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: evasive, tricky
: not sound, good, or reliable
: questionable, suspicious
: requiring skill or care in handling or coping with
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1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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dodge the draft
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: false or dishonest
: causing a lack of trust or confidence
: in bad condition
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alleviating pain or harshness
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The participle made famous by Elvis
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