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1

Mild side effects, which are usually TRANSIENT, may occur initially.

fleeting; short-lived
(transire to go across)
T

2

There remain some truths too EPHEMERAL to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript.

short-lived
(hermera day)
E

3

Progress again here has been slow, and news feeds from the club remain SPORADIC to say the least.

irregular or unpredictable; infrequent
(sporas scattered)
S

4

The preparation of the reducing agent proved to be very CAPRICIOUS.

whimsical; impulsive
C

5

EVANESCENT memories that came swarming--gnatlike memories that teased and distracted.

likely to vanish
(vanescere to disappear)
E

6

EXTEMPORANEOUS speeches during contests, no practice necessary.

done with little or no practice
(ex tempore of time)
E

7

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)
A

8

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)

9

He needs to EXPEDITE completion of the report.

to speed up
(ex- out + pedis foot)
E

10

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)
I

11

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)
S

12

CONTEMPORANEOUS notes records that she informed the patient.

existing or occuring at about the same time
(con- together + tempore time)
C

13

The descent was easier but the last lap along the forest path seemed INTERMINABLE!

never ending
(in- not + term end)
I

14

We aim to resolve complaints with our first response and without resorting to further PROTRACTED correspondence.

prolonged; extended in time
(pro- forward + tract pull)
P