prevaricating
index deceptive, disingenuous, disreputable, equivocal, mendacious, oblique (evasive), untrue

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  • Prevaricating — Prevaricate Pre*var i*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prevaricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prevaricating}.] [L. praevaricatus, p. p. of praevaricari to walk crookedly, to collude; prae before + varicare to straddle, fr. varicus straddling, varus bent. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prevaricating — pre·var·i·cate || prɪ værɪkeɪt v. lie, make false statements; speak half truth, embellish the truth; deceive, intentionally mislead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prevaricating — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lying — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In the act of lying] Syn. untruthful, falsifying, prevaricating, swearing falsely, committing perjury, fibbing, misstating, misrepresenting, inventing, dissimuLating, equivocating, malingering. Ant. frank*, truthful,… …   English dictionary for students

  • prevaricate — /prəˈværəkeɪt / (say pruh varuhkayt) verb (i) (prevaricated, prevaricating) to act or speak evasively; equivocate; quibble. {Latin praevāricātus, past participle, walked crookedly, deviated} –prevarication /prəværəˈkeɪʃən/ (say pruhvaruh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Prevaricate — Pre*var i*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prevaricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prevaricating}.] [L. praevaricatus, p. p. of praevaricari to walk crookedly, to collude; prae before + varicare to straddle, fr. varicus straddling, varus bent. See {Varicose}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prevaricated — Prevaricate Pre*var i*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prevaricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prevaricating}.] [L. praevaricatus, p. p. of praevaricari to walk crookedly, to collude; prae before + varicare to straddle, fr. varicus straddling, varus bent. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prevarication — Pre*var i*ca tion, n. [L. praevaricatio: cf. F. pr[ e]varication.] 1. The act of prevaricating, shuffling, or quibbling, to evade the truth or the disclosure of truth; a deviation from the truth and fair dealing. [1913 Webster] The august… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Raziel (Legacy of Kain) — See Raziel (disambiguation) for other meanings of Raziel.General VG character width= 200px name= Raziel caption=The Wraith Raziel as he appeared in promotional art for . series= Legacy of Kain firstgame= creator= artist= voiceactor=Michael Bell… …   Wikipedia

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