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peril

noun

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1 something that may cause injury or harm
  • life is full of unexpected perils

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2 the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil
  • they were unhappy about sending their son into peril overseas

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peril

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of peril (Entry 2 of 2)

to place in danger
  • a tribute to the men and women who, as firefighters, peril their lives daily

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The first known use of peril was in the 13th century

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“Peril.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/peril. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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