parlous @ (always wondered about that)

reluct @ Worthless Word for the Day

sartorial @ Wordsmith

cathexis @ Merriam-Webster (why did Homer Simpson's "Wow, those Germans have a word for everything" just pop into my head?)

... and it being Thursday, Done With Mirrors has another installment of Carnival of the Etymologies ... the Classical Technology Center's My Word! feature looks at peaceful Roman gods ...