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buzzword a fashionable, short-lived word or phrase that originates either in media use or in a specialized group, and that is intended to impress or exclude the hearer, because of its apparent profundity or significance.
craze a sudden and short-lived popular enthusiasm; fad. [1/6 definitions]
measles (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a very contagious but short-lived disease, usu. affecting children, that is caused by a virus and accompanied by fever and an eruption of red spots on the skin. [1/2 definitions]
positronium a short-lived atomic system that a positron and electron form before they destroy each other.
Progressive Party any of three short-lived U.S. political parties of the early and mid-twentieth century that advocated policies considered progressive or radical in their time.
Sedition Act of 1918 a short-lived amendment to the U.S. Espionage Act of 1917 that listed offenses deemed criminal when the country is at war, including to willfully obstruct military recruitment and to print, write, or publish any disloyal or abusive language about the form of the U.S. federal government.
Sir Walter Raleigh an English explorer who founded a short-lived colony on what is now Roanoke Island, Virginia (b.1554--d.1618).
slang words or phrases used in very informal speech that are typically more vivid, exaggerated, humorous, metaphorical, and short-lived than the standard vocabulary and usage. [1/3 definitions]
spasmodic sudden and short-lived, or happening in intermittent bursts. [1/2 definitions]
speedwell any of various wild plants, bushes, or small trees that bear clusters of short-lived blue flowers.
tornado a very destructive but short-lived windstorm in the form of a funnel-shaped cloud that moves close to the ground destroying whatever is in its path.