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# Word for the Day

  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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# Word for the Day

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 —…