Tergiversate (To be pronounced as tur-ji-ver-seyt
Meaning – changing repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. Also, the act of changing one’s loyalties; abandon a belief or principle as well as making conflicting and/or evasive statements.
It also involves using equivocate (which means use of ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself) statements as part of frequently changing belief / principles / loyalites or turn renogade (which means deserter of one faith / allegience to another or rejecting conventional / lawful behaviour)
This word was named in the year 2011 as Word of the Year by Dictionary.com. According to the website, this weird word rose to fame because it described so much of the world around us.
The more he’d tergiversate, the clearer it became to the press he didn’t belong on the podium