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n. pl. va·ga·ries
1. An unpredictable development or change of circumstances: the vagaries of mountain weather; the vagaries of business travel.
2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action: could not explain the vagaries of his behavior.
[From Latin vagārī, to wander, from vagus, wandering.]
n, pl -garies
an erratic or outlandish notion or action; whim
[C16: probably from Latin vagārī to roam; compare Latin vagus vague]
va•gar•y(vəˈgɛər i, ˈveɪ gə ri)
n., pl. -gar•ies.
1. an unpredictable, capricious, or erratic action, occurrence, or course.
2. a whimsical, or unusual idea or notion.
[1620–30; appar. < Latin vagārī to wander]
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|Noun||1.||vagary - an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.); "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"|