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  • v  be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

  • His government, said Faure, "will never agree to renounce, palter with, or open to question the French position in Morocco.
  • The characters are uniformly worldlings, plotters, palter-ers, betrayers; even Antony is destroyed by lust, not love; and Cleopatra is as devious as she is passionate.
  • As for myself, I shall refuse to palter with conscience, I shall refuse to be a party to the abandonment of American citizens.

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