I. VOLITION IN GENERAL
1. Acts of Volition
[Nouns] caprice, fancy, humor; whim,
whimsy, whimwham; crotchet, capriccio, quirk, freak, maggot, fad, vagary,
prank, fit, flimflam, escapade, boutade, wild-goose chase; capriciousness;
[Verbs] be capricious; have a maggot in
the brain; take it into one's head, strain at a gnat and swallow a camel; blow hot
and cold; play fast and loose, play fantastic tricks; tourner casaque.
[Adjectives] capricious; erratic,
eccentric, fitful, hysterical; full of whims.; maggoty; inconsistent, fanciful,
fantastic, whimsical, crotchety, kinky [U.S.], particular, humorsome, freakish,
skittish, wanton, wayward; contrary; captious; arbitrary; unconformable [more]; penny wise and pound foolish; fickle
(irresolute) [more]; frivolous, sleeveless, giddy,
[Adverbs] by fits and starts, without
rhyme or reason.
[Phrases] nil fuit unquain sic inipar
sibi; the deuce is in him.