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Vicissitude: Word Wednesday (Improve Your Word Power)

Vicissitude … go on say it out loud! It sounds good right? But what does it mean? The usual go-to Merriam-Webster says this: vicissitude noun vi·cis·si·tude \və-ˈsi-sə-ˌtüd, vī-, -ˌtyüd\ Popularity: Top 10% of words Top 10% of words? Really? I wonder how they work that out? Definition  1 a : the quality or state of being changeable : mutability b : natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs 2 a : 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…

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