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Obfuscate vs. Prevaricate

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Obfuscateverb

To make dark; overshadow

Prevaricateverb

To deviate, transgress; to go astray (from).

Obfuscateverb

To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth.

Prevaricateverb

(intransitive) To shift or turn from direct speech or behaviour; to evade the truth; to waffle or be (intentionally) ambiguous.

‘The people saw the politician prevaricate every day.’;

Obfuscateverb

(computing) To alter code while preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.

‘We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.’;

Prevaricateverb

To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.

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Obfuscateadjective

(obsolete) Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.

Prevaricateverb

To undertake something falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.

Obfuscateadjective

Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.

Prevaricateverb

To shift or turn from one side to the other, from the direct course, or from truth; to speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble; as, he prevaricates in his statement.

‘He prevaricates with his own understanding.’;

Obfuscateverb

To darken; to obscure; to becloud.

Prevaricateverb

To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.

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Obfuscateverb

To confuse; to bewilder; to make unclear.

‘His head, like a smokejack, the funnel unswept, and the ideas whirling round and round about in it, all obfuscated and darkened over with fuliginous matter.’; ‘Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects of meaner females.’;

Prevaricateverb

To undertake a thing falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.

Obfuscateverb

make obscure or unclear

Prevaricateverb

To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert.

Prevaricateverb

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

Prevaricateverb

speak or act in an evasive way

‘he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions’;

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