English: vocabulary: what does parlous mean?

Tutoring English, unfamiliar, two-syllable words are always great finds. The tutor shares parlous.

I thought parlous would be related to talking, but it’s not at all.

parlous: dangerous; risky

She views cliff-jumping as a parlous activity.


Merriam-Webster. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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