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Adjective
Not firmly fixed and likely to wobble or fall
“Gladys looked back and saw the unstable bridge sway for a moment, then settle precariously.”
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Likely to change suddenly or regularly
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“At the same time, the incomes they do have are far more unstable than they were a few decades ago.”
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Prone to psychiatric problems or sudden changes of mood
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“A hitman is assigned to kidnap the mentally unstable younger brother of a powerful district attorney.”
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Behaving in a foolish or silly way
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“And since I, as the human leader, was acting unstable, he simply took over the pack.”
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Feeling, or having a propensity to feel, insecure, anxious, or overly emotional
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“I cringe at the power imbalance within the relationship, as well as the withholding and intermittent reinforcement which keep her feeling unstable and insecure, always seeking his approval.”
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Rickety in structure and easily damaged
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Dangerous or full of peril
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Potentially violent or dangerous, especially of a situation
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Of or pertaining to the near or immediate future
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Frail, sickly, or of a delicate constitution
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Characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion
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Describing land that is wet like a swamp
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Fissiparous or divisive
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Having lost one's direction
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Undecided or unsure of how to act
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Readily taking part in chemical reactions
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Having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger
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Somewhat ill or not fully physically healthy
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Of, containing, or using undetonated explosive
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Disloyal, especially to a spouse or partner
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Having a form or edge that smoothly curves in and out
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Lacking in veracity, accuracy or truth
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