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mercurial -- as in: mercurial twists of temperament
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Yet, although if occasion demanded he could do or think a thing with as mercurial a dash as can the men of towns who are more to the manner born, his special power, morally, physically, and mentally, was static, owing little or nothing to momentum as a rule.

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  • Nobody knows her mercurial moods better than Mary.
  • those whom I, with my mercurial temperament, had hurt or offended
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl

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