In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/temperament) voluble(temperament/person) volátil(wit) vivo
- During his four years in office, Mr. Chen has proven to be a mercurial and unpredictable leader.
- He then embarked upon a legal career which was characterised by often brilliant legal exposition, and mercurial temperament.
- Their awkwardness, overextended maturity, mercurial temperaments, and easy companionship were all spot on.
- Ms Short is notorious for her outspoken comments and her mercurial temperament.
- Nor does she depict adolescence as a period of mental instability, characterized by mercurial moods and impulsive, self-gratifying actions.
- No decision of importance could be made without the chairman, and he was mercurial, often changing his mind once a decision had been made.
- At times you feel frustrated with Ellie and her mercurial temperament.
- Rhea's temperament was infamously mercurial - one would never know what she was thinking, or when she might strike.
- The mercurial singer-songwriter's mood is as unpredictable as Halifax weather and each night's performance lives and dies on which attitude the capricious star brings to the rink.
- Jim's mind is mercurial, but I like his company more than anything.
- Mrs. Lincoln became known as much for her fashion sense as her mercurial temperament and place in history.
- Okada projected the mercurial shift of moods in Beethoven's Fantasie Op 77 with resonant sonority.
- He is mercurial, unpredictable and headstrong.
- He had a mercurial temperament and was never one to hold back his views, even in the face of opposition.
- One of the most talented and versatile Scottish performers, McKidd is mesmerising as Frankie, capturing all the mercurial moods of a man who can switch from sentimentality to aggression at the flick of a switchblade.
- Regardless of her mercurial mood, he always managed to stay gentle with her.
- Could it be my mercurial temper, causing many rash actions or hurtful, wicked comments?
- To blow off those dear friends who've put up with your mercurial moods for long is just plain cruel and thoughtless, so start returning those calls and those emails.
- In a mercurial change of temper, he grabbed her shoulders and shook her, once, twice.
- He grinned briefly in a mercurial change of mood.
2Chemistry Pharmacology(preparation/compound) mercúrico(preparation/compound) mercurial
- To determine the extent to which mercury-sensitive water channels are involved in the control of root water flow, mercurial inhibition of root water flow was also examined using a pressure-flux approach.
- This research is an effort to create an awareness. of the potential hazards of some Chinese patent medicines which contain mercurial ingredients.
- Over the years, researchers provided Eli Lilly with numerous articles indicating the hazards of injecting humans with mercurial substances such as thimerosal.
- Mercury amalgams are used in dentistry, and mercurial aids such as the thermometer and blood pressure apparatus aid the doctor.
- These mercurial chemicals are never taken lightly.
- The condensation beading on it gave it a mercurial sheen.
- The mercurial bromide was re-extracted and analyzed by capillary gas chromatography/electron capture detector, using an internal standard for quantification.
- Everyone is wise to the mercury dangers in paints, but patients need to know that button batteries, mercurial antiseptics and broken thermometers are sources of mercury.
- Brownish-black may indicate chronic mercurial poisoning caused by the formation of sulfide of mercury in the tissues.
- And don't forget ‘liquid metal,’ dynamically controlled mercurial globs you can push around on your canvas.
- In acute LV failure with pulmonary edema, phlebotomy, rotating tourniquets, and parenteral mercurial diuretics were effective.
- I shuffled off to where he'd pointed, feeling a cold bar of mercurial metal, like in thermometers, stretch from the first bone of my chest, and settling into the pit of my stomach.
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