Word Of The Week (WOW #31)

Hi guys!

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Word:

Capricious

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

  • capriciously – adverb
  • capriciousness – noun

Pronunciation:

|kəˈprɪʃəs| ; ca-pri-cious

Meaning:

Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.

Changing according to no discernible rules; unpredictable.

Synonyms:

Fickle, inconstant, mercurial, erratic, whimsical.

Antonyms:

Stable, consistant.

Word Origin:

Early 17th century: from French capricieux, from Italian (see capriccioso).

Use In Sentences:

  • I almost died in a capricious winter storm.images-6
  • Stringent rulers are unlikely to act capriciously.
  • The Mayor claimed that the action was reasonable, but in reality the action was arbitrary and capricious in nature.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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10 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #31)

    • Same here, Janna. I was browsing through my word list and saw that capricious is indeed a quite a neglected word. I’ve never used it myself. So, I decided I’ll go with this for ‘C’ and start using it more often.
      Thanks for reading 🙂

      Like

  1. Thanks for the follow..and I lobed your blog and loved this idea of word of the week..and was just thinling of doing something like this a week and ago and I’ll surely do it amd send you a link.. 😀

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