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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
::: blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
::: prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
::: groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
::: consternation - great shock; dismay
::: fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: perturb - disturb greatly