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Wednesday, July 24

Minacious

[mə̇ˈnāshəs]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Menacing or threatening

2.

Dangerous or worthy of fear

Examples of Minacious in a sentence

"The minacious leader struck fear in the hearts of his subordinates."

"Her minacious reputation ensured the classroom fell silent as soon as she entered."

About Minacious

One of history's most minacious figures was Vlad III Dracula — otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler. He was infamous for such violent acts that his name became the inspiration for a certain legendary vampire.

Did you Know?

Minacious comes directly from the ancient Latin word minari, which means "to threaten."

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