Word of the Week Wednesday: cunctation


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: cunctation.

A cunctation is a delay or tardiness.  Thinking about it, I probably should have used this as last week’s word.

The word comes from the Latin cunctari, meaning to delay

I like this word mainly because I find it odd.

At first I thought if might be related to the word punctual.  I turns out to be unrelated.  Punctual comes from the Latin word for point, much like punctuate.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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