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Anachronism

Anything that is out of place in time

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Anon

Soon; shortly

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Antebellum

Before the war; especially before the American Civil War.

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Antediluvian

Old-fashioned; before the flood

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Atavism

Reversion to a primitive type; resemblance to a remote ancestor.

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Augury

The art of prophecy; an omen

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Betimes

Early; promptly; before it is too late

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Biennial

Happening every two years

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Diurnal

Daily; of the daytime

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Eon

Long, indefinite period of time; thousands of years

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Ephemeral

Short-lived; transitory

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Epoch

Noteworthy period

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Generation

A period of time between the birth of one group and that of its off-spring

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Score

Twenty people or objects; twenty years

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Tercentenary

A period of 300 years