PRONUNCIATION: (tuhr-ji-vuhr-SAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. Misleading, evasive, or ambiguous speech or action.
2. Desertion of a party, position, cause, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin tergiversari (to turn one’s back, to evade), from tergum (back) + vertere (to turn). Earliest documented use: 1570.

FERGIVERSATION - when two people meet for apology, acceptance, and reconciliation

TERGIVER'S ACTION - Mr Tergiver has been a busy bee, hasn't he?

TER GIVE RATION - why I donated my lunch