What is the opposite of permanent?

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(temporary) Opposite of lasting or intended to last and remain unchanged forever
“Understanding that pain is temporary will enable you to endure the workout.”
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(inconstant) Opposite of lasting or intended to last and remain unchanged forever
“The fluctuating state of rain has been a bane for farmers in this country.”
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Opposite of lasting for a long or extended period of time
“I took up a casual position at the faculty whilst I was studying there.”
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Opposite of everlasting, eternal
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Opposite of difficult to move, remove, or cure
“That moveable desk should be easily disposed of and replaced with a new one.”
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Opposite of without breaks, gaps or interruptions
“I seem to be having Internet issues with my connection being intermittent and slow.”
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Opposite of able to be depended or relied on
“Peter is an unreliable worker, and cannot be depended on to work autonomously from the team.”
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Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
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Opposite of fastened securely in position
“A loose bolt can be difficult to spot without actually applying a wrench.”
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Opposite of allowing no further doubt or dispute
“It is also at least arguable that scientific truths are by their very nature provisional.”
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(of furniture) Opposite of built to be fixed into a particular space
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Opposite of incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled
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Opposite of all the time, or seemingly all the time
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Opposite of having tenure
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Opposite of attached to and working regularly for a particular institution
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Opposite of remaining in an original state
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Opposite of incapable of being divided
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Opposite of great in importance, extent, or size
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Opposite of imposing an obligation or duty
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