V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

I. VOLITION IN GENERAL

1. Acts of Volition

Caprice.

[Nouns] caprice, fancy, humor; whim, whimsy, whimwham; crotchet, capriccio, quirk, freak, maggot, fad, vagary, prank, fit, flimflam, escapade, boutade, wild-goose chase; capriciousness; kink.

[Verbs] be capricious; have a maggot in the brain; take it into one's head, strain at a gnat and swallow a camel; blow hot and cold; play fast and loose, play fantastic tricks; tourner casaque.

[Adjectives] capricious; erratic, eccentric, fitful, hysterical; full of whims.; maggoty; inconsistent, fanciful, fantastic, whimsical, crotchety, kinky [U.S.], particular, humorsome, freakish, skittish, wanton, wayward; contrary; captious; arbitrary; unconformable [more]; penny wise and pound foolish; fickle (irresolute) [more]; frivolous, sleeveless, giddy, volatile.

[Adverbs] by fits and starts, without rhyme or reason.

[Phrases] nil fuit unquain sic inipar sibi; the deuce is in him.

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