It’s About Time: Chron and Temp – 18 Words

anachronism

locating something at a time when it couldn’t have existed

The exposition revels in historical factoids disguised as dialogue, and certain anachronisms are detectable throughout.Los Angeles Times (Apr 8, 2016)
anachronistic

chronologically misplaced

On January 4, 1993, this writer received an unusual letter, penned in a shaky, anachronistic script that suggested an elderly author.Into the Wild
asynchronous

not occurring or existing at the same time

Some online programs offer asynchronous learning, where a student meets deadlines on their own time.US News (Nov 6, 2015)
chronic

long-lasting or characterized by long suffering

She bats John’s hand away when a bout of her chronic coughing hits her.Legend
chronicle

a record or narrative description of past events

It is not, perhaps, surprising that the nuns should have written no chronicles and copied few, if any, books.Power, Eileen
chronograph

an accurate timer for recording time

Chronographs are timepieces with built-in stop watches designed to measure intervals of elapsed time.Forbes (May 20, 2015)
chronological

relating to or arranged according to temporal order

Though structured as a chronological memoir, hers is not a typical “year in the life” narrative.Seattle Times (Feb 4, 2017)
chronology

a record of events in the order of their occurrence

The catalog includes a useful chronology of the period and several good essays.Los Angeles Times (Apr 11, 2017)
chronometer

an accurate clock (especially used in navigation)

John Harrison’s winning invention, the marine chronometer, revolutionized navigation.Time (May 19, 2014)
contemporary

belonging to the present time

His technique is classical, but he sometimes incorporates a contemporary technology: embedded video.Washington Post (Jun 15, 2017)
contretemps

an awkward clash

The contretemps is rooted in the dramatically lopsided results of two rounds of presidential polling.Washington Post
extemporaneous

with little or no preparation or forethought

Their dialogue sounds extemporaneous, their monologues genuine and heartfelt.New York Times (Oct 2, 2016)
extemporize

perform or speak without preparation

It taught children to debate, extemporize, and advocate for themselves, and it helped them develop the vocabulary that tends to reap academic rewards.The New Yorker (Jan 5, 2015)
synchronicity

the relation that exists when things occur at the same time

As they flew down the last few hundred yards, their eight taut bodies rocked back and forth like pendulums, in perfect synchronicity.The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
synchronize

make happen at the same time

The entire set and trees put on a light show every 20 minutes that is synchronized with holiday music.Seattle Times (Dec 6, 2016)
tempo

the rate of some repeating event

My breathing falls in time with my mother’s, with the tempo of the waves outside.Dreaming in Cuban
temporal

of or relating to or limited by time

Architecture is undoubtedly a spatial art, yet it may also be understood as a temporal one.The Guardian (Nov 18, 2016)
temporary

not permanent; not lasting

It was supposed to be a temporary position, but he’s still at it.Thirteen Reasons Why

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