17. Perfunctory

Definition: (adjective) (of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection.

Replaces: hasty, careless

I personally love this word because it's a grown-up way to say "half-ass." I'm certain you've never written an essay in a perfunctory manner but for those times that you want to express how your classmate did a perfunctory job in contributing to your group project or tell your boyfriend that he gave you a perfunctory kiss and he needs to step it up, it's perfect!

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