Weekly Word is a weekly post intended to illustrate the meaning and use of a single word. The chosen word will begin with a different letter of the alphabet each week, as Louise (my daughter) and I work our way through the alphabet.
Louise posts on her website:
This week’s word begins with the letter C:
Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour
Part of Speech:
Early 17th century from the French capricieux, from the Italian capriccioso (meaning free and impulsive – used chiefly as a direction in music)
fickle, unpredictable, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, irregular, inconsistent, vacillating, haphazard
stable, consistent, constant
Use the Word in a Sentence:
1. The old pharaoh had been a cruel and capricious ruler and few people would mourn his passing.
2. The weather changed capriciously during the week and completely ruined our hiking holiday.
4. The capriciousness of Prince John has been portrayed in every Robin Hood film I’ve ever seen.
If you would like to join us in doing this weekly post, both Louise and I would be happy to see you. You can pick of your own word and illustrate its use in any way you choose (even a short story) or use your chosen word to follow a similar pattern to our posts.