These were used to examine religious and moral questions, often employing an element of casuistry (i.e. theoretical reasoning used to resolve moral problems, often evasive or arcane) to define their understanding or personal relationship with God.
They also are very evasive, using tactics of running short distances and hiding instead of simply running away which other African antelope commonly do.
This mostly consisted of music from important New Zealand post punk and alternative bands from the early 1980s to the 1990s such as Children's Hour, Eight Living Legs, YFC, Evasive Action, Southern Front, Newtones, Andriodss, Beat Rhythm Fashion, Pop Mechanix and Breathing Cage.

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