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    precipitous

    precipitous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word precipitous

    Definition
    (adj) done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    Example Sentence
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
    Definition
    (adj) extremely steep
    Synonyms : abrupt , sharp
    Example Sentence
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for precipitous

The mountain PRECIPIce is very PRECIPITOUS

You can remember two words like this "He has a PRECIPITATE(without thinking carefully) decision : climb a very PRECIPITOUS cliff"

"precipitation" of soil creates a high land , sometimes a mountain which is steep and overhasty

when a mountain is very steep, you can run down it very hastily (precipitate)

precipitate - bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution" precipitate - separate as a fine suspension of solid particles precipitate - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling";

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