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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
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
comprehend - include; understand
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon