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precariousadjective

uk   /prɪˈkeə.ri.əs/ us   /prɪˈker.i.əs/
in a dangerous state because of not being safe or not being held in place firmly: The lorry was lodged in a very precarious way, with its front wheels hanging over the cliff.
A precarious situation is likely to get worse: Many borrowers now find themselves caught in a precarious financial position.
precariousness
noun [U] uk   /prɪˈkeə.ri.əs.nəs/ us   /prɪˈker.i.əs.nəs/
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precariousadjective

us   /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
adverb us   /prɪˈkeər·i·əs·li/
The vase was precariously perched on a narrow shelf next to the door.
(Definition of precarious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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