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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·lous /ˈpɑrləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·lous a.
 1. Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough.  [Archaic] “A parlous snuffing.”
 2. Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen. [Obs.] “A parlous boy.” --Shak. “A parlous wit.”  --Dryden. -- Par*lous*ly, adv. [Obs.] -- Par*lous*ness, n. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : fraught with danger; "dangerous 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" [syn: perilous, precarious, touch-and-go]