hap, surprise, accident, contingency, oversight, knock, mischance, hazard, misapprehension, ill luck, mistake, fortuity, possibility, happening, adventure, blunder, tough luck, flaw, gaffe, mix-up, error, ill, slip, chance, incident, help
adversity (part of speech: noun)
distress, affliction, hard luck, catastrophe, contretemps, tragedy, peril, misery, trial, adversity, woe, bad luck, casualty, torment, blight, tribulation, burden, hard times, poverty, agony, hardship, bane, ordeal, curse, trouble, disaster, dolor, destitution, rainy day, difficulty, misfortune, calamity, infliction, poorness, misadventure, grief
- Well, by some unaccountable mishap the receiver's special was switched over to the Western Division at yard limits, and the engineer seems to think he has orders to proceed westward. - "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
- Still, they made the coulee without mishap, and the trooper checked his horse as they rode into it. - "By Right of Purchase", Harold Bindloss.
- " I didn't trip after all, Aunt Nell," she said laughingly; " if you only knew how relieved I was to think that I had made my curtsey and was down from the platform without mishap!" - "Judy of York Hill", Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett.