Prevaricate is a verb
Meaning: to lie, deceive
Prevaricate means to create false impressions with the sole intention of misleading or taking the focus away from the truth. It is like being deliberately ambiguous about the real fact.
It conveys the same intent as " to beat around the bush"
Noun forms : Prevarication, Prevaricator
1. Our political leaders find it difficult to prevaricate now as the citizens have become more aware and intelligent.
2. Raj was trying to prevaricate about his poor performance in class to his parents.
3. I always like to be straightforward and not prevaricate about my shortcomings and failures.