Word of the Day: tentative

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Word of the Day: tentative

The word tentative has appeared in 250 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 2 in “Australia Aims to ‘Stamp Out’ Vaping With Sweeping Regulations” by Remy Tumin:

The Australian government said it wanted to crack down on the use of e-cigarettes in an effort to “reduce smoking and stamp out vaping” in one of the most sweeping tobacco regulatory moves in the country in years.

… Nicotine vapes are currently available only with a prescription in Australia, but they thrive on the black market, especially among young people. While the contours of the proposal are still tentative, Mark Butler, the health minister, said its long-term intentions were clear.

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