palaver

n.

  1. Talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.
  2. In Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate.

v. t. & i.

  1. To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver;to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully.