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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 .