expedient

Word of the Day

expedient

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspiːdɪənt/ /ɛkˈspiːdɪənt/
adjective
1 (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
1.1 (of an action) suitable or appropriate.
noun
A means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin expedient- ‘extricating, putting in order’, from the verb expedire (see expedite).

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It would be expedient to merely offer a random word and its definition for WotD, but it is more fun to try to present a supporting image to go along with the word. Sometimes a good illustration eludes me.

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