In the hope of planting some vocabulary in young minds, there has been a CD created showcasing vocabulary that might be on the new SAT. Isn’t it amazing how you can grope for the meaning of a word, but even if you don’t think you can remember a song, as you sing it, the next line comes into your head.
One of the songs starts, “Ephemeral day” and then repeats the idea in the next line with “short-lived day.” If only they could have put math to music!
ephemeral – Lasting for a markedly brief time. (dictionary.com)