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parlous

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparlouspar‧lous /ˈpɑːləs $ ˈpɑːr-/ adjective formal  BADin a very bad or dangerous condition The country’s police force was in a parlous state in 1990.
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parlousHis priority is his own increasingly parlous situation at home.Derbyshire is probably in the most parlous state of all the first-class counties.But it still didn't stop me having a perfectly valid opinion on the parlous state of contemporary kits.the parlous state of the country's economyThe mill was relegated to storage for many years, and by the 1960s was in a somewhat parlous state.The death of Vial left his widow in parlous straits.parlous stateThe mill was relegated to storage for many years, and by the 1960s was in a somewhat parlous state.Derbyshire is probably in the most parlous state of all the first-class counties.But it still didn't stop me having a perfectly valid opinion on the parlous state of contemporary kits.
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