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touchy

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2 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
  • money is a touchy subject for many people and shouldn't be discussed casually

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3 capable of catching or being set on fire
  • the experiment involves the use of some touchy chemicals, so caution is required

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The first known use of touchy was in 1602

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“Touchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/touchy. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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