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antediluvian
(adj)
an-tǝ-di-LOOV-i-ǝn
Meaning

extremely ancient

1st Sample Sentence

I read in the newspaper the other day about a farmer who had found in his field the ruins of some antediluvian temple.

Root

ante (before)#diluvium (the flood -- specifically, the universal flood that occurred early in the world's history, according to the book of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible) (Latin)

Synonyms

antediluvian, archaic, primordial

Mnemonics

AUNTY+DIE+LAVIAN (apply). Hair dye lagane wali aunty to obviously old hogi! Antediluvian = Aunty+de+luv; Usually, Loving and Caring Aunties are very Old and hence the meaning. ANTE = BEFORE DILUVIAN = DILUGE (FLOOD {BIBLICAL}) means extremely old fashioned

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