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Noun
A statement of an intention to harm someone or something
“Investigators are taking the threat issued by the suspect prior to the crime very seriously.”
Noun
The possibility of trouble, danger, or ruin
“In truth, reptiles present a positively minuscule threat to our well-being, but there's many a myth to the contrary.”
Noun
An indication of potential or imminent danger
“The company was reprieved from the threat of closure after receiving financial assistance from several investors.”
Noun
A sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen
Noun
The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
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Used in reference to proximity, ominous oppressiveness, or sadness and gloom
Noun
The state or condition of being about to happen, imminent
Noun
A hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty
Noun
Seriousness or importance
Noun
The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats
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Threatening words
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Downside
Noun
A biological agent that risks humans or the environment
Noun
A state of unrest or disorder, usually between opposing factions
Noun
Something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason
Noun
The emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger
Noun
A call for someone to compete
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