vicissitude

[ vi-sis-i-tood ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

from French, or from Latin vicissitudo, from vicissim ‘by turns’, from vic- ‘turn, change’

Synonyms

  • fluctuation
  • change
  • alteration
  • transformation
  • metamorphosis

Antonyms

  • similarity
  • stagnation
  • uniformity
  • stability

Definition

a change or variation occurring in the course of something

Example

Tyler and Curtiss remained friends through the vicissitudes of multiple jobs and 10 years.

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