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precipitous

pre·cip·i·tous

precipitous

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sI p ts
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very steep or sudden; rising or dropping abruptly.
There was a precipitous fall in oil prices that month.It was a precipitous climb to the top.
synonyms:
abrupt, sharp, sudden
similar words:
precipitate, sheer, steep
definition 2: having precipices.
The precipitous coastline is characterized by steep slopes that reach almost to the shoreline.
similar words:
bluff, craggy, rugged, steep
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derivations: precipitously (adv.), precipitousness (n.)
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