Expeditious \ek-spuh-DISH-uhs\, adjective:

Characterized by or acting with speed and efficiency.

His problem was to get from Lookout Valley to Chattanooga Valley in the most expeditious way possible.
— Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs

The criminal may of course use some short-term act of violence to ‘terrorize’ his victim, such as waving a gun in the face of a bank clerk during a robbery in order to ensure the clerk’s expeditious compliance.
— Bruce Hoffman, Inside Terrorism

Expeditious is derived from Latin expeditus, “unshackled, unimpeded, ready for action,” from expedire, “to free (one’s feet) from a snare; hence, to get out, to set free, to get ready for action,” from ex-, “out of” + pes, ped-, “foot.”

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Maybe if a young Stacey Ferguson had studied her math a little harder between scenes in Kids, Incorporated, she would have come up with this little ditty instead.


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