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Emily is an IMMUTABLE vegetarian. No matter how hard we try, we cannot get her to eat meat.

Unchangeable
(Im- not + mut change)
I

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The old house underwent a METAMORPHOSIS from a rundown shack into a beautiful cottage.

A transformation
(Meta- change + morph form)
M

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When the vat of smelly liquid RUPTUREd, we picked up our feet to avoid getting the stuff on our shoes.

To break open
(Rupt- break)
R

3

Harry Potter was able to TRANSMUTE a feather into a frog using a spell he learned in incantation class.

To transform
(Trans- across + mut change)
T

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Rather than marching in precise formation, the battalion broke down into an AMORPHOUS mass of changing soldiers.

Lacking shape; changeable in form
(A- without + morph shape)
A

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Molly is the most MERCURIAL person in the office; we can never tell if she'll be the evil Molly or the sympathetic Molly.

Erratic; subject to wild changes in character
(From the speedy god Mercury)
M

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He has changed his position on issues so many times that he is considered the most PROTEAN member of Congress.

Capable of assuming different forms
(From the form-changing sea god Proteus)
P

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MUTATE into a strain that can jump directly from person to person.

To change form
(Mut- change)
M

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The people are a very FICKLE baby that must have new toys every day.

Likely to change opinion unpredictably
F

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FLUCTUATE be a flexible and adaptable member of a small team.

To vary irregularly
(Flux flow)
F

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VACILLATEs back and forth from positive direction to grim outlook.

To change one's mind repeatedly
V

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The latter two had gone undergone major REVAMPs in the last month, creating very "buzzy" sites.

To revise; to renovate
(Re- again)
R

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AMEND the constitution were carried by considerably more than 2/3 majority required.

To improve; to remove the faults of
A