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improvise

verb adept, ad-lib, compose, concoct, devise, extemporize, fabricate, invent, invent offhand, make up, originate, play by ear, ride with the waves, utilize, without preparation
See also: compose, conjure, contrive, create, devise, invent, make, originate, scheme
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It seemed an unlikely pursuit for a motorcycle-riding 'serial entrepreneur' who had moved from job to job all his life, but he picked up the skills in problem-solving and communications that would serve him well in the end, and here argues that it all comes back to successful improvising as a critical survival skill differentiating the extraordinary from the ordinary entrepreneur.
Senior lecturer Karin Nelson from the Department of Cultural Sciences looked at musical notation during a period when organists were known for improvising.
Baghdad Operations Command announced capturing a wanted gunman and seizing a factory for improvising bombs in northern Baghdad city.
The contest will be devoted to the 90th anniversary of Suzak rayon and 125th anniversary of great improvising poet Barpy.
As a musician for whom improvising did not come easily, and as a teacher with adult students who want to learn to improvise, I am always on the lookout for a good book that can teach improvising.
You get used to improvising with teams and tactics but here we are having to improvise.
For lifetime achievement winner Robert Altman, Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep introduced him by improvising - or seeming to improvise - a rambling, incoherent dialogue that played off the filmmaker's improvisational style, but as an introduction, it was more ``Ready to Wear'' than ``Nashville.