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eschew - vocabulary

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verb

To stay away from, to avoid, to abstain from.

Revelry rules the roost on New Year's Eve, but there are those who value fine dining more than noise-making. Many of Long Island's best restaurants are planning spectacular memory-making feasts for those who want to eschew the crowds, drunks, horns and funny hats.

—Joanne Starkey “A la Carte: Eschewing Foolery”
New York Times, December 18, 1988

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