May 30th, 2018

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Word of the Day 05/30/18 Perfunctory

Perfunctory (adjective)
per·func·to·ry  [per-fuhngk-tuh-ree] (previously 04-06-13)

adjective
1. performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
2. lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.

Synonyms
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1, 2. negligent, heedless, thoughtless, uninterested.

Antonyms
1, 2. careful, diligent.


Origin: 1575–85; < Late Latin perfūnctōrius negligent, superficial, derivative of perfungī to do one's job, be done, equivalent to per- per- + fung-, base of fungī to perform, function + -tōrius -tory

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Rare Pair Entry: Downtown Abbey - Bates/Anna - Bates' Blessing

Title: Bates' Blessing
Author: Kat Lee
Dedicated To: My better half, my heart, the one who makes me whole, my beloved Drew
Fandom: Downtown Abbey
Character/Pairing: Bates/Anna
Rating: PG-13/T
Challenge/Prompt: Bates/Anna - Time After Time and Woman, Amen - as requested by the King and Pirate Captain of my heart, my Drew, and 1_million_words: Rare Pair
Warning(s): [Spoiler (click to open)]A rape victim's struggle to move forward
Word Count: 1,224
Date Written: 29 May 2018
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