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extemporize – Word of the Day

extemporize – verb

[ik-stem-puh-rahyz]

verb – used without object

1.   to speak extemporaneously

2.   to sing, or play on an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise.

3.   to do or manage something in a makeshift way.

verb – used with object

4.   to make or devise extempore.

5.   Music. to compose offhand; improvise.

Without having all of the necessary crafting items to complete her project, Emily had to extemporize.

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