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Word: temporize

Definition: gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself


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::: confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
::: promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
::: mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
::: inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
::: oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
::: infirmity - weakness
::: vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan