What does perilous mean?

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Adjective
  1. Dangerous, full of peril.
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As she made her perilous way down the dark and dank tunnel, she wondered what great adventures lay before her.
He painted a pretty grim picture indeed of what he described as the perilous state of health services, in Kerry.
Combine the lack of medical supervision with the mind-set of the garden-variety steroid user, and you have a potentially perilous situation.
Because of the denticulated architecture of the rim, with its numerous and perilous lookouts, this would add countless miles to our trip.
Let him be a lesson of the perilous folly of incuriousness, and the value of speaking truth to power.
Infiltrating and exfiltrating people into and out of hostile areas are the most perilous applications of this tradecraft.

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