Pronounced: klahch (alt: klach)
Notes: I find those pronunciations to be very close; the second would be latch with a ‘k’ in front.
The word cunctation means “delay; procrastination; tardiness”
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).