mercuriality


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mercuriality

1. the state or quality of having a lively, fickle, volatile, or erratic attitude or character.
2. an instance of such behavior. — mercurial, adj.
See also: Attitudes
1. the state or quality of having a lively, fickle, volatile, or erratic attitude or charaeter.
2. an instance of such behavior. — mercurial, adj.
See also: Behavior
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Jackson explicitly defies predictability with her own authorial control over Eleanor, exerting it and ceding it presumably when she wishes; as a result of this mercuriality, Eleanor defies predictability too, but in the way of someone caught up in a game not of their own making, in which they have little access to the rules.
I am the sort of person who "seems" bipolar to people; that is, my energy, creativity, instability, mercuriality, and easy gregariousness confirm many of the popularly-imagined stereotypes about bipolar people.
Faiz's Marxist dream, though accepatable to Rashid insofar as it could at least produce such 'hue and cry, such commotion and such mercuriality' from which such 'enchanted forms (the Marxist desires) can get the restlessness of a creative soul,' would still be 'Romantic' to Rashid.