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prevarication

[ pri-var-i-key-shuhn ]
/ prɪˌvær ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of prevaricating, or lying: Seeing the expression on his mother's face, Nathan realized this was no time for prevarication.
a false or deliberate misstatement; lie: Her many prevarications had apparently paid off; she was free to go.

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