Tergiversate

Here’s today’s word from Visual Thesaurus, a wonderful website and resource if you like words (or want to build your vocabulary for the the GRE’s).  Tergiversate (stress on the second syllable) means to “be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information” (synonyms: prevaricate, equivocate, misinform)  or to “abandon one’s beliefs or allegiances” (synonym:  apostatize/apostatise).   A word all lawyers, politicians, real estate brokers, securities salesman, and used-car dealers should know.

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