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evasion

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the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
  • pleading chronic back pain is my standard evasion for doing any heavy lifting

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The first known use of evasion was in the 15th century

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“Evasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/evasion. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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