Word: vicissitudes


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Usage: "...and convenient shelters from the vicissitudes and inclemencies of the seasons;"


Bob Franks

Past District Deputy Grand Lecturer
It's contagious.
I am not eligible to reply, as I have already looked up the definition in preparation for posting it; you beat me to it. :)



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vicissitude n.
1. a. A change or variation.
b. The quality of being changeable; mutability.
2. One of the sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings.
3a : the quality or state of being changeable : mutability
b : natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs
4a : a favorable or unfavorable event or situation that occurs by chance : a fluctuation of state or condition <the vicissitudes of daily life>
b : a difficulty or hardship attendant on a way of life, a career, or a course of action and usually beyond one's control
c : alternating change :