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 for fugacious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fugacious \Fu*ga"cious\, a. [L. fugax, fugacis, from fugere: cf.
     F. fugace. See Fugitive.]
     1. Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a
        short time; volatile.
        [1913 Webster]
              Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and
              of so uncertain purchase.             --Jer. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Biol.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied
        particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as
        compared with the life of the individual.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of
             childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient
             beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal";
             "fugacious blossoms" [syn: ephemeral, passing,
             short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "fugacious":
     brittle, capricious, changeable, corruptible, deciduous, dying,
     ephemeral, evanescent, fading, fickle, fleeting, flitting,
     fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugitive, impermanent,
     impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, momentary, mortal,
     mutable, nondurable, nonpermanent, passing, perishable,
     short-lived, temporal, temporary, transient, transitive,
     transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable, volatile

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