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Word of the Day: Perfunctory

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Today's word is:




(of an action or gesture) Carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection: He gave a perfunctory nod.


ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: from late Latin perfunctorius 'careless,' from Latin perfunct- 'done with, discharged,' from the verb perfungi .

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