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a person who takes many risks.
(slang) an unscrupulous or dishonest opportunist who is prepared to try any dubious scheme for making money or furthering his or her own ends


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  • Chancing

    the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled: often personified or treated as a positive agency: Chance governs all. luck or fortune: a game of chance. a possibility or probability of anything happening: a fifty-percent chance of success. an opportune or favorable time; opportunity: Now is your chance. Baseball. […]

  • Chancre

    the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base. noun (pathol) a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis n. also chanker, “venereal ulcer,” c.1600, from French chancre (15c.), literally “cancer,” from Latin cancer (see […]

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