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Today's Word "parlous"
parlous \PAR-luhs\ (adjective) - Attended with peril; fraught with danger; hazardous.

"It was a parlous time in the schoolyard, when preppies and goths vied brutally for supremacy."

Parlous derives from Old French perillous, perilleus, from Latin periculosus, adjective form of periculum, "peril, danger, hazard."