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precarious
used in In the Unlikely Event

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Definition
unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • The one lesson we can surely learn from these events is that airplanes are complex machines, operating in a precarious environment—the air—where any emergency, be it from mechanical failure, human error or weather hazard, is fraught with peril.
    p. 429.5

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