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evade
used in And Then There Were None

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Definition
to avoid or try to avoid either a responsibility or telling the whole truth
  • He had a weather-beaten face and dark eyes with a slightly evasive expression.
    p. 23.7
evasive = avoiding being honest and direct

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • Now Rogers' eyes evaded his.
    p. 84.9
evaded = avoided
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