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mercurial -- as in: mercurial twists of temperament
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Franny and Zooey
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  • Then, mercurially, as though he’d read the letter, by God, for the last time in his life, he stuffed it like so much excelsior into its envelope.

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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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