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evasive

adjective
     
e‧va‧sive
1 not willing to answer questions directly
evasive about
Paul's being a bit evasive about this job.
an evasive reply
2

take evasive action

to move or do something quickly to avoid someone being hurt:
Both pilots took evasive action and a collision was avoided.
evasively adverb:
She answered evasively.
evasiveness noun [uncountable]

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