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menace

noun
 
 
/ˈmenɪs/
DANGER [C] something that is likely to cause harm: [usually singular] Drunk drivers are a menace to everyone. the menace of industrial pollutionDangers and threats
QUALITY [U] a dangerous quality that makes you think someone is going to do something bad: His eyes were cold and filled with menace.Dangers and threats
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