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  • v. this sense?) to choose to deliver a message by telephone when etiquette demands the effort and respect conveyed by in person communication
  • v. To fulfill a responsibility with a minimum effort rather than the appropriate level of effort.
  • v. this sense?) to make an unseemly timid performance; to be restrained and timid when strident action is called for


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