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  • 121Prolixious — Pro*lix ious, a. Dilatory; tedious; superfluous. [Obs.] Lay by all nicety, and prolixious blushes. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 122Prompt — (pr[o^]mt; 215), a. [Compar. {Prompter}; superl. {Promptest}.] [F. prompt, L. promptus, properly, brought forth (to light or view), hence, visible, evident, at hand, ready, quick, p. p. of promere to take or bring forth; pro forth + emere to take …

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  • 123Prompter — Prompt Prompt (pr[o^]mt; 215), a. [Compar. {Prompter}; superl. {Promptest}.] [F. prompt, L. promptus, properly, brought forth (to light or view), hence, visible, evident, at hand, ready, quick, p. p. of promere to take or bring forth; pro forth + …

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  • 124Promptest — Prompt Prompt (pr[o^]mt; 215), a. [Compar. {Prompter}; superl. {Promptest}.] [F. prompt, L. promptus, properly, brought forth (to light or view), hence, visible, evident, at hand, ready, quick, p. p. of promere to take or bring forth; pro forth + …

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  • 125Remiss — Re*miss (r? m?s ), a. [L. remissus, p. p. of remittere to send back, relax. See {Remit}.] Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy; behindhand; lagging; slack; hence,… …

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  • 126Sloth — Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to action or… …

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  • 127Sloth animalcule — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 128Sloth bear — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 129Sloth monkey — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …

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  • 130Speedier — Speedy Speed y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Speedier}; superl. {Speediest}.] [AS. sp[=e]dyg.] Not dilatory or slow; quick; swift; nimble; hasty; rapid in motion or performance; as, a speedy flight; on speedy foot. [1913 Webster] I will wish her speedy… …

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  • 131Speediest — Speedy Speed y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Speedier}; superl. {Speediest}.] [AS. sp[=e]dyg.] Not dilatory or slow; quick; swift; nimble; hasty; rapid in motion or performance; as, a speedy flight; on speedy foot. [1913 Webster] I will wish her speedy… …

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  • 132Speedy — Speed y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Speedier}; superl. {Speediest}.] [AS. sp[=e]dyg.] Not dilatory or slow; quick; swift; nimble; hasty; rapid in motion or performance; as, a speedy flight; on speedy foot. [1913 Webster] I will wish her speedy strength …

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  • 133drag one's feet — also drag one s heels phrasal to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner …

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  • 134Fabian — adjective Date: 1638 1. a. of, relating to, or in the manner of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus known for his defeat of Hannibal in the Second Punic War by the avoidance of decisive contests b. cautious, dilatory 2. [the Fabian Society;… …

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  • 135moratorium — noun (plural riums or moratoria) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter of moratorius dilatory, from Latin morari to delay, from mora delay Date: 1875 1. a. a legally authorized period of delay in the performance of a legal obligation or… …

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  • 136filibuster — I. noun Etymology: Spanish filibustero, literally, freebooter Date: 1851 1. an irregular military adventurer; specifically an American engaged in fomenting insurrections in Latin America in the mid 19th century 2. [filibuster (II)] a. the use of… …

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  • 137laggard — I. adjective Date: 1702 lagging or tending to lag ; dilatory • laggardly adverb or adjective • laggardness noun II. noun Date: 1705 one that lags or lingers …

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  • 138dilatorily — adverb see dilatory …

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  • 139dilatoriness — noun see dilatory …

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  • 140Lawyer — Lawyers redirects here. For the television series, see The Lawyers. For other uses, see Lawyer (disambiguation). Lawyer 19th century painting of lawyers, by French artist Honoré Daumier Occupation Names …

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