I’ll be the first to admit it. I am a cunctator. It is a habit and inclination that I must resist almost daily.
I love words. I always have. I can get lost for many minutes in a dictionary–the old-fashioned kind, mind you–the kind one lays on the table and pages through, turning sheet after sheet of paper. If you are a fan of words and vocabulary, may I recommend subscribing to AWAD. A. Word. A. Day. I have selected the post that explains the term cunctator.
I have been a subscriber for years. I have no idea how I first discovered AWAD, but I have never regretted my subscription. The five words (Monday through Friday) are arranged in related groups with a different theme each week. I appreicate the commitment, dedication, creativity, and sense of humor of AWAD’s founder Anu Garg. I especially love the Weekly Compendium report that includes responses from various subscribers around the world. This is the Compendium for the words from this past week: flagitious, thewless, flaneur, prima donna, and cunctator. These are the kinds of words, Anu Garg suggests, that may be useful in a down and dirty argument–a war of words.
Here is what AWAD says about AWAD.
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My other word-related attraction is Freerice. Freerice is also free. It can be addicting. I have wiled away much time over the past few years by the lure of Freerice.
What is Freerice? Freerice is the world’s only online game that allows you to raise rice for the hungry, while you learn. For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme to help in their fight against hunger worldwide.
Give it a try, if, and only if, you have some extra time on your hands.