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chary

(CHAIR-ee)

adj. cautious; wary

  • chary wary rhymes

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circumspect

(SUR-km-spekt)

adj. careful and cautions before acting

  • look around before doing something

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conscientious

(kahn-shee-EN-shus)

adj. relation to doing what one knows is right

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exacting

(ig-ZAK-ting)

adj. requiring a great deal of care or effort; painstaking

  • it is hard to be exact

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gingerly

(JIN-jer-lee)

adj. very carefully

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heedful

(HEED-ful)

adj. paying careful attention to

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scrupulous

(SKROO-pyoo-lus)

adj. showing great care and honesty based on personal belief of what is right and proper

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vigilant

(VI-juh-lunt)

adj. carefully alert and watchful

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ephemeral

(ih-FEM-rul)

adj. lasting a short time

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evanescent

(eh-vuh-NEH-snt)

adj. vanishing quickly

  • vanish

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fleeting

(FLEE-ting)

adj. short-lived

  • to flee is to run fast

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itinerant

(eye-TIH-nuh-runt)

adj. wandering about; tending to move around

  • iter in latin means journey or road

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peripatetic

(per-uh-puh-TEH-tik)

adj. moving or walking about

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transient

(TRAN-shee-unt)

adj. lasting for a short time; temporary

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transitory

(TRAN-suh-tawr-ee)

adj. fleeting

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volatile

(VAH-luh-tl)

adj. explosive or changing very quickly

  • volatile volcano

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antediluvian

(an-tih-dul-LOO-vee-un)

adj. very, very old

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antiquated

(AN-tuh-kway-tud)

adj. very old and no longer in use

  • antique

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antiquity

(an-TIH-kwuh-tee)

n. ancient times

  • antique

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archaic

(ar-KAY-ik)

adj. old; from a much earlier time

  • archeabacteria is ancient bacteria

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contemporary

(kun-TEM-puh-rer-ee)

adj. modern, new

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inception

(in-SEP-shun)

n. the start, the beginning of something

  • opposite of reception: the end

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innovation

(in-nuh-VAY-shun)

n. something new

  • nova means new in latin

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novel

(NAH-vul)

adj. new

  • nova means new in latin

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obsolete

(ahb-suh-LEET)

adj. old; outdated, no longer in use

  • odd

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relic

(REH-lik)

n. a custom or object that has been around for a very long time

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unprecedented

(un-PREH-suh-den-tud)

adj. novel; unparalleled (strange)

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clandestine

(klan-DES-tun)

adj. hidden, secret, concealed

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covert

(KOH-vurt)

adj. secret, hidden

  • covered

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furtive

(FUR-tiv)

adj. sneaky

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inconspicuous

(in-kun-SPIH-kyoo-wus)

adj. hardly noticeable

  • in- means not and spic- means see

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surreptitious

(sur-up-TIH-shus)

adj. done or made in a secret, stealthy way

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unobtrusive

(un-ub-TROO-siv)

adj. inconspicuous; not easily noticed