A Word A Day : Perfunctory
( Adjective )Perfunctory
Word of 22nd June 2007: A Word A Day-Perfunctory
(pur FUNGK tuh ree) adj: unenthusiastic, careless
• Larry made a couple of perfunctory
attempts at answering the questions on the test, but then he put down his pencil and his head and slept until the end of the period.
• Sandra's lawn mowing was perfunctory
at best. She skipped all the difficult parts and didn’t rake up any of the clippings.
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