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Glossary of Lesson 15 Vocab from Classic Roots

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extempore
1.) Improvised; composed or uttered without advance perparation
2.) Without advance preparation
temporal
1.) pertaining to worldly affairs
2.) Transitory; short lived
temporize
1.) to accept or adapt to a situation; to compromise
2.) to postpone a decision in order to gain time
anachronism
1.) A person or thing out of place in a historical period or sequence of events
2.) A person, custom, or ideaq considered out-of-date
chronicle
a continuous, detailed record of historical events in order of their occurence
synchronous
happening at the same time, moving at the same rate
annals
1.) (plural) a chronological record of events of successive years without interpretation or analysis by the author; a historical record
2.) a periodical journal of a learned field or annual reports of an organization
biennial
1.) lasting 2 years
2.) happening every 2 years
millennium
1.) a span of one thousand years
2.) the thousand years during which Christ is to rule on earth; any anticipated period of peace, justice, joy
superannuated
1.) Retired or disqualified because of age or infirmity
2.) out of date, old fashion
diurnal
1.) Daily; occurring in a day or every day
2.) active during the daytime rather than at night
meridian
1.) the highest point or stage of development; apogee; zenith
2.) the imaginary half circle connecting the North and South poles
sojourn
1.) a temporary stay; a brief visit
2.) to stay for a time; to reside temporarily
nocturne
a melody or composition conveying romantic or evening thoughts; a reverie
equinox
each of the two times of the year when days and nights are of equal length

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