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Jun 1, 2012
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cunctator

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

cunctator

PRONUNCIATION:
(kungk-TAY-tuhr)

MEANING:
noun: One who hesitates; a procrastinator or delayer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cunctari (to hesitate, delay). Earliest documented use: 1654.

USAGE:
"No cunctator, James quickly provided his wife with the surefire ammunition to divorce him -- adultery."
Richard Kepler Brunner; With Marriage Penalty, It Can Pay to Get Divorced; The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania); Oct 3, 1999.

See more usage examples of cunctator in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I would have made a good Pope. -Richard M. Nixon, 37th president of US (1913-1994)

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