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1590, in the meaning defined above
Latin tergiversatus, past participle of tergiversari to show reluctance, from tergum back + versare to turn, frequentative of vertere to turn — more at worth
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“Tergiversate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tergiversate?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=tergiv01. Accessed 12 December 2019.
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