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Wednesday October 1, 2014

Extemporize (ik-STEM-puh-rahyz)

To speak or perform without practice or preparation; to improvise

Usage Examples

  • 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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