Sunday, June 12, 2005

Word for the Wise: mercurial

I'm starting a new section today that lists a word that catches my attention. No particular reason for why it catches my attention - maybe it's a word that describes someone I know, or it plain sounds cool. Today's word: mercurial. Why: some people have called me that. Besides, its cool ;)

Main Entry: mer·cu·ri·al
Pronunciation: (")m&r-'kyur-E-&l
Function: adjective
1 : of, relating to, or born under the planet Mercury
2 : having qualities of eloquence, ingenuity, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury or to the influence of the planet Mercury
3 : characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood
4 : of, relating to, containing, or caused by mercury

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