Pronounced: dee-SAY-kurh-lize (alt: dee-SAK-ruh-lize), verb
Notes: Another word I didn’t know, but it made sense after I saw the origin
The word vicissitude means “the change or variation in the course of something; cyclical ups and downs”
Our word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
As I wrote yesterday, I had this word wrong; I thought the definition meant “weariness” or “exhaustion”. The word comes from a Latin word vicissitūdō, which is equivalent to the word visissim (in turn).