vaivém m (plural vaivéns)
- to-and-fro motion; swaying motion
- coming and going (bustle of activity)
- (figuratively) ups and downs (periods of positive and negative events, moods, or interactions)
- (figuratively, uncountable) inconstancy; the state of being constantly changing
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- (inconstancy): inconstância