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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.
prevarication
noun [U] uk   /prɪˌvær.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌver-/
All my attempts to question the authorities on the subject were met by prevarication.
Translations of “prevaricate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 支吾,搪塞,含糊其詞, 顧左右而言他…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支吾,搪塞,含糊其词…
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