Thesaurus for Prevaricate

Thesaurus for Prevaricate
pre·var·i·cate
[pri-var-i-keyt]
prevaricate
– verb
deceive; stretch the truth
Synonyms: beat around the bush, beg the question, belie, cavil, con, distort, dodge, equivocate, evade, exaggerate, fabricate, falsify, fib, garble, hedge, invent, jive, lie, misrepresent, misspeak, palter, phony up, put on, quibble, shift, shuffle, tergiversate
Antonyms: tell truth

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Word of the Day ~Prevaricate

pre·var·i·cate
[pri-var-i-keyt]
– verb (used without object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
1.
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
Example sentences:
The appellant did in fact prevaricate and admitted it.
On a more enlightened planet we wouldn’t need to prevaricate.
There goes that old compulsion to prevaricate when it’s not necessary.
Origin: 1575–85; < L praevāricātus, ptp. of praevāricārī to straddle something, (of an advocate) collude with an opponent's advocate, equiv. to prae- pre- + vāricāre to straddle, deriv. of vārus bent outwards, bow-legged

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Thesaurus for the Word of the Day

Thesaurus for the Word of the Day ~
equanimity
– noun
levelheadedness
Synonyms: aplomb, assurance, ataraxia, ataraxy, calm, calmness, composure, confidence, cool, coolness, detachment, equability, imperturbability, patience, peace, phlegm, placidity, poise, presence of mind, sangfroid, self-possession, serenity, steadiness, tranquillity
Antonyms: agitation, alarm, anxiety, discomposure, excitableness, upset, worry

Word of the Day ~Equanimity

Word of the Day
e·qua·nim·i·ty
[ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee, ek-wuh-]
– noun
1.
mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
Example sentences:
But on the question of presidential authority, there is no such equanimity.
Accept your employee’s comment with equanimity and don’t labor long on his suggestion.
Many voices today, including many expert voices, urge us to accept the decline of fatherhood with equanimity.
Origin: 1600–10; < L aequanimitās, equiv. to aequ(us) even, plain, equal + anim(us) mind, spirit, feelings + -itās -ity

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Synonyms and Antonyms

auspicious
– adjective
encouraging; favorable
Synonyms: advantageous, bright, favorable, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, promising, propitious, prosperous, rosy, timely, well-timed
Antonyms: inauspicious, inopportune, ominous, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

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Word of the Day ~Auspicious

aus·pi·cious
[aw-spish-uh s]
– adjective
1.
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
2.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
Example sentences:
She also advises couples wishing to set an auspicious wedding date.
The long-term matrimonial odds had never been terrifically auspicious.
The towering image is an auspicious sign for the half a dozen couples who eagerly wait their turn for a consultation.
Origin: 1600–10; < L auspici(um) auspice + -ous

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