Tom Lantos

In a word: dilatory

Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word: 


This is your first word of the week since the end of December, which should explain the choice. 

The word (pronounced DIL-uh-toh-ree) means "slow to act." It is a direct steal from the Latin dilatorius, "delaying," which comes from dilator, "delayer," which in turn derives from the verb differre, "to defer." 

It's a word lawyers life to fling at one...