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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: clavicle - collarbone
::: cohabit - live together
::: abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
::: elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
::: genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
::: mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility