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prevaricate

verb [I] uk   /prɪˈvær.ɪ.keɪt/ us    /-ˈver-/ formal
to avoid telling the truth or saying exactly what you think: He accused the minister of prevaricating.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
prevarication
noun [U] uk   /prɪˌvær.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌver-/
All my attempts to question the authorities on the subject were met by prevarication.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of prevaricate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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