|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) steep like a precipice; 2) headlong
The precipitous devaluation of stocks at the end of 1929 led to the Great Depression.
Related English words: precipice (a high and very steep cliff; an extremely hazardous situation), precipitant (falling or rushing headlong), precipitance, precipitancy (great haste; rashness)
Latin root words: praecipito,
praecipitare, praecipitavi, praecipitatus - to cast down headlong; to
fall headlong; to rush down headlong; praeceps, praecipitis -