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precariousness

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the quality or state of not being firmly fixed in position
  • she quickly moved the china teapot after noticing its precariousness on the shelf

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The first known use of precariousness was in 1666

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“Precariousness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/precariousness. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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