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parlous

Postby Klimt » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:32 pm

1. Perilous; dangerous: "starting from scratch in parlous economic times"

2. Obsolete Dangerously cunning.
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Postby Slava » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:58 pm

Excellent word, this one. Not only do I like it, but it would give the Dr. an opportunity to discuss syncopation, if he hasn't already.

Parlous is a syncopation of perilous. They seem to have taken on different meanings, too.

Nice.
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