Flashcards in 2.9 Time is of the Essence Deck (14):
Mild side effects, which are usually TRANSIENT, may occur initially.
(transire to go across)
There remain some truths too EPHEMERAL to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript.
Progress again here has been slow, and news feeds from the club remain SPORADIC to say the least.
irregular or unpredictable; infrequent
The preparation of the reducing agent proved to be very CAPRICIOUS.
EVANESCENT memories that came swarming--gnatlike memories that teased and distracted.
likely to vanish
(vanescere to disappear)
EXTEMPORANEOUS speeches during contests, no practice necessary.
done with little or no practice
(ex tempore of time)
I went into the film having resolved not to allow my enjoyment to be spoiled by any historical ANACHRONISM I happened to spot.
something out of place in time
(ana- backward + chronos time)
They regard knowledge derived from a business context as often TRANSITORY and of limited long-term value to students.
lasting for a short time
(transitus gone across)
He needs to EXPEDITE completion of the report.
to speed up
(ex- out + pedis foot)
INFLUX of Chinese immigrants to American in the 1800's came the introduction of tofu to the US.
a flowing in
(in- in + fluere to flow)
SUPERFLUOUS to mention it, but don't go swimming if you've been drinking alcohol.
beyond what is necessary or sufficient
(super- over + fluere to flow)
CONTEMPORANEOUS notes records that she informed the patient.
existing or occuring at about the same time
(con- together + tempore time)
The descent was easier but the last lap along the forest path seemed INTERMINABLE!
(in- not + term end)