Saturday, February 20, 2010

Procrastination

This is what I'm doing instead of getting my homily ready. (If you right click on the image, you'll get a full-screen play and get rid of the annoying truncation on the right-hand side.)



Sense 1
procrastination, cunctation, shillyshally -- (the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time)
    -> delay, holdup -- (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)
       => break, interruption, disruption, gap -- (an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account")
       => demurrage -- (detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure)
       => forbearance -- (a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming")
       => postponement, deferment, deferral -- (act of putting off to a future time)
       => procrastination, cunctation, shillyshally -- (the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time)
       => slowdown, lag, retardation -- (the act of slowing down or falling behind)
       => dalliance, dawdling, trifling -- (the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working)
       => filibuster -- (a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches)
       => tarriance, lingering -- (the act of tarrying)
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