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elude
ex. he managed to elude his pursuers by escaping into an alley
verb
evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way
evade
ex. friends helped him to evade capture for a time | he tried to kiss her, but she evaded him
verb
escape or avoid, esp. by cleverness or trickery
avoid
ex. avoid excessive exposure to the sun | the kind of place that Robyn would normally have avoided like the plague
verb
1 keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something)
avert
ex. she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes | talks failed to avert a rail strike
verb
1 turn away (one's eyes or thoughts)
2 prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence)
dodge
ex. we ducked inside our doorway to dodge shrapnel that was raining down.
verb
1 avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement
archipelago
noun
a group of islands.
ex. a sea or stretch of water containing many islands.
fjord
ex. as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley
noun
a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs
isthmus
noun
a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land
delta
noun
flat expanse of silt at the mouth of a river built by nature
butte
noun
an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a mesa).
exhausted
ex. I was cold and exhausted | she returned home, exhausted from her day in the city
adjective
drained of one's physical or mental resources; very tired
flagging
ex. if you begin to flag, there is an excellent café to revive you
verb
(of a person) become tired, weaker, or less enthusiastic
weary
ex. he gave a long, weary sigh.
adjective
feeling or showing tiredness, esp. as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep
tuckered out
verb
exhaust, wear out
logy
adjective
dull and heavy in motion or thought; sluggish.
befuddled
ex. he has an air of befuddled unworldliness.
verb
make (someone) unable to think clearly
perplexed
ex. she was perplexed by her husband's moodiness | a perplexing problem
verb
(of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled
flustered
ex. you need to be able to work under pressure and not get flustered.
verb
make (someone) agitated or confused
nonplussed
ex. he would be completely nonplussed and embarrassed at the idea
adjective
(of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react
Sisyphean
ex. the task was sisyphean
adjective
of, relating to, or suggestive of the labors of Sisyphus; specifically : requiring continual and often ineffective effort