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English Vocabulary about Time

English Vocabulary about Time

English Vocabulary about Time

Ad hoc (adj & adv)

Ad hoc committees are essential in the face of calamities.

We should consider ad hoc solutions in case of emergency situation.


Carpe diem (noun)

Carpe diem is not that applicable to underdeveloped countries owing to lack of guarantees.

Carpe diem is what that is so evident in the patients who suffer from cancer.


Chronological (adj)

We must arrange dossiers in chronological order.

I believe that chronological age does not matter. There exist many youngsters who seem old.

The record of evidence must contain time in order to enable us to sort them out chronologically.


Concomitant (adj)

Success is concomitant of hard work, and not daydreaming.

The concomitant sufferings of raising / starting a family should not be overlooked.


Dither (verb)

be indecisive, hesitate, oscillate, falter

After months of dithering over the decision on leaving the country, the artist booked a flight to France.

I always dither over eating fast food.

His resume tells us that he was dithering over finding his favorite major in university.


Enduring (adj)

The enduring misery of poverty is so thought-provoking.

Love can be a guarantee for an enduring marriage.


Ephemeral (adj)

lasting for a short period of time, transient, short-lived, temporal

The rush of her ephemeral emotions was so intense that few people around her could deal with it.

The ephemeral joys of life

The popularity of most of the pseudo-singers is short-lived and ephemeral.


Evanescent (adj)

The stink of gasoline is evanescent. Then don’t worry.


Hectic (adj)

A hectic lifestyle does not let me take some exercise.

When the projects deadline is getting close, everybody in the office is getting more and more hectic.


Impromptu (adj)

Delivering an impromptu speech often ends up with some misunderstanding.

I believe that impromptu jokes are the funniest ones.


Intermittent (adj)

You cannot become as fit as a fiddle by doing intermittent exercise.

Intermittent learning is time-consuming without any significant result.


Reiterate (verb)

At the end of every meeting, the gist of each discussion should be reiterated.

Reiteration is a useful technique to ensure that your intention is delivered thoroughly.


Temporal

Temporal symptoms of cancer should be taken seriously.

Temporal decisions which fit special situations must be reconsidered as soon as the ordinary situation is established again.


Vacillate (verb)

be indecisive in making a choice, waver, chop and change

Sara was vacillating between going abroad and finding a job after graduation.

I always vacillate between leaving voice and text comments, but most of the time, text comments win the contest.


Waver (verb)

Ditherers always waver between different choices.

Judges do not announce the verdict when they waver in the adequacy of evidence or witnesses.

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    1. Vacillate (v): be indecisive in making a choice, Waver, Chop and change
      Sara was vacillated between going abroad or finding job after her graduating.

      1. [vacillate between sth (and sth) ]

      2. Feedback
        Sara was vacillating between going abroad and finding a job after graduation.

    2. Do you think that vacillation between two approaches reveals farsightedness or lack of self-confidence?

    3. I always vacillate between leaving voice and text comment. But most of the time the text comment win the contest.

      1. Feedback
        … leaving voice and text comments
        … text comments win the contest.

    1. Be indecisive, hesitate, oscillate

      After months of dithering her decision on leaving the country, the artist booked a flight to France.

      1. I guess that “Dither” is an intransitive verb and you have used an object here.

        1. That’s correct. “Dither” is an intransitive verb, and you need to use a preposition like over, about, or between.

      2. Feedback
        … dithering over / about her decision / the decision on …

    2. I always dither over eating fast food.

    3. His resume tells us that he was dithering over finding his favorite major in university.

    1. Hectic lifestyle does not let me take some exercise.

      1. Feedback
        A hectic lifestyle / my hectic lifestyle …

    2. When the projects deadline are getting close, everybody in the office getting more and more hectic.

      1. Feedback
        … projects deadline is getting…
        everybody in the office is getting …

    1. Ditherers always waver between different choices.

    2. Judges do not announce the verdict when they are wavering toward evidences or witnesses.

      1. Feedback
        * when they waver in – It’s better not to put it in a progressive tense
        * Evidence is uncountable.

    1. Ephemeral: lasting for a short period of time

      The rush of her ephemeral emotions were so intense that few people around her could deal with it.

      1. Feedback
        … was so intense. Note that the subject of “was” is “the rush”, which is singular.

    2. The ephemeral joys of life.

      1. Feedback
        It’s not a complete sentence. So, omit the full stop or period.

    3. The popularity of most of the pseudo-singers are short and ephemeral.

      1. Feedback
        * The main verb should be “is” because the subject is “the popularity”.

    1. The stink of gasoline is evanescent. Then, don’t worry.

    1. The enduring misery of poverty is so thought-provoking.

    2. Love can be a guarantee for enduring marriage.

      1. Feedback
        * … for an enduring marriage – you must be talking about a particular type of marriage.

    1. Carpe diem is not that applicable in underdeveloped countries owing to lack of guarantees.

    2. Carpe diem is what that is so evident in patients who suffer from cancer.

      1. Feedback
        It’s better to put the definite article “the” before “patients” because you’ve provided some information about them and we already know which type of patients you are talking about.

    1. Delivering an impromptu speech often end up with some misunderstanding.

    2. I believe that the impromptu jokes are the funniest one.

      1. Feedback
        I believe that impromptu jokes are the funniest ones.

    1. Ad hoc committees are essential in the face of calamities.

    2. We should consider ad hoc solutions in case of emergency situation.

    1. The concomitant suffering of making a family should not be overlooked.

      1. Feedback
        * making a family ➡ raising or starting a family
        * suffering ➡ sufferings

    2. Success is concomitant of hard working, not daydreaming.

      1. Feedback
        * … working hard / hard work – hard-working is an adjective.

    1. You cannot become as fit as a fiddle by doing intermittent exercise.

    2. Intermittent learning is consuming time without a significant result.

      1. Feedback
        * time-consuming
        * without any significant result

    1. At the end of every meeting, the gist of discussion should be reiterated.

      1. “in the end” and “at the end” have an interesting difference.

        1. Yeah, exactly, and they cannot be used interchangeably.

      2. Feedback
        It’s better to say: the gist of each discussion …

    2. Reiterate is a useful technique to ensure that your intention is delivered thoroughly.

      1. Feedback
        “Reiterate” is a verb. You should say: “Reiteration” is ….

    1. We must arrange dossiers in chronological order.

    2. I believe that chronological age does not matter. There exist many youngsters who seem old.

    3. The record of evidence must contain time in order to enable us to sort them chronologically.

      1. Feedback
        It’s better to use the phrasal verb “sort out”.

    1. Temporal symptoms of cancer should be taken seriously.

  1. Temporal decisions which fits special situation must be reconsidered as soon as the ordinary situation is established again.

    1. Feedback
      * Temporal decisions which fit
      * special situations / a special situation

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