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

Yesterday’s word

The word vicissitude means “the change or variation in the course of something; cyclical ups and downs”

First usage

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).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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