Desultory — Say That Again

A. Desultory as in “vessel” and “tory”
or B. Desultory as in “de” and “sultry”?
I had always pronounced it “B,”
with pride in my vocabulary
but now woe is me.
I heard it on TV
as A. and not B.
I couldn’t believe it
and shouted, I’m such a “nitwit,”
The online dictionary audio of the
word doesn’t lie
and I thought I would cry.
A. wins the story.
Now, I’m desultory (as in vessel and tory)
but never desultory (as in de and sultry).

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