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tergiversate

verb

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to avoid giving a definite answer or position
  • shamelessly tergiversating, the witness replied, "Well, it depends upon what your definition of 'truth' is"

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The first known use of tergiversate was in 1590

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“Tergiversate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tergiversate. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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