It’s a happy day. My migraine vanished late last evening, and I was left with a newfound vigor this morning after a restful night’s sleep. So now I’m feeling…
parlous (par·lous): / PAHR luhs /
(1) dangerous; perilous; very unsafe, difficult, or uncertain; full of risk; hazardous
(2) dangerously clever, shrewd, or cunning; crafty; devious (obsolete)
(1) greatly; very; to a large degree
[A variation of Middle English ‘perlous,’ a syncopated alteration of ‘perilous.’]
Usage: No one can deny the parlous state of the country after years of Dubya’s régime.