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May 14, 2013
This week's theme
Verbs

This week's words
ensconce
equivocate
petrify
impute
exscind

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equivocate

PRONUNCIATION:
(i-KWIV-uh-kayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To be vague or ambiguous, especially in order to mislead.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aequi-/equi- (equal) + vocare (to call), from vox (voice). Earliest documented use: 1590.

USAGE:
"The bishop equivocates and wrings his fat hands and procrastinates."
Susan Wiggs; At the Queen's Summons; Harlequin; 2012.

See more usage examples of equivocate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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