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.
No drugs can help one build new social connections and daily routines. The pain of rejection is too great, and too primordial.
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.
Meaning: Primitive; Basic and fundamental feeling or state; Existing at or from the beginning of time; Primeval
Primitive, Instinctive, Basic, Primal, Primeval, Intuitive, Antediluvian, Antique, Autochthonous, Instinctive, Innate, Inherent
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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