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menace

noun [C/U]    /ˈmen·əs/
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    /ˈmen·əs/ verb [T] A hurricane menaced the east coast yesterday . menacing    /ˈmen·ə·sɪŋ/ adjective a menacing gesture menacingly    /ˈmen·ə·sɪŋ·li/ adverb She glared menacingly at him.
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