expedient may apply to any device or contrivance used when the usual one is not at hand or not possible.
a flimsy expedient
shift implies a tentative or temporary imperfect expedient.
desperate shifts to stave off foreclosure
makeshift implies an inferior expedient adopted because of urgent need or allowed through indifference.
old equipment employed as a makeshift
stopgap applies to something used temporarily as an emergency measure.
a new law intended only as a stopgap
Examples of resource in a Sentence
Oil is essentially their only resource.
The computer laboratory is an essential resource for students.
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French ressource, from Old French ressourse relief, resource, from resourdre to relieve, literally, to rise again, from Latin resurgere — more at resurrection