Video appunto: Lasting and Resistant


Lasting describes something that is able to endure for a long period of time.
The doctors monitored the patient closely in order to determine if the surgical procedure would have any lasting negative effects.
Educators are concerned that many new teachers remain in the profession for only a few years, so they don't get past the training period and can't make a lasting impact on the children or the school.

The opposite of lasting would be fleeting, a word used to describe something that disappears after just a short period of time.
I dislike photos where you can tell that the people have been posed to create a certain image; I much prefer candid photos that manage to capture a fleeting moment in time.
While he was sitting on the beach during his holidays, Niles considered quitting his job and moving to a remote desert island, but it was just a fleeting thought. He knew that he could never live so far from his family.


We use resistant to describe a thing or person that can withstand the action or effect of something else or that is not affected or harmed by something.
When purchasing furniture for a patio or a yard, make sure to look for materials that are resistant to water and sunlight.
Although it is known to cause lung cancer when inhaled, asbestos has been used as a construction material for a long time because it is resistant to fire.
There are a number of descriptive words that can be formed by combining resistant with a substance or an action. For example, drug resistant would describe a bacteria that withstands the effect of medication, and wrinkle resistant could be used to describe clothing that doesn't wrinkle easily.
Doctors should never prescribe antibiotics for viral infections. Improper use of antibiotics encourages the development of drug resistant bacteria, which can be incredibly dangerous.
Leo has to wear smart shirts to work every day, but he hates ironing, so he recently bought some wrinkle resistant shirts.