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capricious
used in Things Fall Apart

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impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
  • It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear of the forest, and of the forces of nature, malevolent, red in tooth and claw.
    p. 13.2
capricious = impulsive and unpredictable

(editor's note:  "red in tooth and claw" is an often quoted expression first written by Alfred Tennyson, an English poet who was born over 200 years ago.)
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