precipice
[ pres-uh-pis ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from French précipice or Latin praecipitium ‘abrupt descent’, from praeceps, praecip(it)- ‘steep, headlong’
Synonyms
  • bluff
  • cliff
Antonyms
  • flat
Definition
a cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face
Example
Luckily, the couple hit their brakes just in time to avoid the precipice.
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