GRE Word List

PRECARIOUS

unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living

The meaning of the word precarious is unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living.

Random words

WordMeaning
vignettesmall drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
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waggishhumorous; mischievous; tricky
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attesttestify; bear witness
unprecedentedhaving no previous example; novel; unparalleled
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patoislocal or provincial dialect
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