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Adjective
Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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“Luck was with the golfers as the threatening weather never really materialized.”
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Having a hostile or deliberately frightening quality or manner
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“Agricola, stated Tacitus, invaded Caledonia because the northern tribes were acting in a threatening manner.”
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Imminent or about to happen
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Full of danger or risk
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Likely to have adverse consequences
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Filled or covered over with clouds
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Full of aggression or hostility
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Marked by turmoil or disturbance, especially of natural elements
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Causing anxiety or concern
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Showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
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Increasing in amount, degree or intensity unchecked
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Certain to be or do something
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In urgent need of immediate attention
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Without hope
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The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats
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Loud, aggressive, or indignant talk with little effect
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Present participle for to state one's intention to take hostile action against (someone) in retribution for something done or not done
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“I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.”
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Present participle for to be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
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Present participle for to make a threat against someone
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“Oil drilling would likely threaten and compromise B.C. industries, such as tourism, and commercial and recreational fishing.”
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Present participle for seem likely to produce an unpleasant or unwelcome result
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“There were heavy downpours even before Scotland's biggest rock and pop festival kicked off and the rain threatened to upstage the performers.”
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Present participle for lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Present participle for to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Present participle for intimidating for money
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Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Present participle for attack
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Casting a shadow over
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Present participle for appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening
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Present participle for to surround with troops
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Present participle for to determine the future or the fate of something in advance
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Present participle for inform someone in advance of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation
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Present participle for to come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
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Present participle for talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
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Present participle for to say something quickly and irritably
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Present participle for to make a loud, deep cry
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Present participle for to be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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Present participle for to come close in quantity or quality
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