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Prevaricate

Pre`var´i`cate
v. i.1.To shift or turn from one side to the other, from the direct course, or from truth; to speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble; as, he prevaricates in his statement.
[imp. & p. p. Prevaricated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prevaricating.]
2.(Civil Law) To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.
3.(Eng. Law) To undertake a thing falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
v. t.1.To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert.
Verb1.prevaricate - be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
around the bush, back and fill, be untruthful, beat about, beg the question, belie, bicker, boggle, cavil, choplogic, deceive, dodge, draw the longbow, duck, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, exaggerate, falsify, fence, fib, garble, hedge, hem and haw, hum and haw, lie, lie flatly, mince the truth, mince words, mislead, misrepresent, mystify, nitpick, obscure, palter, parry, pick nits, pussyfoot, quibble, shift, shuffle, shy, sidestep, speak falsely, split hairs, story, stretch the truth, tell a lie, tergiversate, waffle, weasel
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