A Word A Day : Vagary
Thursday, 25th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : váy-ga-ree
1. An unpredictable or eccentric change, action, or idea
2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action
Late 16th century - Latin vagari - wander
Whim, Fancy, Alteration, Change, Modification, Notion, Mood, Quirk, Whimsy, Caprice
• A vagary
of nature, wherein she has displayed less of her infinite wisdom than is usual.
• It just crossed her mind, too, that he might have a faint recollection of his tender vagary
and was disinclined to allude to it.
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