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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: bliss - complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
::: sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
::: liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
::: engender - cause; produce; give rise to
::: falsify - make (something written) false by changing
::: impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
::: rile - irritate; vex; muddy
::: frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone