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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
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.
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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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