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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Consideration of what is advantageous or easy or immediate over what is right.
2. The quality of being suited for a purpose.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin expedire (to make ready, to set the feet free), from ex- (out of) + ped- (foot). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ped- (foot) which gave us peccadillo (alluding to a stumble or fall), pedal, impeccable, podium, octopus, and impeach.
USAGE:"Political expediency means that a lot of planning is still short term."
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos & Lyal White; How Brazil Beats Poverty Trap; Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg, South Africa); Aug 25, 2009.
See more usage examples of expediency in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. -Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (1929-1968)
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