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vagaries

noun [plural] uk   /ˈveɪ.ɡər.iz/ us    /-ɡɚ-/ formal
unexpected events or changes that cannot be controlled and can influence a situation: The success of the event will be determined by the vagaries of the weather. She had her own style and was not influenced by the vagaries of fashion.
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