extemporary

adjective
ex·tem·po·rary | \ik-ˈstem-pə-ˌrer-ē \

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extemporarily \ik-ˌstem-pə-ˈrer-ə-lē \ adverb

Examples of extemporary in a Sentence

caught red-handed, the would-be embezzler proceeded to give some extemporary and not very convincing explanations for her actions

First Known Use of extemporary

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extemporary was in 1596

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