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 for short-lived
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Short-lived \Short"-lived`\, a.
     Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a
     short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of
             childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient
             beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal";
             "fugacious blossoms" [syn: ephemeral, passing,
             short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious]

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