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Gena's mom is really nice but her dad is choleric; he freaks out about the smallest things.
Existing, beginning, or occurring in the same period of time
The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart.
A song was written a century later, and was not contemporaneous.
To speed up (to expedite shipments
- To accomplish promptly; as a piece of business
- (to expedite one's duties)
Something out of place in time
Her old-fashioned perspective on motherhood makes her an anachronism among her friends.
An error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc is assigned a date or period other than the correct one.
To assign Michelanged to the 14th century is an anachronism.
The head of the FBI cursed the spurious lead that incorrectly led them to an abandoned warehouse.
Emily is an immutable vegetarian. No matter how hard we try, we can not get her to eat meat.
Tiresomely long; tedious.
An interminable meeting
Interminable delays from your end.
Some articles have given rise to apparently interminable discussions on several internet chat lists.
Prolonged; extended in time
A protracted legal battle
Diputants who needlessly protracted the negotiations
- Likely to vanish
- Tending to vanish like vapor (evanescent beauty)
Tending to disappear quickly; of relatively short duration (evanescent rash
Beyond what is necessary or sufficient
Not necessary or relevant; uncalled-for
My presence at the afternoon's proceedings was superfluous.
These totally superfluous police horsemen were never in the processions in earlier years.
Done with little or no practice
Previously planned but delivered with the help of few or no notes (extemporaneous lectures)
Speaking or preforming with little or no advance preparation (extemporaneous actors)
That show used to be my favorite, but its story lines become so banal that I could no longer stand it.
His prologed illness turned Julio from a spry, happy bon vivant into a morose and phlegmatic bore.
The clandestine military facility in the capital city was unknown even to the president of the United States.
His latest book is widely criticized as vacuous and unintelligent.
Recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
A city subjected to sporadic bombing raids
Isolated; unique: a sporadic example.
- Sporadic outbreaks of mob violence, often punished by death.
Lasting for a short time
- Youth's transient beauty
- Love is transitory but it is eternal
Feeling of weakness or litlessness.
A feeling of lack of interest or energy
Symptoms of anaemia include general fatigue and lassitude.
Instead of leading other nations with examples of good practices, we are infecting them with our own chronic lassitude.
A flowing in: an influx of foreign capital.
- A mass arrival or incoming: an influx of visitors to the city; large influxes of refugees.
- Auxiliary forces
- An auxiliary nurse
- To increase in amount or make bigger in size or number
- The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East
Grow or intensify
- To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent or quantity
- Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters.
; "The pressure augmented
Of or relating to an age or period of 100 years
Occuring once every 100 years
To inspire with love; captivate
Was enamored of the beautiful dancer.
Were enamored with the charming island.
Peacful relations, as bettween nations; friendship
Friendship or harmony between individuals or groups
He mentions in his will that he had lived almost 43 years in perfect amity with his wife.
Likeable; pleasant and good-tempered
Having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly
You will find the mood at home restless, edgy, not always amiable.
Bitter hostility; active hatred
The rivals regarded one another with animosity.
Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement.
Mentaly quick or alert (an agile mind)
The anteloe is very agile.
Talent or ability (an aptitude for mathematics)
An inherent ability, as for learning; a talent
- Not apt or fitting, inappropriate
- The Government's inept response turned this into a crisis.
- Awkward, clumsy, or incompetent
- Inept handling of the account.
- He was inept and lacked the intelligence to govern.
- Displaying a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; foolish:
- An inept remark
The co-existence of opposing attitudes or feelings such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea
He maintained an ambivalent attitude to religion throughout his life.
- Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow.
- Was ambivalent about having children