MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To discontinue a session of something, for example, a parliament.
2. To defer or to postpone.

ETYMOLOGY: From French proroger (to adjourn), from Latin prorogare (to prolong or defer), from pro- (before) + rogare (to ask). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule), which is also the source of regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, and surge. Earliest documented use: 1419.


PRE-ROGUE - young scamp (cf. PRIOROGUE)

PYRO-ROGUE - arsonist

UPROR-OGUE - that Victoria's Secret sales brochure is so offensive, people everywhere are complaining loudly