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Wednesday October 1, 2014
To speak or perform without practice or preparation; to improvise
- The extemporized speech at the wedding was very touching.
- He extemporaneously came up with a witty remark to the man's insult.
Word Usage Tip
To extemporize is to speak or perform on the spur of the moment or off hand. Improvise is a close synonym of extemporize, but extemporize is limited to speaking or performing.
THINK... how can you use extemporize in a conversation today?
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