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    mercurial

    mercurial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mercurial

    Definition
    (adj) liable to sudden unpredictable change
    Synonyms : erratic , fickle , quicksilver
    Example Sentence
    • erratic behavior
    • fickle weather
    • mercurial twists of temperament
    • a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury
    Example Sentence
    • the Mercurial canals
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury
    Example Sentence
    • more than Mercurial thievishness
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or containing or caused by mercury
    Example Sentence
    • mercurial preparations
    • mercurial sore mouth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mercurial

mercury level in the blood pressure testing device fickles a lot when measuring b.p

mercury liquid if left on a surface has high fluidity.. hence quick n fickle Also, mercury is VOLATILE(another synonym of mercurial)

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