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Tergiversation

noun
1.
Falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language.  Synonym: equivocation.
2.
The act of abandoning a party for cause.  Synonym: apostasy.






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"Tergiversation" Quotes from Famous Books



... though her genesis might tinge with vulgarity a commoner's household, susceptible of such depreciation, it might show as a picturesque contrast in the family circle of a peer. Hence it was just as well to go to the end of her logic, where reasons for tergiversation would be most pronounced. This thought of the viscount, however, was a secret for her own ...
— The Hand of Ethelberta • Thomas Hardy



Words linked to "Tergiversation" :   desertion, abandonment, apostasy, forsaking, falsification, tergiversate, misrepresentation



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