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precipitous
used in Looking for Alaska

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Definition
done with very great haste and without due deliberation

or:

very steep
  • She made a sudden and unsignaled left turn, pulling onto a road that dropped precipitously down a hill with fields on either side, and she gripped the steering wheel tight as we accelerated, and she waited until the last possible moment to brake, just before we reached the bottom of the hill.
    p. 94.2

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