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as in:  a volatile situation

He was fired due to his volatile temper.
  quick to change; or emotionally explosive
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volatile volatility volatiles
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  • He was fired due to his volatile temper.
  • a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation
  • It is a volatile stock market.
  • Jeanine would not trust anyone, particularly not a volatile Dauntless, to speak on her behalf.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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  • Hill was a nervous, volatile, brilliant man.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • She lived in fear of his shifting moods, his volatile temperament,
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Logan said nothing, sensing her volatile state.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Quite a powerful and rare metal, but like the Roman emperors, quite volatile.  Be sure never to break that blade....
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "In Anger Management, ... to get used to handling things in a less volatile way."
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Add in his mom’s occasional volatility and the death of Mikey, which sent the entire family into depression for a couple of years, and there had been times when he wished he’d been born into a different family.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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  • But if there is difficulty and volatility in the world of the Tipping Point, there is a large measure of hopefulness as well.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • "Watch out for that one," Baz had told me on my very first day, three years ago. "Chef Vlad, he’s volatile."
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • I knew him for a dangerous man with volatile, uncertain moods.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • Leigh’s body language changes from curious to volatile. Every inch of her tenses like a cheetah, ready to pounce.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The company plans to diversify to eliminate some of the profit swings that come with such a volatile market.
  • For once our volatile and exuberant spirits are hopelessly subdued.
    London, Jack  --  Before Adam
  • Would that volatile mind, that inconstant heart, be likely to be fixed for a moment, even were it to gaze upon an angel?
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
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Associated words [difficulty]:   volatile [3]
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