And few have experienced the peril of this punishing violence like the residents of Aleppo.
Sunday's episode illustrated both the peril and the promise of Homeland's make-or-break moment.
Bennett captures the peril of an era when heads rolled and the grit of two women seeking to survive on their own terms.
c.1200, from Old French peril "danger, risk" (10c.), from Latin periculum "an attempt, trial, experiment; risk, danger," with instrumentive suffix -culum and element also found in experiri "to try," cognate with Greek peria "trial, attempt, experience," empeiros "experienced," Old Irish aire "vigilance," Gothic ferja "watcher," Old English fær "danger, fear" (see fear (n.)).