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To talk insincerely; to prevaricate or equivocate in speech or actions

I would prevaricate and palter in my usual plausible way, but, this being Cambridge, such stratagems would cut no ice with my remorseless and (in my imagination) gleefully malicious interrogator, who would stare at me with gimlet eyes and say in a harsh voice that crackled with mocking laughter: ‘Excuse me, but do you even know who Lermontov is?’.

To trifle

Don't palter with the second rate.

{v} to shift, dodge, trifle, spend, squander
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle
To babble; to chatter
{f} cheat, defraud, swindle; treat disrespectfully, treat in a derisive manner
To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things
To haggle
To talk insincerely
someone who palters
One who palters