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precarious - vocabulary

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adjective

Dependent on circumstances beyond one’s control; lacking in stability or security; subject to change; based on unproved premises; perilous.

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.

—Hubert H. Humphrey Speech at the University of Wisconsin, August 23, 1965

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