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prevaricator

[pri-var-i-key-ter] /prɪˈvær ɪˌkeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who speaks falsely; liar.
2.
a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin praevāricātor; see prevaricate, -tor
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Examples for prevaricator
  • Tell me why another is a principle-free pimp and a prevaricator.
  • There must have been n tall prevaricator some where.
Word Origin and History for prevaricator
n.

c.1400, from Old French prevaricator and directly from Latin praevaricator "sham accuser; unfaithful advocate," agent noun from past participle stem of praevaricari (see prevaricate).

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