Pronounced: pro-PING-kwih-tee, noun
Notes: You may know this word; I keep seeing “iniquity” in it, and getting thrown off — perhaps writing it here will help me remember it!
The word cunctative means “delaying; slow”
This word came into English in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
I suppose this word could be used in “cunctative tactics” (instead of the more common ‘delaying tactics’. It’s a nice fancy word to use for delaying. It comes from the Latin word cunctari (to hesitate or delay).