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anterior
placed in front; earlier
augur
one who predicts the future
auspicious
favorable
bygone
of the past
callow
immature
careen
to rush recklessly
celerity
speed
concomitant
happening at the same time
contemporary
modern
cursory
brief
dilatory
slow
dispatch
to send off to do a specific job
diurnal
relating to daytime; active during the day
eon
very long period
ephemeral
short-lived
episode
one event in a series
epoch
a period of history
erratic
unsteady
evanescent
vanishing
extant
not extinct
extemporize
to speak or perform without preparation
foresight
ability to predict or plan for the future
forestall
to prevent
forgo/forego
to do without; to give up
fortuitous
accidental; lucky
fountainhead
beginning; origin
genesis
beginning; origin
habituation
getting used to something
harbinger
a sign or omen; a messenger
hasten
to speed up
heretofore
until now
hiatus
break; pause
hindsight
understanding of something after it has happened
hitherto
until now
holdover
leftover from an earlier time
inception
beginning
indelible
permanent; not erasable
inert
unable to move; inactive
intermittent
stopping and starting; not continuous
inveterate
habitual
jaunt
a short trip
memento
reminder of the past
moratorium
an official delay; a period of inactivity
motif
a central theme
myopic
shortsighted; unable to plan ahead
neophyte
beginner; inexperienced person
newfangled
new; trendy
nimble
moving lightly and quickly
obsolete
out-of-date; no longer used
oscillate
to move back and forth
overture
musical introduction
perpetuate
to prolong; to cause to continue
plateau
a flat area
portend
to foreshadow; to mean
preclude
to prevent
precocious
developing early; mature beyond one's years
precursor
person or thing that comes before another
predecessor
person who previously held a position
preemt
to prevent by acting first
prefigure
to indicate in advance
prescient
having foresight; able to predict the future
primitive
from early civilization; undeveloped; very simple
project
to extend out
prophet
one who predicts the future
prospect
future possibility
prototype
original model
protract
to prolong; to delay
providence
foresight; caution
provisional
temporary
rash
hurried; without thinking
recede
to retreat; to move backward
recur
to happen again
reinstate
to restore to a former position
relentless
constant
respite
a rest period
retroactive
applying to an earlier period
retrograde
to go back to an earlier or worse condition
retrogress
to go back to an earlier or simpler condition
retrospect
looking back on the past
revert
to return to an earlier condition
seer
one who can predict the future
serendipity
luckiness; fortunate accident
shortsighted
unable to plan well for the future
sojourn
a temporary stay
soothsayer
fortune-teller; one who can see the future
static
not moving; not changing
stopgap
temporary or emergency substitute
stunt
to hinder; to slow
table
to delay considering something
tarry
to delay or be late
temporize
to delay making a decision; to procrastinate
tenure
permanent employment
thenceforward
from that time on
throwback
reappearance of an earlier type or stage
timeless
eternal
timework
repeated or used too often
transient
temporary
transitory
temporary
ubiquitous
everywhere at the same time
unremitting
constant
untimely
badly timed; premature
upshot
outcome; final result
urgency
the need for immediate action
vagary
sudden desire; unpredictable event
vanguard
leading position; trendsetter