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precipitous
used in The Lovely Bones

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Definition
done with very great haste and without due deliberation

or:

very steep
  • "What is commonly thought of by the layman as the Angel of Death, when discussed at all with the patient's family, should be presented to them as a small series of strokes compounding an already precipitous state of decline."
    Chapter Sixteen (87% in)

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