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vagary
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
  • Here, amid a wide desert of caste and proscription, amid the heart-hurting slights and jars and vagaries of a deep race-dislike, lies this green oasis, where hot anger cools, and the bitterness of disappointment is sweetened by the springs and breezes of Parnassus; and here men may lie and listen, and learn of a future fuller than the past, and hear the voice of Time: "Entbehren sollst du, sollst entbehren."
    Chapter 5 (63% in)

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