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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
::: reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
::: migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
::: nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
::: earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
::: aberration - deviation from the normal; mental disorder