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precarious

adjective
 
 
/prɪˈkeəriəs/
SITUATION A precarious situation is likely to become worse: Many illegal immigrants are in a precarious position.Unsafe and insecure
NOT FIXED not fixed and likely to fall: That shelf looks a bit precarious.Unsafe and insecure
precariously adverb Her cup was balanced precariously on the arm of the chair.
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