(n.) = caprice ; vagary ; whim ; vacillation ; whimsy ; treat ; whimsicality ; capriciousness. Ex: Data bases required by libraries, whether controlled or created according to standards based on caprice, are expensive to create and maintain. Ex: Clearly, a multi-lingual thesaurus has to control the vagaries of not just one natural language, but several. Ex: If terms are drawn from a controlled vocabulary, the selection of index headings no longer depends entirely upon the whim of the author in framing a title. Ex: She was born in the outback of Australia where all people were powerless in the face of the vacillations of nature. Ex: Science is not necessarily a subject but a means of controlling the waywardness and whimsy to which the mind is susceptible. Ex: In the summer months one of the greatest treats of all is home-made mayonnaise; a thick mass of unctuous golden ointment, perfect for dipping slices of raw vegetables. Ex: The whimsicality of the mind ensure human relationships and sentiments are a minefield of confusion and disorientation. Ex: Caught between the violence of human will and the capriciousness of fate these characters refuse to become what nature intended them to be. ---- * capricho pasajero = passing fancy ; passing whim. * consentir caprichos = pamper. * consentir los caprichos de Alguien = pander to. * dar caprichos = pamper. * darse capricho = give + Reflexivo + a treat. * darse el capricho de = indulge in. * darse un capricho = spoil + Reflexivo. * dinero para caprichos = pin money. * permitirse un capricho = give + Reflexivo + a treat ; spoil + Reflexivo. * por capricho = by whim.