Here we go with the Monday Wordle.
It’s taken me a while to get something together, but the crux of this actually happened.
7. Temporize verb (used without object), tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing.
to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing
opinion or circumstances.
to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with)
to come to terms (usually followed by with ).
to effect a compromise (usually followed by between ).
10. Heiligenschein (German for “halo” or “aureola”, pronounced [ˈhaɪlɪɡənˌʃaɪn]) is an optical phenomenon in which a bright spot appears around the shadow of the viewer’s head in the presence of dew. In photogrammetry and remote sensing, it is more commonly known as the hotspot.)
I remember instances with teeth and therapy in the 1960s.
I would temporize dental visits with a rewarding treat at the bakery because it was believed one treatment would help with the other.
I had been tagged with having a speech impediment and so began the circle of extractions to make way for a brace and therapy to improve my lisp.
I was hardly a cutie svelte Shirley Temple with bobbing curls, but I developed a complex about my failing, and after seven extractions, refused to bounce back into the land of Doing-As-I-Was-Told. I made a rush for the door having told the dentist that he could insert the needle into an orifice that was yet unknown to me but sounded good in anger whilst Mum was doing a pretty good heiligenschein impression in the corner in shock at my outburst.