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Word: temporize

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


More Vocab Words

::: recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: hermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
::: plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
::: backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
::: quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence