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precarious
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • It made him feel light-headed, precariously balanced, as if he were standing on a cliff-edge above a rock-filled gorge, and it would be dangerous for him to look down.
    p. 255.9

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