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#204108 - 01/07/12 08:11 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Candy Offline
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I think I mentioned foreboding.....

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#204109 - 01/07/12 08:28 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Candy]
Tromboniator Offline
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I dont think they are it Peter....something false about those words!


I beg your pardon? Oh, right, there is something false about them:

Asperse is to attack with evil reports or false or injurious charges. Calumniate is to to utter maliciously false statements, charges, or imputations about.

I don't know, they may not necessarily imply danger, but to me they have a sense of warning, and certainly the idea of going too far. Works in my head! I felt that "perhaps more than is warranted" is fundamental to the question.

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#204110 - 01/07/12 08:41 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Deaccession]
Candy Offline
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Yes...both things to be wary of, thats for sure.

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#204112 - 01/07/12 09:15 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Deaccession]
Avy Offline
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Sinister? (No double speak intended)

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#204117 - 01/08/12 11:41 AM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Candy]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I think I mentioned foreboding.....


You certainly did, Candy.
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#204118 - 01/08/12 01:50 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Deaccession]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deaccession
perhaps more than is warranted.
Help is much appreciated!


I do not quite understand this part of the question. Being alive is dangerous. How many degrees of danger can there be?

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#204121 - 01/08/12 05:17 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: BranShea]
tsuwm Offline
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going back to the OP again, it seems like what is wanted is a verb (or a gerund, at least), so howz about to forebode, or even to threaten

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#204122 - 01/08/12 08:12 PM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: BranShea]
Jackie Offline

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Good heavens, Branny--I have just realized that your question had flown right out of my head by the time I made my first post above; sorry, Sweetie.
What is more dangerous, dangerous or perilous?
Perilous. Dangerous has been watered down to where it can mean a very small degree of risk. Perilous, on the other hand, almost always means a high risk of physical -- well, peril.
Though with both it's best to take the meaning from the context.

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#204124 - 01/09/12 04:42 AM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: BranShea]
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"You stay away from that boy. He'll lead you into drugs and all sorts of depravity."
"Mom, last summer he got a warning for driving too fast. That's the worst thing he's ever done."

To my mind, that's what we're talking about here: overreacting, exaggerating, that kind of thing.

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#204125 - 01/09/12 05:35 AM Re: Depicting something as dangerous [Re: Tromboniator]
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Yes, I was thinking in that direction, T r o m

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