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English adjective: parlous

1. parlous fraught with danger

SamplesDangerous waters.
A parlous journey on stormy seas.
A perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat.
The precarious life of an undersea diver.
Dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery.

Synonymsperilous, precarious, touch-and-go

Similardangerous, unsafe


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