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menace

noun commination, danger, dangerous situution, hazard, imminent danger, imperilment, intimidating force, intimidation, minacious force, minacity, peril, threat

menace

verb affright, alarm, cause alarm, direct a threat against, disconcert, disquiet, disturb, exhibit hostile intentions, frighten, impend, inspire fear, put in bodily fear, put in fear, raise apprehensions, scare, show hostility, startle, strike with overwhelming fear, terrify, threaten, unnerve
See also: bait, challenge, danger, endanger, frighten, harass, hazard, hector, impend, intimidate, jeopardize, jeopardy, portend, threat, threaten

MENACE. A threat; a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another.
     2. When menaces to do an injury to another have been made, the party making them may, in general, be held to bail to keep the peace; and, when followed by any inconvenience or loss, the injured party has a civil action against the wrong doer. Com. Dig. Battery, D; Vin. Ab. h.t.; Bac. Ab. Assault; Co. Litt. 161 a, 162 b, 253 b; 2 Lutw. 1428. Vide Threat.

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Over 1,000 monkeys were sterilised last month at Ranibagh Wildlife Transit Rescue Centre of Nainital Forest Department, to curb monkey menace in Uttarakhand.
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On completion of proceedings on question hour on Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department, PML-N's Malik Muhammad Ahmed drew attention of the chair towards the issue on a point of order, saying there was no harm in admitting the fact that desired steps had not been taken in the past to curb the menace of use of drugs by youth.
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The nation's support was imperative with Customs department to wipe out menace of smuggling in the country and put the country on road to progress and development, he opined.
She expressed the hope that the SCO could prove an effective forum in eliminating the menaces of terrorism and extremism.
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NAUSHAHARO FEROZE -- A seminar titled 'Corruption, a major issue of society' was organized by district administration on Wednesday to raise awareness against the menace of corruption in connection with World Anti-Corruption Day at Government Boys Degree Collage.