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transitory

tran·si·to·ry

transitory

 
pronunciation:
traen sih to ri [or] traen zih to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: lasting for only a short time; brief.
She hoped her son's interest in this strange girl would be transitory.
antonyms:
permanent
similar words:
brief, fugitive, momentary, passing, short, temporal, transient
derivations: transitorily (adv.), transitoriness (n.)
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The word transitory contains the following part:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).