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impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
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Gone with the Wind
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  • But Atlanta was ... as headstrong and impetuous as herself.
  • It was Gerald’s headstrong and impetuous nature in her that gave them concern, and they sometimes feared they would not be able to conceal her damaging qualities until she had made a good match.
  • With a suddenness that startled her, he slid off the sofa onto his knees and with one hand placed delicately over his heart, he recited rapidly: "Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett—I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy.

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  • She regretted her impetuous promise.
  • We need someone more steady. Like many young people, she is too impetuous.

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