prevaricate

|prɪˈvarɪkeɪt|

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Слово Дня - prevaricate - кривить душой, увиливать, говорить уклончиво

Description

to avoid telling the truth by not directly answering a question

Examples

  • Government officials prevaricated about the real costs of the project.
  • …during the hearings the witness was willing to prevaricate in order to protect his friend…
  • ‘I’m not sure,’ he prevaricated.
  • he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions
  • That is they kept quibbling and prevaricating and showing stubbornness.
  • Aside from our agent, I too was at a loss as to why we were still prevaricating over the deal.
  • You can’t just sit about prevaricating forever.

 

Translation

  • кривить душой, увиливать, говорить уклончиво
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