Friday, February 17, 2017
Citations for oscitant
I dread the arrival of the delivery man, who will be even more oscitant than this man at the take-out phone.
The obvious answer is admin, but that is very boring. And also quite hard at this lazy, pre-evening, pinkish, oscitant time of day.
Origin of oscitant
The Latin verb ōscitāre means “to yawn, gape (of animals)”; “to turn toward the sun (of plants)”; and by extension “to be listless drowsy, inactive, half asleep.” The word entered English in the early 17th century.