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peril

per·il

peril

 
 
pronunciation:
pe rihl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being in danger; jeopardy; risk.
His life was in peril.
synonyms:
danger, hazard, jeopardy, risk
similar words:
susceptibility
definition 2: something that creates a danger or risk; something that endangers.
the perils of walking alone at night
synonyms:
danger, hazard, menace, risk
similar words:
pitfall, threat
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: periled, periling, perils
definition: to expose to risk, danger, or injury; imperil.
synonyms:
endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, menace, risk
similar words:
expose, threaten