elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

Making the fat morning Tuesday

I'm afraid I'm in a bit of a rush today, so no extra word to make up for last week. My apologies!

vicissitude [vi-SIS-i-tood, -tyood]

1. a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
2. interchange or alternation, as of states or things.
3. vicissitudes, successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs
4. regular change or succession of one state or thing to another.
5. change; mutation; mutability.


After the play director had completed all her vicissitudes throughout the monthlong rehearsal process, the performed script had few resemblances to the original. Needless to say, she was quite thoroughly sued after the playwright decided to pay the show a surprise visit on the first night of its run.
Tags: noun, v

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Tuesday word: Criterion

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Criterion (noun) cri·te·ri·on [krahy-teer-ee-uhn]; plural cri·te·ri·a [-teer-ee-uh] noun a standard of judgment or…

  • Wednesday Word: Peloton

    Peloton - noun. Every now and then a word becomes a brand name, as in the case of everyone's favourite pandemic bike, Peloton. I only discovered…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded