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pl n
informal intentionally evasive or misleading speech; equivocation
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Derived forms of weasel words

weasel-worded, adjective

Word Origin for weasel words

C20: alluding to the weasel's supposed ability to suck an egg out of its shell without seeming to break the shell
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