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vagary
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
  • For instance there was the case of O'Callaghan, for one, the halfcrazy faddist, respectably connected though of inadequate means, with his mad vagaries among whose other gay doings when rotto and making himself a nuisance to everybody all round he was in the habit of ostentatiously sporting in public a suit of brown paper (a fact).
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (62% in)

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