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Word: prevaricate

Definition: lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)


Sentences Containing 'prevaricate'

``Now, what I would humbly offer to you, sir,''pursued Mr. Cruncher,``even if it wos so, which I don't say it is''``Don't prevaricate,''said Mr. Lorry.

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