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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Greek
Origin: ephemeros 'lasting a day', from hemera 'day'

ephemeral

adjective
     
e‧phem‧e‧ral
existing or popular for only a short time:
Fashion is by nature ephemeral.
WORD FOCUS: short WORD FOCUS: short
speech/piece of writing: brief, concise, condensed, abridged

person: not very tall, little, tiny, petite

time/event: brief, quick, momentary, fleeting, ephemeral, transient, passing, short-lived

legs/fingers: stumpy, stubby

clothes: skimpy


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