Flashcards in 1.5: Changes Deck (13):
Emily is an IMMUTABLE vegetarian. No matter how hard we try, we cannot get her to eat meat.
(Im- not + mut change)
The old house underwent a METAMORPHOSIS from a rundown shack into a beautiful cottage.
(Meta- change + morph form)
When the vat of smelly liquid RUPTUREd, we picked up our feet to avoid getting the stuff on our shoes.
To break open
Harry Potter was able to TRANSMUTE a feather into a frog using a spell he learned in incantation class.
(Trans- across + mut change)
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)
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)
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)
MUTATE into a strain that can jump directly from person to person.
To change form
The people are a very FICKLE baby that must have new toys every day.
Likely to change opinion unpredictably
FLUCTUATE be a flexible and adaptable member of a small team.
To vary irregularly
VACILLATEs back and forth from positive direction to grim outlook.
To change one's mind repeatedly
The latter two had gone undergone major REVAMPs in the last month, creating very "buzzy" sites.
To revise; to renovate