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 for Eschew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eschew \Es*chew"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eshewed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Eshewing.] [OF. eschever, eschiver, eskiver, F.
     esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen; akin to E. sky. See
     Shy, a.]
     1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling
        of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.
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              They must not only eschew evil, but do good. --Bp.
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     2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.]
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              He who obeys, destruction shall eschew. --Sandys.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of [syn:
           shun, eschew]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "eschew":
     abstain, abstain from, avoid, bilk, do without, double, duck,
     elude, evade, forbear, forgo, hold aloof from, hold back,
     keep from, let alone, let go by, never touch, not touch, pass up,
     refrain, refrain from, sacrifice, shun, shy, spare,
     stand aloof from, steer clear of, withhold

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     from old French eschever, "to flee from" (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3; 1
     Pet. 3:11).

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