Word of the Day – Tergiversate

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Tergiversate (verb)

tur-jiv-urs-ayt

Make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate.

Mid 17th century: from Latin tergiversat- ‘with one’s back turned’, from the verb tergiversari, from tergum ‘back’ + vertere ‘to turn’.

Example sentences

“The more he’d tergiversate, the clearer it became to the press he didn’t belong on the podium.”

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