propinquity

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!


Yesterday’s word

The word cunctative means “delaying; slow”

First usage

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).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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