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1. vagary

an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)

Example Sentences:
'the vagaries of the weather'
'his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market'
'he has dealt with human vagaries for many years'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -garies
an erratic or outlandish notion or action; whim

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nounWord forms: plural vaˈgaries
an odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
an odd, whimsical, or freakish idea or notion; oddity; caprice

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. va·ga·ries
1. An unpredictable development or change of circumstances: the vagaries of mountain weather; the vagaries of business travel.
2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action: could not explain the vagaries of his behavior.

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