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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vagary \Va*ga"ry\ (v[.a]*g[=a]"r[y^] or v[a^]g"[.a]*r[-e]), n.; pl. Vagaries (v[.a]*g[=a]"r[i^]z or v[a^]g"[.a]*r[-e]z). [L. vagari to stroll about. See Vague.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wandering or strolling. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, a wandering of the thoughts; a wild or fanciful freak; a whim; a whimsical purpose. "The vagaries of a child." --Spectator. [1913 Webster] They changed their minds, Flew off, and into strange vagaries fell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]