Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 05/05/15 Equivocate

Equivocate (verb)
equivocate [ih-kwiv-uh-keyt]


verb (used without object), equivocated, equivocating.
1. to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge: When asked directly for his position on disarmament, the candidate only equivocated.

Synonyms
evade, stall, dodge.

Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin aequivocātus, past participle of aequivocāre; see equivocal, -ate

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