Pronounced: klahch (alt: klach)

Notes: I find those pronunciations to be very close; the second would be latch with a ‘k’ in front.

Yesterday’s word

The word cunctation means “delay; procrastination; tardiness”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

I can just image the phrase “he has a tendency toward cunctation” causing eyebrows to raise around the office. Our word comes from the Latin word cunctari (to hesitate, delay).

Published by Richard

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

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