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with Anu Garg

minatory

PRONUNCIATION:
(MIN-uh-tor-ee, MYN-)

MEANING:
adjective: Threatening or menacing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin minari (to threaten), from minae (threats). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (project) that is also the source of menace, mountain, eminent, promenade, demean, amenable, and mouth.

USAGE:
"France has seldom assumed a minatory posture towards India, being much less inclined than other major countries to hector, or push and prod in an attempt to influence policy."
The Statesman (New Delhi, India); Jan 31, 2008.

See more usage examples of minatory in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The best armor is to keep out of gunshot. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)

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