Prevaricate – Speak or act evasively; to not directly answer a question
To remember the definition of the word prevaricate, use the following mnemonic:
Previously I ate carrot cake (prevaricate). Now I avoid eating carrot cake, or ever talking about carrot cake, or answering any questions about eating carrot cake.
Examples of prevaricate in a sentence
It was suspicious, the way he prevaricated when asked a question.
He knew he was going to lose, and that is why he kept prevaricating rather than making a move.
There is no other way around it. We must stop prevaricating and pay the fine.