Part of speech:
Closely corresponding to or resembling an original:
The definition of imminent is something that is likely to happen very soon.
Approaching; drawing near; about to happen
Scowling; frowning darkly
Of a menacing or threatening nature; minacious.
Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
Used as an intensive with and :
Of a menacing or threatening nature; minatory.
The definition of sinister is a person or thing that threatens harm or misfortune.
Not easily borne; oppressive:
To expose to peril.
To threaten with extinction
To tell (a person) of a danger, coming evil, misfortune, etc.; put on guard; caution
To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
To be an omen or warning of; foreshadow; presage
To imtimidate is defined as to frighten someone or to make someone be in awe of you, especially if you do so in order to get what you want.
The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.
To indicate the likelihood of; portend:
To engage in indecent exposure of (oneself).
To frighten or subdue with threats or a show of force.
To hurt, frighten, or tyrannize over, as a bully does; browbeat
To predict, especially from signs or omens; foretell.
To cause (a future event) to happen earlier
Approach means to move close to something.
The definition of admonish means to let someone know that you are not happy with his or her actions or to scold a person.
To warn beforehand
To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
To annoy, harass, or tease
To give a warning or admonishment:
To loom over; threaten
To incur the risk of
To browbeat; bully
(Informal, Dial.) To bully, intimidate, or browbeat
To bully or coerce
To bring military help to (a besieged town); to lift the seige on. [from 16th c.]
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem:
To keep safe from harm; watch over and protect; defend; shield
To grasp with the mind, esp. in a sudden or intuitive way
To come to pass:
To stop from being angry; appease; pacify; mollify
To mollify is to pacify someone or to make something less severe.
Abuse means to hurt or injure something or someone by acting badly or neglectfully.
Just about; almost; nearly:
Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
Expressing, indicating, or warning of an impending danger or misfortune
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