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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ad*ver"si*ty
  1. Opposition; contrariety.(Obs)" Adversity is not without comforts and hopes." [Bacon.]
    synonyms: Affliction; distress; misery; disaster; trouble; suffering; trial.

Etymology: OE. adversite, F. adversité, fr. L. adversitas

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  1. A stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
  2. A state of misfortune or affliction ("debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity")

From Old French adversité, from Latin adversitātem, the accusative singular of adversitās, from adversus, the perfect passive participle of advertō (“I turn toward”).

  1. (uncountable) The state of adverse conditions; state of misfortune or calamity.
  2. (countable) An event that is adverse; calamity.

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Past life for Adversity born Oct 17, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.