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.


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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