dexterity:(165) skill in using hands or body:agility
volatile:(175) dissolving or evaporating rapidly
"I was intrigued by this heavy-lidded creature, wreathed in smoke and propped up in snowy sheets like a wrinkled dijnn."(171)
This is an example of a simile because compares to unlike object using the word like.
"It was tricky work, like trying to juggle souffles in front of a hostile audience."(177)
This is an example of a simile because compares to unlike objects using the word like.
"If you're not careful you'll be shacked up with a diddicoy and a brood of dribbling cretins."(185)
This is using imagery because its using imagination and its not going to happen.