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    extemporaneous

    extemporaneous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extemporaneous

    Definition
    (adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
    Example Sentence
    • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
    • an extemporaneous piano recital
    • an extemporary lecture
    • an extempore skit
    • an impromptu speech
    • offhand excuses
    • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
    • an off-the-cuff toast
    • a few unrehearsed comments
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extemporaneous

TEMPORARILY done in haste and so not planned.

remember an extempore that we did in school which was spontaneous and NOT PLANNED

my GRE ex attempt was poor b'coz it was not planned...

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EXecuted TEMPORArily...coz its not planned...!!!

X IS A SHORT TEMPERD MAN,HE GOT ANGRY SUDDENLY & KILLED Y.IT WAS NOT PREPLANED

EX means "without," and TEMPOR means "time." Thus EX TEMPOR means without time.

Think of Extempore, where you are given a word and you have to give a small lecture on it.

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