Precipitous

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  • extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
  • characterized by precipices; "a precipitous bluff"
  • done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Precipitous'


  • Precipitous Mountains: The Precipitous Mountains are a mountain range on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It lies in, or near, Sirmilik National Park and is a subrange

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  • Will the Republican Majority Stop the Japanization of America?
    Special thanks to Robbert Van Batenburg, CFA of Newedge who Co-Authored this report One of the great mysteries this year has been the precipitous decline in US government bond yields, despite Wall St's vociferous predictions to the contrary. The answers can be found by examining the moribund "demand side" of the [...] Read more on this news related to 'Precipitous'
  • A Plunging Ruble Shows Russia's Spiraling Decline
    When you look at a year-to-date graph of the Russian rouble against the dollar - like this one from ThomsonReuters - it looks like a side-on view of a Winter Olympic ski jump. The decline (ascent, depending on how you've set up your axes) is so precipitous it recalls one [...] Read more on this news related to 'Precipitous'
  • COLUMN-Iron ore rhetoric should shift from China demand to oversupply: Russell
    One of the recurring themes in iron ore's precipitous decline this year has been the weak state of Chinese demand. It doesn't take much of a search to find media and analyst reports that reference softness in China's steel market as one of the major reasons for Asian spot iron ore's <.IO62-CNI=SI> 43-percent decline this year to a five-year l Read more on this news related to 'Precipitous'

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