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mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
calamity - disaster; misery
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
allegiance - loyalty
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic