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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:  DILATORY 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 another. It is Latinate, and Latin is catnip to lawyers,...

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