prevarication :

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pruh ve ruh kay shuhn

  • n  a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  • n  intentionally vague or ambiguous
  • n  the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

  • And what was the import of Pinocchio's most recent prevarication: We got some information through torture.
  • The fine art of political prevarication is nothing less than ordinary, everyday lying writ large.
  • Butler reported to the Security Council Thursday on Iraq's continued prevarication.
News & Articles

  • Obama haunted by post-Iraq uncertainty
    A dozen years after 9/11, Barack Obama’s address on Syria provided a sobering insight into US strategic hesitancy. It underlined the extent to which prevarication and weakness have become the hallmarks of the President’s administration in dealing with the challenges of jihadist extremism and global terrorism.
    Sept. 19, 2013 - The Rancher

  • Pranab Mukherjee in International Herald Tribune
    Hon. members are aware of the prevarication, denial, diversionary tactics and misplaced sense of victimhood which characterised Pakistan's reaction from early days after the Mumbai attack,Mukherjee said. "I do not discount in any way...
  • P Chidambaram in Hindu
    I am sure somebody (in Pakistan) will deny tomorrow what the Naval chief said. This is part of prevarication,Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here when asked to comment on Bashir's comment.
  • Amr Moussa in Al-Bawaba
    Some proposals were accepted, others met with prevarication. We had hoped that these proposals would achieve a breakthrough but contacts between the various leaders do not exist, making an understanding very difficult,Moussa added.

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