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cunctator (kungk-TAY-tuhr) noun

One who hesitates; a procrastinator or delayer.

[From Latin cunctari (to hesitate, delay).]

"No cunctator, James quickly provided his wife with the surefire ammunition to divorce him -- adultery."
Richard Kepler Brunner; With Marriage Penalty, It Can Pay to Get Divorced; The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania); Oct 3, 1999.

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