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sophistical excuse
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  • evasion — eva·sion /i vā zhən/ n 1: a means of evading 2: the act or an instance of evading see also tax evasion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • evasion — n. 1. Evading. See evade. 2. Shuffling (in the abstract), prevarication, equivocation, quibbling, subterfuge, disingenuousness, sophistry, tergiversation. 3. Shift, subterfuge, equivocation, prevarication, quibble, tergiversation, shuffling,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • specious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. plausible, ostensible, apparent, casuistic, insincere; deceptive. See falsehood, imagination.Ant., logical, sincere. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. plausible, credible, colorable, beguiling, deceptive …   English dictionary for students

  • smooth — adj 1. glassy, glossy, polished, varnished, burnished; sleek, silky, satiny, velvet, fine; delicate, filmy, gossamery, attentuated; greasy, buttery, slippery, slick, icy, oily. 2. even, level, plane, horizontal, flush; flat, unrough, unruffled,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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