Duck and Tergiversate


Duck verb - To get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery.

Tergiversate and duck are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tergiversate" instead a verb "Duck".

Nearby Words: ducked, ducking, ducky, duckling


Tergiversate verb - To avoid giving a definite answer or position.
Usage example: shamelessly tergiversating, the witness replied, “Well, it depends upon what your definition of ‘truth’ is”
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Duck and tergiversate are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Duck" instead a verb "Tergiversate".

Nearby Word: tergiversation
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Tergiversate or Duck. 2016. Accessed June 09, 2023.
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