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Word: precipitous

Definition: steep; overhasty; precipitate

Sentences Containing 'precipitous'

A little way up the hill, for instance, was a great heap of granite, bound together by masses of aluminium, a vast labyrinth of precipitous walls and crumpled heaps, amidst which were thick heaps of very beautiful pagoda-like plants--nettles possibly--but wonderfully tinted with brown about the leaves, and incapable of stinging.
In the US, due to a late start and an aggressive marketing campaign by Sega (Headed by the Sega Company's new mascot, Sonic The Hedgehog, their answer to Nintendo's Super Mario), Nintendo saw its market share take a precipitous plunge from 90-95% with the NES to a low of approximately 35% against the Sega Genesis.
Mount Van Veen () is a precipitous, mainly ice-free mountain rising to 1,510 m at the south side of Jupiter Amphitheatre in the Morozumi Range.
On 3 August 1905, car 41, during a routine descent of the precipitous, and adverse camber leading down Madeira Walk hill into Ramsgate harbour, suddenly careered out of control, jumping the tracks, causing it to crash straight through the railings, so that it then dropped over the cliff edge adjacent.
On downstream, the countryside is not quite so precipitous, but the water is the same -- clear and cool."
Once in the high mountains, the relief was so precipitous that the men estimated they traveled up and down as much as to cover horizontal miles.
Precipitous birth can also sever—and more severely sever—the perineal body, leading to undesired birth sequelae such as incontinence.
Seattle has risen several times economically, then gone into precipitous decline, but it has typically used those periods to rebuild solid infrastructure.
Splenic sequestration crises are acute, painful enlargements of the spleen, caused by intrasplenic trapping of red cells and resulting in a precipitous fall in hemoglobin levels with the potential for hypovolemic shock.
The high and precipitous mountains in this area are generally similar in character to the Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area.
The southern flank of the mountain descends steeply into the lonely Glen Kingie, this precipitous slope has a large impressive gully on it which is drained by the Allt am Fhamhair.
With tensions rising in Manchuria between the Japanese Kwantung Army and Chinese forces, Tatekawa was dispatched by Japanese Minister of War Jirō Minami to go to Mukden and prevent the Kwantung Army from making any precipitous movement that would involve Japan in a war with China.

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