Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Johnyxxx is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,420

    Peravications

    Hi,

    Can anybody explain to me what the word peravication means?

    ‘I said, “Sponge it down, George, sponge it down. And by good providence maybe the old gentleman won’t notice anything wrong.” It wasn’t to reason I could let him off his duties and enter into a lot of silly peravications which in the long run might only make things worse. It’s that you have to think of when you are
    a man in my position. But as for the Reverend’s not noticing it, there, as luck would have it, I was wrong myself.

    Crewe, Wlater de la Mare, 1929

    Thank you very much.
    Not a Teacher. A guy who is fond of old horror and weird literature and who is interested in English language.

  2. #2
    jutfrank's Avatar
    jutfrank is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    15,132

    Re: Peravications

    The word is prevarications. Try looking up prevaricate in a dictionary and I think the meaning will be a lot clearer.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •