Long lasting to temporary

vicissitude
(n)
viss-ISS-i-tyood
Meaning

a change of fortune

1st Sample Sentence

Due to an unfortunate and unforeseen vicissitude of fate, I will not be able to take up my new position at the university as planned.

Root

vicis (turn, change, exchange, substitution) (Latin)

Mnemonics

some times to face VICISSITUDES OF LIFE one should possess a WISE (good)ATTITUDE. vicissitude sounds like. WISE ATTITUDE. whenver there is variation in circumstances or fortune at diffrent times of life, only a WISE PERSON WHO POSSES WISE (good)ATTITUDE CAN HANDLE THE SITUATION PROPERLY. vic (ky's) kiss changed veena's fortune. so it means change of fortune

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