Perendinate

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Definition: To put something off until the day after tomorrow; to remain at college for unusually long time.

Pronunciation: puh-REN-di-nayt

Synonyms: Procrastinate, filibuster (legislative lexicon), dillydally, stall.

Origin:

Perendinate derives from the Latin perendie– literally meaning on the day after tomorrow

Why this word?

  • Procrastinate- to defer something for tomorrow (If considering its definition literally).
  • Perendinate- to defer for an indefinite amount of time.

Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?

You can’t repudiate the fact that you never procrastinate/procrastinated. Everyone does/did at some point in their life. It’s a habit that requires enormous amount of travail to get rid off.

Talking about its existence on Internet, the chic word procrastinate has started to corrode. It is losing its sheen. It is following the backwash of awesome. You know it is being overused, right? Rarely do I see anything being called great, beautiful or sweet. Awesome pilot, awesome Dentist, awesome student- Everything has to be awesome nowadays.

While I’m not saying it’s incorrect to use it to evince extraordinary things, I think it’s just being redundantly overused.

Keeping aside my rant anent the overuse of the word, the second definition of this word is awesome at so many levels. Oops. Did I just use awesome?

How to use the word perendinate in sentence?

When you are not sure about the time till you are deferring some piece of work, use perendinate.

“Boss to employee: I suggest you not to perendinate if you want to keep your job; I gave you those assignment days ago”.

“The more time I spent at Morehouse, the more I realized that perendination wasn’t really out of the ordinary”.

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Akshay is a Civil engineer who, for his love of words, preferred words over engineering. He is an avid reader and a prolific writer.

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