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precipice

noun [C]     /ˈpres.ɪ.pɪs/
a very steep side of a cliff or a mountain : The film opens with a shot of a climber dangling from a precipice.Hills and mountains a dangerous situation that could lead to harm or failure : This latest tax increase may push many small companies over the financial precipice.Dangers and threatsDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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