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English noun: vicissitude

1. vicissitude (event) a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

SamplesThe project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research.

Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, variation

2. vicissitude (attribute) mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)

Broader (hypernym)mutability, mutableness

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