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primordial
(adj)
prime-OR-di-ǝl
Meaning

1. existing at the beginning of time

1st Sample Sentence

1. The primordial ancestors of present-day animals were enormous fish-like creatures which later evolved into dinosaurs.

2nd Meaning

2. very ancient

2nd Sample Sentence

2. Caves were the dwelling places of man's primordial ancestors.

Root

primus (first) (Latin)

Synonyms

antediluvian, archaic, primordial

Mnemonics

"primordial" = "prime" + "order" =first in the order = existing at the beginning, rudimentary mordial (moral) so as we know moral values exists from begning

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