pa·lav·er (pə-lăvər, -lävər)
a. Idle chatter.
b. Talk intended to charm or beguile.
2. A negotiation or discussion concerning matters in dispute, especially in the traditional cultures of West Africa.
v. pa·lav·ered, pa·lav·er·ing, pa·lav·ers
To talk idly or at length.
Archaic To flatter or cajole.
[Portuguese palavra, speech, alteration of Late Latin parabola, speech, parable; see PARABLE.]
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