Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Word of the Day

prevaricate \prih-VAIR-uh-kayt\, intransitive verb:
To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.

Journalism has a similar obligation, particularly with men and women suddenly transferred to places of great power, who are often led to exaggerate and prevaricate, all in the name of a supposedly greater good.
-- Stephen R. Graubard, "Presidents: The Power and the Mediocrity", New York Times, January 15, 1989


Anonymous said...

"Do you have the audacity to doubt my veracity and insinuate I am a pervaricator?"
-Mrs. Davis's 5th grade class vocabulary sentance.

CCJM said...

oh man, we're going way back with that comment. Kudos to Mr./Ms. Anonymous for that one