14 May 2014

Vocab 5/14/14

cunctation (n) -- procrastination; delay

procrastinate (v) -- to put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness; to delay needlessly

pleonasm (n) -- the use of more words than are required to express an idea; redundancy

animalcule (n) -- a microscopic or minute organism, such as an amoeba or paramecium, usually considered to be an animal

anapest (n) -- a metrical foot composed of two short syllables followed by one long one, as in the word seventeen

indurate (adj./v) -- physically or morally hardened; to make or become such

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