New favourite word today…
plural noun: vicissitudes
1.a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.“her husband’s sharp vicissitudes of fortune”
synonyms: change, alteration, alternation, transformation, metamorphosis, transmutation, mutation, modification, transition, development, shift, switch, turn; More
2.literaryalternation between opposite or contrasting things.“the vicissitude of the seasons”
early 17th century (in the sense ‘alternation’): from French, or from Latin vicissitudo, from vicissim ‘by turns’, from vic- ‘turn, change’.