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precarious
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • They could see the top of an unkempt gingery head and a stack of precariously balanced cauldrons.
  • Hermione was dozing in it, her drink tipping precariously in her hand.
  • Many people were staring at her and a few were openly laughing and pointing; she had managed to procure a hat shaped like a life-size lion’s head, which was perched precariously on her head.
  • Harry yelled, as the shelves swayed precariously and more glass spheres began to fall from above.

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  • Her footing on the ladder looked precarious.
  • a precarious political situation

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