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precarious

adjective    /prɪˈkeər·i·əs/
in danger because not firmly fixed ; likely to fall or suffer harm : I climbed onto a precarious platform to get a better view . precariously    /prɪˈkeər·i·əs·li/ adverb The vase was precariously perched on a narrow shelf next to the door .
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