makeshift

Definition of makeshift

make´shift`   Pronunciation: māk´shĭft`
n.1.That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means.
I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift.
- G. Eliot.

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