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mercurial
quick and changeable in temperament
sentiment
tender, romantic or nostalgic feeling
agitation
disturbance; annoyance
idealist
one who sees the best things in life
avidly
enthusiastically; with great interest
enthralled
help spellbound; captivated
insinuates
becomes introduced gradually
incipient
beginning to emerge
liable
likely; at risk of experiencing something unpleasant
incarnate
personified; given a human form to
laconic
using few words
trepidation
a state of alarm or dread
dispel
to rid one's mind of
philandering
engaging in many casual love affairs
remiss
not attending to duty; negligent; careless
subdued
made less intense; toned down
solidified
made strong, sturdy or stable
intent
concentrating; engrossed
dictation
to say aloud to be recorded and written by another
solitary
existing alone
comradeship
friendship; spirit of working together for the common good
incredulously
unbelievingly
candidly
characterized by openness; frankly
raucous
rough-sounding; harsh; boisterous
carte blanche
with full permission; unrestricted authority
agonized
suffering great anguish
gist
main idea
clinches
settles something conclusively
falters
stumbles; moves unsteadily
befuddled
confused
overstrung
pushed to one's emotional limit