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Word: Primordial

Primordial (Adjective)

Sentence with Context:

In a commercial lab on the outskirts of Helsinki, I watched scientists turn water into food. Through a porthole in a metal tank, I could see a yellow froth churning. It’s a primordial soup of bacteria, taken from the soil and multiplied in the laboratory, using hydrogen extracted from water as its energy source. When the froth was siphoned through a tangle of pipes and squirted on to heated rollers, it turned into a rich yellow flour.

Source: www.theguardian.com

No drugs can help one build new social connections and daily routines. The pain of rejection is too great, and too primordial.

Source: www.theguardian.com

As the song builds to its thunderous climax, some of the audience can’t contain their excitement at the unleashing of this music of primordial power; the bloke beside me punches the air and plays air guitar; others are whooing and yelping their frenzied appreciation. We’re all hooked.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Primitive; Basic and fundamental feeling or state; Existing at or from the beginning of time; Primeval

Synonyms

Primitive, Instinctive, Basic, Primal, Primeval, Intuitive, Antediluvian, Antique, Autochthonous, Instinctive, Innate, Inherent

Antonyms

Modern, Advanced, Complex, Developed, Evolved

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Primordial” should remind you of a primitive primate such as the lemurs. The primitive primates have retained the characteristics of their ancestors from millions of years ago. They have not really changed or evolved. They have a raw and basic instinct. Remember thus.

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