how to pronounce prevarication

/pɹɪˌvæɹ.ɪˈkɛɪ.ʃən/

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prevarication is pronounced in five syllables

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pɹɪvæɹɪkɛɪʃən

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An example use of prevarication in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… there was no prevarication or suggestion …”

meanings of prevarication

noun:

  1. Deviation from what is right or correct; transgression, perversion.
  2. Evasion of the truth; deceit, evasiveness.
  3. The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution.
  4. A false or deceitful seeming to undertake a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
  5. A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.

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