October 17th, 2007


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extemporaneous-adjective /ɪkˌstɛmpəˈreɪniəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ik-stem-puh-rey-nee-uhs]
1. done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech.
2. previously planned but delivered with the help of few or no notes: extemporaneous lectures.
3. speaking or performing with little or no advance preparation: extemporaneous actors.
4. made for the occasion, as a shelter.


While Winston Churchill is considered one of the greatest orators, he was anything but extemporaneous: without his notes and preparation before hand, his speech would fail.