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vagary

Saltos de línea: va¦gary
Pronunciación: /ˈveɪɡ(ə)ri
 
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Definición de vagary en inglés:

sustantivo (plural vagaries)

(usually vagaries)
An unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone’s behaviour: the vagaries of the weather
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We have always felt somewhat vulnerable to the vagaries of political change.
  • The problem is that security in old age depends increasingly on the vagaries of the stock market.
  • And even then the tournament fell victim to the vagaries of the British weather when the final was rained off for three days.
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Origen

late 16th century (also as a verb in the sense 'roam'): from Latin vagari 'wander'.

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