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 for shaky
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shaky \Shak"y\, a. [Compar. Shakier; superl. Shakiest.]
     1. Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky
        hand. --Thackeray.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky
        constitution; shaky business credit. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: inclined to shake as from weakness or defect; "a rickety
             table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder
             felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though
             one of the arches is wonky" [syn: rickety, shaky,
             wobbly, wonky]
      2: vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold
         or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog";
         "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a
         poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her
         feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the
         chandelier"; "trembling hands" [syn: shaky, shivering,
      3: not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage" [syn:
         precarious, shaky]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  208 Moby Thesaurus words for "shaky":
     adrift, afloat, agitated, aguey, aguish, algid, all shook up,
     all-overish, anile, aquiver, aspen, bagging, baggy, bashful,
     blue with cold, blurred, breathy, chattering, chilly, choked,
     choking, clear, cold, cool, cowardly, crabbed, croaking, dangerous,
     dangling, debilitated, decrepit, desultory, dickey, diffident,
     dilapidated, dithery, doddered, doddering, doddery, doubtful,
     drawling, drawly, drooping, dubious, dysphonic, easy, fearful,
     fearing, fearsome, feeble, fidgeting, fidgety, flapping, flimsy,
     floating, fluctuant, fluttery, fossilized, free, frozen,
     frozen to death, gerontal, gerontic, goosy, groggy, guttural,
     half-frozen, hanging, harsh, hawking, hazardous, hoarse, iffy,
     in a quiver, in fear, inarticulate, indecisive, indistinct, infirm,
     insecure, insubstantial, jittery, jumpy, lax, lisping, loose,
     mispronounced, mossbacked, moth-eaten, mousy, mummylike, muzzy,
     nasal, nervous, palsied, papery-skinned, perilous, precarious,
     problematic, provisional, quaking, quavering, quavery,
     questionable, quivering, quivery, rabbity, rachitic, rackety,
     ramshackle, rattletrap, ravaged with age, relaxed, ricketish,
     rickety, risky, rocky, rootless, run to seed, rusty, scary, senile,
     shaking, shifting, shifty, shivering, shivery, shook up, shrinking,
     shriveled, shuddering, shy, skittery, skittish, slack, slippery,
     sloppy, snuffling, spidery, spindly, startlish, stifled, strangled,
     streaming, stricken in years, succussatory, succussive, suspect,
     teetering, teetery, temporary, tentative, tenuous, thick, throaty,
     ticklish, timeworn, timid, timorous, tottering, tottery,
     treacherous, trembling, trembly, tremulant, tremulous, trepidant,
     trigger-happy, tumbledown, twangy, twitchy, twittery, unanchored,
     unbound, uncertain, unclear, undependable, undone, unfaithworthy,
     unfastened, unfixed, unhealthy, unpredictable, unreliable, unsafe,
     unsettled, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady,
     unstuck, unsubstantial, unsubstantiated, unsupported, unsure,
     untied, untrustworthy, vacillating, velar, vibrating, wavering,
     weak, with chattering teeth, withered, wizened, wobbling, wobbly

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