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Word of the Day: perfunctory

per·func·to·ry /pərˈfʌŋktəri/ [per-fuhngk-tuh-ree]
–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.

[Origin: 1575–85; < LL perfūnctōrius negligent, superficial, deriv. of perfungī to do one's job, be done, equiv. to per- + fung-, base of fungī to perform, function + -tōrius -tory1]

—Related forms
per·func·to·ri·ly, adverb
per·func·to·ri·ness, noun

—Synonyms 1, 2. negligent, heedless, thoughtless, uninterested.
—Antonyms 1, 2. careful, diligent.

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Wounds,
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to reach out a hand
for Venus, Jupiter,
Andromeda

only come up with
naught but scars
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a dream;
by stumbling time and again

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