tempo-, tempor-, temp-
(Latin: time, occasion)
Don't confuse this tempo- element with other words that refer to the temples; such as, the flattened sides of the forehead or the buildings used for religious worship or services. They simply have no connection with this element.
We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
2. Pertaining to being prepared in advance but delivered without notes: Alfred spent the whole afternoon thinking and writing down what he wanted to say at his farewell ceremony the next evening so that he could give an extemporaneous speech without using his rough draft from the day before.
3. Referring to speaking without preparation or notes; literally, "out of the moment": Rick gave a short extemporaneous speech after he received the first prize in the debate club.
4. Descriptive of taking place with little or no prior preparation or practice: Dr. Thomas gave an extemporaneous talk on the importance of good health at the meeting because the main speaker suddenly became ill with a fever!
2. Made for, or suggested by the occasion; hastily built, prepared, or provided: Tom's town decided to put up an improvised or extemporary housing for the refugees which were expected during the following two weeks.
2. To compose or perform a piece of music by improvising: Lisa spent her afternoon extemporizing new melodies on the piano and writing them down.
3. To do or to devise something in a makeshift fashion: Hana’s mother had to extemporize a meal to feed six, not only three, because Hana brought some friends home with her after school!
4. Etymology: formed from Latin ex tempore, literally, "out of the moment"; from tempor, the stem of tempus, "time".
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2. Immoderate consumption of alcoholic drinks; addiction to overdrinking: On too many occasions, Robert often said he was just enjoying another glass of wine, but his wife knew that this was just another form of his intemperance and, as a result, this caused their marriage to break up.
2. A reference to a person's actions or habits which lack moderation or are unbridled: When Jane had an argument with another student, she often became a very intemperate girl who was exceptionally unrestrained and forceful.
3. Characterized by or addicted to excessive indulgence in a passion or appetite: Those who excessively play computer games everyday, could be described as having an intemperate lifestyle which causes them to miss participating in other necessary and important activities; such as, not doing their homework for school or helping their parents with the housework!
4. Given to the immoderate use of intoxicating drink or being addicted to excessive drinking: Greg kept wine and liquor hidden from his wife in his closet, which showed his intemperate and overdependence of such beverages.
2. Relating to God's existence at all times; referring to the eternity of the Supreme Being: People go to church to celebrate the Omnitemporal Almighty in songs, prayers and at different religious festivities during the year.
3. Descriptive of general truths in timeless reality: Some omnitemporal statements relate to the fact that water is wet or that snow is white; apparently because this has been confirmed by nature from the beginning of time.
4. Conveying a condition of existing now, and having a past, present, and a future: Creatures of all kinds are omnitemporal species that have lived on earth and will continue to survive as long as the planet exists.
5. Characteristic of the existence at every moment of time: The sun is said to be an omnitemporal asteroid that has never disappeared from the solar system during the day or night of any year in the past or present.
2. Etymology: from Latin pre, "before" + temporalis, "period of time, season".