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Wordsmith Wednesday- Vertiginous

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vertiginous

adjective
extremely high or steep.
“vertiginous drops to the valleys below”
relating to or affected by vertigo.

I first came across the word “vertiginous” when walking the Levadas of Madeira

Madeira Levada Walks are trails along the paths beside the Levadas (mini-canals).  The Levadas are situated on the steep sided slopes of the mountains and certainly induce vertigo when your eyes are drawn down into the valleys

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