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vagaries

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvagariesva‧ga‧ries /ˈveɪɡəriz/ noun [plural] formal  CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTunexpected changes in a situation or someone’s behaviour, that you cannot control but which have an effect on your lifevagaries of the vagaries of the English weather
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vagariesThis is an assumption or misunderstanding that can only have arisen from the curious vagaries of the student grants system in Britain.And the vagaries of a jury were possibly another consideration: the government fearing the libertarian qualities of juries.Rice cultivation, which is dependent on the vagaries of weather and on complex systems of irrigation, requires cooperative labor.Farmers change their minds about access to a river at the last minute, according to the vagaries of the harvest.This would help the firm to respond swiftly to the vagaries of the energy business.Despite the snow, the window was open, the central-heating system coping easily with the vagaries of the climate.
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