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Jul 06 2020 18

Caprice is a noun that refers to a sudden impulsive action.

Stemming from the Italian word capriccio (cah PREACH ee oh) which means ‘a shudder,’ our word of the day may describe any sudden action that was unplanned or unmotivated.

Geography can be a difficult class to study for because Mr. Picket often gives tests based on his own caprice. When his impulses tell him to spring a test, he springs the test — whether we’ve studied for it or not.