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Unit 6 - Time


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abrupt
(adj) sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way
anachronism
(n) something that is no longer suitable for or relevant to modern times
annual
(adj) 1. happening once a year 2. calculated or considered over a period of one year
antique
1. (adj) old and valuable 2. (n) an old object such as a piece of furniture or jewellery that is valuable because it is rare, beautiful or well made
century
(n) a period of 100 years, usually counted from a year ending in -00. For example, the 20th century is the period from 1900 to 1999
chronological
(adj) arranged or described in the order in which events happened
contemporary
1. (adj) modern or relating to the present time 2. (adj) alive or existing at the same time as a particular event or person 3. (n) someone alive at the same time as a particular event or person
decade
(n) a period of ten years, especially one beginning with a year that ends in a 0, for example, 1990 to 1999
duration
(n) the period of time during which something continues to happen or exist
elapse
(v) if time elapses, it passes
eternal
(adj) continuing for ever or for a very long time
expire
(v) if an agreement, offer or official document expires, the period of time during which it exists or can be used comes to an end
era
(n) a period of time that has a particular quality or character
frequency
(n) the number of times that something happens during a period of time
instantaneous
(adj) immediate
interim
1. (adj) intended to last or perform an activity only until someone or something permanent or final is available 2. (n) the time between one thing happening and another, or while waiting for something permanent or final to become available
interval
(n) 1. a period of time between two events 2. a short break between the parts of something such as a play or concert
lapse
1. (n) a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do things in the right way 2. (n) a period of time between two events 3. (v) to stop gradually or for a short time 4. (v) if an official document, decision or right lapses, it is not longer effective
lifetime
(n) 1. the period of time when someone is alive 2. the length of time that something exists or works
long-standing
(adj) having existed for a long time
millennium
(n) a period of 1,000 years or the beinning of a period of 1,000 years
obsolete
(adj) no longer used because of being replaced by something newer and more effective
overdue
(adj) if something is overdue, it should have arrived/ been done/ been paid/ etc before now
period
(n) an amount of time during which something happens
permanent
(adj) happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future
phase
(n) a particular period of time during the development of something
postpone
(v) to decide that something will not be done at the time when it was planned for, but at a later time
prior
(adj) happening, existing or done before a particular time
prompt
(adj) 1. immediate or quick 2. happening or arriving at exactly a particular time
provisional
(adj) 1. intended to be temporary, and likely to be changed when other arrangements are made 2. if an arrangement is provisional, the people involved have not yet said that they definitely want to do it
punctual
(adj) arriving or happening at the time agreed on
seasonal
(adj) 1. available only during a particular time of year 2. suitable or typical of the time of year it is now
simultaneous
(adj) happening or done at the same time
span
1. (n) the amount of time that something lasts 2. (v) to last for a particular period of time, especially a long period
spell
(n) a period of time, usually a short one
stint
(n) a period of time spent doing something
subsequent
(adj) happening or coming after something else
temporary
(adj) existing, done or used for only a limited period of time
timely
(adj) happening at the most suitable time
vintage
1. (adj) vintage wine is excellent in quality and was made several years ago 2. (adj) a vintage object or vehicle is old, but kept in good condition because it is interesting or attractive 3. (adj) showing the best or most typical qualities of someone 4. (n) all of the wine produced in a particular year, or the year it was produced 5. (n) the time when something was produced
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