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  impulsive and unpredictable… capricious   Capricious is an adjective to describe a person or thing that’s impulsive and unpredictable, like a bride who suddenly leaves her groom standing at the wedding altar.   You can criticize a fickle-minded person as capricious, but it could just as well describe quickly changing weather, as in “capricious spring storms.” It’s…

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To get angry easily… irascible   If you’re irascible, you get angry easily — perhaps blowing up in rage when someone brushes into you.   Irascible comes from the Latin root ira, which means “anger” or “rage,” the same root that gives us the word ire, “anger.” The -sc in the middle of irascible, means “becoming,” so irascible doesn’t just mean you’re angry —…

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Being calm.  Almost without emotion.   stoic   Being stoic is being calm and almost without any emotion. When you’re stoic, you don’t show what you’re feeling and you also accept whatever is happening.   The noun stoic is a person who’s not very emotional. The adjective stoicdescribes any person, action, or thing that seems emotionless and almost blank. Mr. Spock,…