delay, stay behind


  • demure

    If you describe someone, usually a young woman, as demure, you mean that she is quiet, shy, and always behaves modestly.

  • demur

    If you demur, you delay in doing or mildly object to something because you don't really want to do it.

  • moratorium

    A moratorium on a particular activity or process is an official agreement to stop it temporarily.

  • demurely

    in a demure manner

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