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

  Capricious \Ca*pri"cious\ (k[.a]*pr[i^]sh"[u^]s), a. [Cf. F.
     capricieux, It. capriccioso.]
     Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly;
     freakish; whimsical; changeable. "Capricious poet." --Shak.
     "Capricious humor." --Hugh Miller.
     [1913 Webster]
           A capricious partiality to the Romish practices.
     Syn: Freakish; whimsical; fanciful; fickle; crotchety;
          fitful; wayward; changeable; unsteady; uncertain;
          inconstant; arbitrary. -- Ca*pri"cious*ly, adv. --
          Ca*pri"cious*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish
             weather" [syn: capricious, freakish]
      2: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by
         necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian
         rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical
         persecutions" [syn: capricious, impulsive, whimsical]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  270 Moby Thesaurus words for "capricious":
     adrift, afloat, agnostic, aimless, alternating, ambiguous,
     ambitendent, ambivalent, amorphous, arbitrary, at loose ends,
     brittle, broken, careening, careless, casual, catchy, chancy,
     changeable, changeful, changing, choppy, corruptible, cranky,
     crotchety, deciduous, desultory, deviable, deviating, deviative,
     deviatory, dicey, different, disarticulated, disconnected,
     discontinuous, disjunct, disordered, disorderly, dispersed,
     disproportionate, divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform,
     dizzy, double-minded, doubting, dubious, dying, eccentric,
     effervescent, ephemeral, equivocal, erose, erratic, evanescent,
     fading, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, fast and loose,
     fence-sitting, fence-straddling, fickle, fitful, flaky, fleeting,
     flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuant, fluctuating,
     fly-by-night, flying, formless, fragile, frail, freakish,
     frivolous, fugacious, fugitive, giddy, gratuitous, guttering,
     halting, haphazard, harebrained, heedless, herky-jerky, hesitant,
     hesitating, heteroclite, hit-or-miss, humorsome, iffy,
     immethodical, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inadvertent,
     incalculable, inchoate, incoherent, inconsiderate, inconsistent,
     inconstant, indecisive, indemonstrable, indiscriminate, infirm,
     infirm of purpose, insubstantial, intermittent, intermitting,
     irregular, irresolute, irresolved, irresponsible, jagged, jerky,
     kinky, lubricious, lurching, maggoty, mazy, meaningless, mercurial,
     misshapen, momentary, moody, mortal, motiveless, motley,
     mugwumpian, mugwumpish, mutable, nonconformist, nondurable,
     nonpermanent, nonstandard, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic,
     nonuniform, notional, of two minds, orderless, passing, patchy,
     perishable, petulant, planless, pluralistic, polysemous,
     promiscuous, quirky, ragged, rambling, random, reasonless,
     restless, rough, roving, scatterbrained, scrappy, senseless,
     shapeless, shifting, shifty, short-lived, shuffling, skeptical,
     snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spineless,
     sporadic, spotty, staggering, straggling, straggly, systemless,
     temperamental, temporal, temporary, thoughtless, ticklish,
     touch-and-go, transient, transitive, transitory, unaccountable,
     unarranged, uncalculating, uncertain, unclassified, unconfirmable,
     uncontrolled, unconvinced, undecided, undependable, undetermined,
     undirected, undisciplined, undivinable, undurable, unenduring,
     unequable, unequal, uneven, unfixed, unforeseeable, ungraded,
     unguarded, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unordered,
     unorganized, unorthodox, unpersuaded, unpredictable, unprovable,
     unreasonable, unreasoning, unreflecting, unregular, unreliable,
     unresolved, unrestrained, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsorted,
     unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady,
     unsure, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, unthinking, unthoughtful,
     ununiform, unverifiable, vacillating, vagarious, vagrant, vague,
     variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, veering,
     vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton,
     wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy, wobbling,

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