Meaning of prevaricate

pre•var•i•cate

Pronunciation: (pri-var'i-kāt"), [key]
— -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
  1. to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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