Morning Exercise 7-15-14: Word “Mercurial”

Start with the New York Times word of the day. Then free-associate.

 

mercurial •\(ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇r-ē-əl\• adjective: 1. liable to sudden unpredictable change; 2. relating to or containing or caused by mercury

 

  • Zigzag Bob, mercurial to the bitter end, changed lanes at the most inopportune time.
  • Mercurial to a man, the late members of that unfortunate bomb squad were mourned by the entire department.
  • “I must have told him a million times: if you’re going to milk venomous snakes for a living, you should try being a little less mercurial. Steady as she goes, John — that’s what I told him just as he walked out of the door, steady as she goes.”

 

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