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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: unaccountable - unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
::: troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
::: progeny - children; offspring; descendants
::: indite - write; compose
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
::: zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
::: benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
::: rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action