abstain, around the bush, avoid, back and fill, bail out, beat about, beg, beg the question, bicker, bilk, blench, blink, boggle, break away, break jail, break loose, bypass, cavil, cheat, choplogic, circumvent, cop out, cringe, cut loose, deceive, ditch, dodge, double, draw back, duck, duck the issue, elude, equivocate, escape, escape prison, eschew, evade the issue, fade, fall back, falsify, fence, flee, flinch, fly, fly the coop, foil, frustrate, fudge, get around, get away, get away from, get clear of, get free, get out, get out of, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, go one better, hang back, hedge, hem and haw, hum and haw, jib, jump, lie, make a getaway, mince the truth, mince words, mystify, nitpick, obscure, outfigure, outflank, outgeneral, outguess, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, palter, parry, pass the buck, pick nits, prevaricate, pull back, pussyfoot, quail, quibble, recoil, reel back, retreat, shake, shake off, sheer off, shift, shift about, shirk, shrink, shrink back, shuffle, shuffle out of, shun, shy, sidestep, sit it out, skip, skirt, slip away, slip the collar, split hairs, stand neuter, start aside, start back, stonewall, straddle, swerve, tergiversate, thwart, trim, turn aside, victimize, waffle, weasel, weasel out, wince
abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt, not do, maintain the even tenor of one's way, eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with, keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, stand off, hold aloof, hold off, take no part in, have no hand in, avoid, shun, steer clear of, keep clear of, fight shy of, keep one's distance, keep at a respectful distance, keep out of the way, get out of the way, evade, elude, turn away from, set one's face against, deny oneself, shrink back, hang back, hold back, draw back, recoil, retire, flinch, blink, blench, shy, shirk, dodge, parry, make way for, give place to, beat a retreat, turn tail, turn one's back, take to one's heels, runaway, run for one's life, cut and run, be off like a shot, fly, flee, fly away, flee away, run away from, take flight, take to flight, desert, elope, make off, scamper off, sneak off, shuffle off, sheer off, break away, tear oneself away, slip away, slink away, steel away, make away from, scamper away from, sneak away from, shuffle away from, sheer away from, slip cable, part company, turn one's heel, sneak out of, play truant, give one the go by, give leg bail, take French leave, slope, decamp, flit, bolt, abscond, levant, skedaddle, absquatulat, cut one's stick, walk one's chalks, show a light pair of heels, make oneself scarce, escape, go away, abandon, reject, lead one a dance, lead one a pretty dance, throw off the scent, play at hide and seek, Adj, unsought, unattempted, avoiding, neutral, shy of, elusive, evasive, fugitive, runaway, shy, wild.
fail, neglect, omit, elude, evade, give the go-by to, set aside, ignore, shut one's eyes to, close one's eyes to, infringe, transgress, violate, pirate, break, trample under foot, do violence to, drive a coach and six through, discard, protest, repudiate, fling to the winds, set at naught, nullify, declare null and void, cancel, retract, go back from, be off, forfeit, go from one's word, palter, stretch a point, strain a point.
Dereliction of Duty
violate, break, break through, infringe, set aside, set at naught, encroach upon, trench upon, trample on, trample under foot, slight, neglect, evade, renounce, forswear, repudiate, wash one's hands of, escape, transgress, fail, call to account.
judge intuitively, judge by intuition, hazard a proposition, hazard a guess, talk at random, reason ill, falsely, misjudge, paralogize, take on faith, take as a given, assume (supposition), pervert, quibble, equivocate, mystify, evade, elude, gloss over, varnish, misteach, mislead, cavil, refine, subtilize, split hairs, misrepresent, beg the question, reason in a circle, reason in circles, assume the conclusion, cut blocks with a razor, beat about the bush, play fast and loose, play fast and loose with the facts, blow hot and cold, prove that black is white and white black, travel out of the record, parler a tort et a travers, put oneself out of court, not have a leg to stand on, judge hastily, shoot from the hip, jump to conclusions (misjudgment).