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expedients

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plural of expedient

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1 a temporary replacement
  • if you're a spectator caught without rainwear at a sporting event, then a plastic garbage bag makes an acceptable, if unfashionable, expedient

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3 something that one uses to accomplish an end especially when the usual means is not available
  • since there wasn't a single bandage left in our backpacks, we had to use a bandanna, our only expedient

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“Expedients.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expedients. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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