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capricious
used in Catch-22

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Definition
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
  • ...we charge you formally with ... and taking capricious and unlicensed liberties in censoring the letters of officers and enlisted men.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (75% in)
capricious = random unpredictable
  • Yossarian's perceptions were soon so fuzzy that he paid no notice to the beige turban the fat one crowding into him kept wearing until late the next morning when the scheming ten-year-old pimp with the Cuban panatella snatched it off in public in a bestial caprice that exposed in the brilliant Sicilian daylight her shocking, misshapen and denudate skull.
    Chapter 22 — Milo the Mayor (34% in)
  • Yossarian was never lonely with Nurse Duckett, who really did know how to keep her mouth shut and was just capricious enough.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (74% in)

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