Parlous



[pahr-luh s] /ˈpɑr ləs/

adjective
1.
perilous; dangerous.
2.
Obsolete. clever; shrewd.
adverb
3.
to a large extent; greatly.
/ˈpɑːləs/
adjective
1.
dangerous or difficult
2.
cunning
adverb
3.
extremely
adj.

late 14c., late Middle English contraction of perilous.

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