Word of the day

The word for today is…

prevaricate (verb) – 1. To speak or write evasively.
2. (Usage Problem) To behave in an indecisive manner; delay or procrastinate.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1580s, “to transgress,” a back formation from prevarication, or else from Latin praevaricatus, past participle of praevaricari “to make a sham accusation, deviate,” literally “walk crookedly;” in Church Latin, “to transgress”. Meaning “to speak evasively” is from 1630s.

 


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