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sketchy

mod. unsafe; illegal; risky. (Alluding to danger due to lack of knowledge.) Why are we going down in the sketchy place on this silly errand?
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Global-coherence heuristic: first try to recognize highly structured schemata; failing this, accept progressively sketchier schemata, such as musical analogy (theme-and-variation), or atmospheric schemata (47).
Parts-tracking ability was sketchier before the upgrade.
Primarily the chronicle of two generations of the Olive family in Auckland, though that is ineptly intercut with a sketchier chronicle of the family of Matthew Olive's friend Raoul in Auckland and Sydney, it presents a grim picture of Catholic working-class life over the past fifty years, and especially the repressive effect of the Church on sexuality.
Paleonthologists have an even sketchier understanding of the creature's evolution, because the entire fossil record of ancient caecilians has long consisted of only two small vertebrae.
Furthermore, this picture becomes even sketchier for the stock when we realize that peak call open interest lies at the 40 level.
Only a handful of the works appear to be finished pieces, thicker, more deliberate-looking lines contrasted with a sketchier background.
It's not really any sketchier than the hot dogs at 7-Eleven when you think about it.
In the closing minute, things got a little sketchier than the Clippers would have liked.
With freer brush strokes and a sketchier style, he painted snow scenes and forests, portraits of friends and their children.
And while we eventually find out a lot about Edward, Maurice is a much sketchier character, amounting to little more than a plot-convenient nutter.
Kessler defends other aspects of the war on terror in strange ways, as when he says Jose Padilla was arrested for "the attempted dirty bomb attack on America," rather than the sketchier explanation the Department of Justice actually presented.
33) Although the Canadian historiographical record is sketchier than the international one on how the use of consumables granted the possibility of individual liberation, there are indications this phenomenon occurred in Canada.
This is not what every viewer might expect, since the more familiar pictures of the 1630s leave one with a sense of Van Goyen as the sketchier painter, and Van Ruysdael as the more carefully descriptive.
But, this clumsiness is characteristic of all of Harman's version, and not merely of the sketchier later portions.