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Precipice noun

Meaning: steep side of a hill; a situation of danger

Theme: Hills or Waters

Examples: The precipice, known as Monte Somma, forms the wall of an ancient prehistoric crater of vastly greater size than that of the present volcano.

Troy was on the precipice of war after the death of Hector.


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Part of Speech





  1. contained in or carried on by letters: an epistolary friendship
  2. related to letters


  1. An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. Recently, electronic "documents" such as recordings and radio, blogs, and e-mails have also come into use. The epistolary form can add greater realism to a story, because it mimics the workings of real life. (source: Wikipedia)
  2. "As e-mail and SMS have increasingly become an integral part of communication, epistolary correspondence is on the wane.", from this news article on the reduced sales in Post Offices, when it comes to personal letter-based communication.

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