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menace

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈmenɪs/
something that is threatening and may cause harm: the menace of sth The world is still facing the menace of terrorism.a menace to society/the environment Plastic bags are a menace to marine environments because they don't break down quickly. Banks and credit card firms warned of a growing menace from identity thieves.
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