To act indecisively; to fail to make up one’s mind. Middle English “diddir”=to tremble, shake, shiver. Uncertain earlier origin.


Lying on your back, face upwards, palms up. Latin “supinus”=bent backwards.

To feel extreme sadness, usually because of a death. French “grever”=to burden, press heavily on < Latin “gravis”=heavy, burdensome.

Behaving self-importantly; arrogant. Anglo-Norman “pompe” < Latin “pompa”=procession < Greek “pompi”=parade.

Expressed very strongly without worrying about offending. Old French “trenchant”=cutting < Latin “truncare”=to cut, lop off.

Lying flat, face down. Latin “pronus”=leaning forward, inclined downward < “pro-“=forward, toward.

A box for holding valuables. Old French “coffre”=chest < Latin “cophinus” < Greek “kofinos”=basket.

Time towards end of the day, about 6:00 to bedtime. Old English “aefnung”=the coming on of dusk.

To become aware of. Latin “realis”=real, existing physically + “-ize”=verb-forming suffix. Literally “to make real.”

With reference to; concerning. French “a propos”=to this purpose < Latin “a”=to + “proponere”=to propose, set out.