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desperate

adjective (RISKY)   /ˈdes·pər·ət/
showing a willingness to take any risk in order to change a bad or dangerous situation : The ads are a desperate attempt to win last-minute votes . A desperate person is willing to take any measures and may be dangerous : desperate criminals
(Definition of desperate adjective (RISKY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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