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menace

noun [C/U]  /ˈmen·əs/ us  
danger, or someone or something that is likely to cause harm: [U] There was an air of controlled menace about him. [C] That boy is a menace to himself and his friends.
menace
verb [T]  /ˈmen·əs/ us  
A hurricane menaced the east coast yesterday.
menacing
adjective  /ˈmen·ə·sɪŋ/ us  
a menacing gesture
menacingly
adverb  /ˈmen·ə·sɪŋ·li/ us  
She glared menacingly at him.
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