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 for temperamental
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Temperamental \Tem`per*a*men"tal\, a.
     Of or pertaining to temperament; constitutional. [R.] --Sir
     T. Browne.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or caused by temperament; "temperamental
             indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"
      2: subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera
         singer" [syn: moody, temperamental]
      3: likely to perform unpredictably; "erratic winds are the bane
         of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would
         start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but
         temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster [syn:
         erratic, temperamental]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "temperamental":
     affective, arbitrary, atavistic, bluff, bodily, born, brusque,
     capricious, changeable, characteristic, coeval, congenital,
     connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, crabbed, crabby,
     cranky, crotchety, curt, dispositional, emotional, erratic,
     excitable, explosive, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, fickle,
     flaky, freakish, genetic, grouchy, gruff, grumpy, harebrained,
     hereditary, high-strung, hot-blooded, hot-tempered, hotheaded,
     huffish, huffy, humorsome, hypersensitive, impatient, in the blood,
     inborn, inbred, incarnate, inconsistent, indigenous, inherited,
     innate, instinctive, instinctual, intellectual, irascible,
     irritable, kinky, maggoty, mental, mercurial, miffy, moody,
     motiveless, native, native to, natural, natural to, notional,
     organic, oversensitive, peevish, petulant, physical, prickly,
     primal, quirky, sensitive, short, short-tempered, snappish,
     spiritual, testy, tetchy, thin-skinned, ticklish, touchy,
     uncertain, undependable, uneven, unpredictable, unreasonable,
     unreliable, unrestrained, unstable, vagarious, vagrant, variable,
     volatile, wanton, waspish, wayward, whimsical

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