A Word A Day : Capricious

Word of 26th June 2007: A Word A Day-Capricious


( Adjective )

Capricious (kuh PRISH us, kuh PREE shus): unpredictable; likely to change at any moment

• Bill was very capricious. One minute he said his favorite car was a Chevy Caprice. The next minute he said it was a Cameo.

• The weather is often said to be capricious. One minute it's snowing, the next minute it's 120 degree in the shade.

• A caprice is a whim.

• Penny attempted a quadruped somersault off the ten-meter diving board as a caprice. It was a painful caprice.

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