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The nation’s most popular and prosperous pro sports league wouldn’t allow even that tenuous link between its players and bettors, citing a policy prohibiting appearances associated with gambling establishments.
THE NFL ONCE VIEWED SPORTS BETTING AS A THREAT. NOW THE LEAGUE WANTS THE ACTION.BEN STRAUSS, MARK MASKEAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The gains were real, if uneven and often tenuous, undermined by the insecurity that the decades-long conflict brought.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS HAVE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN AFGHANISTANJEN KIRBYAUGUST 24, 2021VOX
Climbing it involves a tenuous balance of keeping her feet high enough to maintain friction but low enough to push upward.
EMILY HARRINGTON MADE HISTORY ON EL CAP. SHE’S STILL ASCENDING.JVERSTEEGHJULY 26, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the tenuous grasp on reality enjoyed by virtually everyone involved, it’s not clear that an Arizona-audit is even possible in the Peach State.
THE MOTLEY CREW DYING TO SEND GEORGIA BACK TO ‘STOP THE STEAL’ HELLADAM RAWNSLEY, KELLY WEILLMAY 21, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
This was apparent in real time as officials touted tenuous or unproven links to antifa even as Justice Department arrests failed to bolster that idea.
EVEN THE TERRORIST THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES IS NOW PARTISANPHILIP BUMPMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For example, the idea that businesses can maintain a competitive advantage based on where they are physically located is increasingly tenuous.
RESEARCHERS SCOURED BILLIONS OF LINKS AND FOUND THE INTERNET IS BOTH EXPANDING AND SHRINKINGPAUL X. MCCARTHYAPRIL 29, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The image exists as a tribute to Floyd’s humanity, and this tenuous American moment of possibility.
THE STORY BEHIND TIME'S GEORGE FLOYD 'JUSTICE—NOT YET FOR ALL' COVERVICTOR WILLIAMSAPRIL 22, 2021TIME
“You’re in a tenuous zone if you don’t have the full impact,” Fauci told reporters.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T SKIP YOUR SECOND DOSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINELINDSEY BEVERAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Special ops units fight in the gray area between overt war and tenuous peace.
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT SPECIAL OPS?DANIEL MALLOYMARCH 30, 2021OZY
The justices all disagreed with the Michigan-based company’s argument that its ties to Minnesota and Montana were too tenuous to allow the lawsuits there.
SUPREME COURT DIVIDES ON WHEN A SHOOTING BY POLICE CAN BE CONSIDERED EXCESSIVE FORCEROBERT BARNESMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO TENUOUS

  • camouflaged
  • concealed
  • dim
  • faint
  • hidden
  • indistinct
  • insignificant
  • low-key
  • low-profile
  • modest
  • muted
  • ordinary
  • plain
  • quiet
  • retiring
  • secretive
  • shy
  • subtle
  • tenuous
  • unassuming
  • unemphatic
  • unobtrusive
  • unostentatious
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