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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject: a word:mercurial Reply with quote

"Mercurial" seems to have a lot of meanings some of which could contradict each other. What does it mean in the newspaper article below?

Mr. Assange, a mercurial figure, has acknowledged that the release of the documents had been timed to induce maximum harm to the prospects of Hillary Clinton.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd guess "unpredictable" is the meaning. (I had to look it up Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet.
Long time no see you.
Thank you for this time.
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