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Quick or likely to change consistently
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“It is worth considering paying your suppliers in their local currency to ease the volatile fluctuations with exchange rates.”
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(of a person) Liable to unreasonable changes of mood
“The family moved often, following the schooling and whims of his volatile father, a doctor.”
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(of a substance) Easily set on fire
“Even small amounts of volatile fuels or solvents mixed with kerosene can substantially increase the risk of a fire or an explosion.”
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Potentially violent or dangerous, especially of a situation
“The use of sound interpersonal skills to defuse a volatile situation is the safest approach in managing aggression.”
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Marked by tenseness or strain
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“A particularly volatile meeting between Tara, her mother, the principal, and me occurred at the beginning of Tara's sophomore year.”
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(of the elements) Severe and powerful
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“Another erratic and volatile storm approached, sending barometers and weatherglasses spinning into chaos.”
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Responding readily to something new or stimulating, especially temperamentally
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Of or pertaining to the near or immediate future
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Potentially violent or dangerous, especially of a situation
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Showing anger easily or customarily
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Extremely, excessively, or feverishly passionate
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Feeling anxious or nervous
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Potentially controversial or offensive
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Unstable, in a situation that could be worsened by the slightest mistake
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Not able to make a decision, or making a decision without confidence
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Of, containing, or using undetonated explosive
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Cheeky or impertinent
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Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Indifferent to danger or consequences
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Dizzy or feeling faint
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