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va lə tihl or va lə taIl
1. rapidly changeable, esp. tending to become violent.
His volatile temper put everyone on edge.
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2. evaporating rapidly, or capable of doing so, without much change in temperature or pressure.
Ammonia is a volatile substance.
3. highly changeable or inconsistent.
The housing market tends to be volatile.
aen tae gə nih zəm
a state of being opposed; hostility.
There had always been antagonism between the two men, so few were surprised that they had finally come to blows.
The issue of the property line sparked antagonism between the neighbors.
dIs kwaI iht
lack of mental calm or peace; anxiety; uneasiness.
The protests evidence the growing disquiet over the new, harsher regime.
to make anxious or uneasy; disturb; worry.
The announcement of possible layoffs at the factory disquieted the workers.
kuhl pə bəl
guilty of a mistake or fault; blameworthy.
It is not the child who is culpable in this case; it is the parent.
bə hi məth
1. a huge beast, perhaps a hippopotamus, mentioned in the Book of Job in the Old Testament.
2. any enormous or powerful creature or thing.
“America’s second largest tobacco company, Reynolds American, acquired its competitor Lorillard for $27.4 billion, creating a $58 billion tobacco behemoth.”
“The retail behemoth might not feel much pain from a wage hike, but some of its competitors would.”