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transient (adj)
fleeting; short-lived
Time is of the Essence
trans
The mouse was transient when the hawk approached.
ephenmeral (adj)
short-lived
Time is of the Essence
A critic's writing career can be rather ephenmeral.
sporadic (adj)
irregular or unpredictable; infrequent
Time is of the Essense
The bacteri were growing sporadically.
capricious (adj)
whimsical; impulsive
Time is of the Essence
The picture of a unicorn in my room is very capricious.
evanescent (adj)
likely to vanish
Time is of the Essence
Harry Potter was a very evanescent fellow with his invisibility cloak.
extemporaneous (adj)
done with little or no practice
Time is of the Essence
tempus
The violinist was a natural and could perform a flawless performance extemporaneously.
anachronism (n)
something out of place in time
Time is of the Essence
chronos
The beautiful china looked like an anachronistic piece of art in a delabitated old house.
transitory (adj)
lasting for a short time
Time is of the Essence
trans
Our living in a rental house was a transitory move until we moved into our newly renovated house.
expedite (v)
to speed up
Time is of the Essence
The car expedited down the highway.
influx (n)
a flowing in
Time is of the Essence
fluere
The stock markert influxed at a rapid pace.
superfluous (adj)
beyond what is necessary or sufficiant
Time is of the Essence
fleure
The student's project was superfluous and really long.
contemporaneous (adj)
existing or occurring at about the same time
Time is of the Essence
tempus
My friend was contemporaneously taking a test while I was in English class.
interminable (adj)
never ending
Time is of the Essence
tempus
The plot of the t.v. show seemed to have so many twists and turns that it was almost interminable.
protracted (adj)
prolonged; extended in time
Time is of the Essence
Because the girl was absent was school, her paper's due date was protracted.