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baleful

adjective     /ˈbeɪl.fəl/ literary
threatening to do something bad or to hurt someone: He gave me a baleful look. his baleful influenceSaddening, shocking and upsetting balefully     /-i/ adverb She glared balefully at me.Saddening, shocking and upsetting
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