flaming_tyger (flaming_tyger) wrote in 1word1day,

vertiginous-adjective  /vərˈtɪdʒənəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ver-tij-uh-nuhs]
1. whirling; spinning; rotary: vertiginous currents of air.
2. affected with vertigo; dizzy.
3. liable or threatening to cause vertigo: a vertiginous climb.
4. apt to change quickly; unstable: a vertiginous economy.


Her luck was extremely vertiginous: one week, she'd get an A on all her tests, and the next she'd break both legs.
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