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Synonyms for palter

to stray from truthfulness or sincerity

to argue about the terms, as of a sale

Synonyms for palter

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

References in classic literature ?
Since murder was that man's intention, why should he palter with small details?
The stone palters told the team, 'This time we picked up stones, the next time around it can be much worse,' restart of the armed struggle like 1990s.
Here Emerson concisely and concretely defines a society in which "Virtue palters; Right is hence;/ Freedom praised, but hid." All of New England "Would serve things still;--but "Things are of the snake." Worse, "Things are in the saddle,/ And ride mankind." This condemnation of the public life of his times is done with Emerson's familiar imaginative creation of figures of speech.
Individual essays of "Deception" include "Why Most People Parse Palters, Fibs, Lies, Whoppers, and Other Deceptions Poorly", "Digital Doctoring: Can We Trust Photographs?", "Does Rumor Lie?
Boyer and Nissenbaum, eds., Salem Witchcraft Palters, I, 238; 2:539-43; Roach, Salem Witch Trials, 267-71.