Long lasting to temporary

inveterate
(adj)
in-VET-ǝ-rǝt
Meaning

1. (of a personal characteristic) deep-rooted; habitual

1st Sample Sentence

1. He has an inveterate distrust of doctors, and has not consulted one in more than thirty years.

2nd Meaning

2. (of a person) dedicated; tireless; untiring; unwavering

2nd Sample Sentence

2. The prime minister has a reputation for being an inveterate enemy of corruption.

Root

in (in, into)#vetus veteris (old) (Latin)

Mnemonics

In this word. we have a root ie. veter--that have lasted a long time and seem likely to continue. This itself gives an idea of the meaning. World war II veterans. veter is a root which means for a long time

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