palter (v.)
prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
AC III.xi.63[Antony to Cleopatra] I must ... dodge / And palter in the shifts of lowness
JC II.i.126[Brutus to all, of their group] secret Romans that have spoke the word, / And will not palter
Mac V.vi.59[Macbeth to Macduff, of the evil spirits] be these juggling fiends no more believed / That palter with us in a double sense
TC II.iii.230[Ajax to all, of Achilles] A whoreson dog, that shall palter thus with us!
TC V.ii.49[Diomedes to Cressida] adieu; you palter
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