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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
::: besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
::: imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement
::: drone - talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.