1: tending or intended to cause delay
2: characterized by procrastination
"Oh, nonononono!" Abby moaned.
Her fingers flew over her desk, sifting through loose papers and tearing drawers open. Racing down the hallway, she almost stepped on her dog, Paddy. The pooch scrambled out of the way with a yelp. In the kitchen, she pulled everything apart. She didn't dare look at the clock, the tick-tock mocking her dilatory nature.
Seconds remaining, she ran to the living room. Air whooshed from her lungs. There, taped to the TV, was the lottery ticket. She snatched it, palms sweating as the Big Five drawing started.
Five. Fifteen. Twenty-four. Six…