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ex·tem·po·rar·y

 (ĭk-stĕm′pə-rĕr′ē)
adj.
Spoken, done, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought: an extemporary lecture.

[From extempore.]

ex·tem′po·rar′i·ly (-râr′ə-lē) adv.

ex•tem•po•ra•ne•ous

(ɪkˌstɛm pəˈreɪ ni əs)

adj.
1. done, spoken, or performed without preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech.
2. prepared in advance but delivered using few or no notes: extemporaneous lectures.
3. performing with little or no advance preparation: extemporaneous orators.
4. made for the occasion; improvised: extemporaneous housing.
[1650–60; < Late Latin extemporāneus. See extempore, -an1, -eous]
ex•tem`po•ra′ne•ous•ly, adv.
ex•tem`po•ra′ne•ous•ness, ex•tem`po•ra•ne′i•ty (-rəˈni ɪ ti) n.
syn: extemporaneous, impromptu are used of expression that is not planned. extemporaneous may refer to a speech given without any advance preparation: extemporaneous remarks. impromptu is also used of a speech, but often refers to a poem, song, etc., delivered without preparation and at a moment's notice: She entertained the guests with some impromptu rhymes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extemporary - with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "an impromptu speech"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"
unprepared - without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson

extemporary

adjective
Spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
Informal: off-the-cuff.
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With this extemporary adaptation of a popular ballad to the distressing circumstances of his own case, Mr Swiveller folded up the parcel again, beat it very flat between the palms of his hands, thrust it into his breast, buttoned his coat over it, and folded his arms upon the whole.
Peg, expressing her acquiescence in this arrangement, Mr Squeers turned the box bottom upwards, and tumbling the contents upon the floor, handed it to her; the destruction of the box being an extemporary device for engaging her attention, in case it should prove desirable to distract it from his own proceedings.
The service commenced with a hymn, to which succeeded an extemporary prayer.
while Adolph poured forth, with great fluency, an extemporary speech, which he had been preparing, with great care, for a fortnight before.
Will not you stay a moment," asked Phoebus, " nd hear me turn the pretty and touching story of Proserpina into extemporary verses?
2) Here, I will focus on the word written and read, rather than on the high-powered experience of the word spoken through extemporary preaching and prayer, exhortation, storytelling, and testimony.
If his writing was extemporary, his math was not and Roy later admitted that he "flunked [math exams] miserably.
It is a system for two component extemporary products such as powder/liquid and liquid/liquid, and especially useful for whitening treatments or vitamin C formulas, which have become more in demand from consumers.
30) Locke states: "The legislative, or supreme authority, cannot assume to its self a power to rule by extemporary arbitrary decrees, but is bound to dispense justice, and decide the rights of the subject by promulgated standing laws, and known authorized judges: for the law of nature being unwritten, and so no where to be found but in the minds of men, they who through passion or interest shall miscite, or misapply it"; see John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 1980), sec.
whoever has the legislative or supreme power of any commonwealth, is bound to govern by established standing laws, promulgated and known to the people, and not by extemporary decrees, by indifferent and upright judges, who are to decide controversies by those laws; and to employ the force of the community at home only in the execution of such laws, or abroad to prevent or redress foreign injuries and secure the community from inroads and invasion.