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

  Elusion \E*lu"sion\, n. [LL. elusio, fr. L. eludere, elusum. See
     Act of eluding; adroit escape, as by artifice; a mockery; a
     cheat; trickery.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn:
           slip, elusion, eluding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "elusion":
     avoidance, avoiding reaction, buck-passing, circumvention,
     defense mechanism, dodge, duck, elusiveness, equivocation, escape,
     eschewal, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, foiling,
     forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, frustration,
     getting around, getting round, jink, neutrality, nonintervention,
     noninvolvement, outguessing, outmaneuvering, outwitting,
     passing the buck, prevention, refraining, runaround, shunning,
     shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, the runaround,
     the slip, thwarting, zigzag

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