Peravications

Johnyxxx

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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.
 

jutfrank

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