Thoughts, Ideas, and Concepts by Sandra Parks

Word Of The Day

Here is the word of the day!  Enjoy!  Don’t forget to leave a sentence.

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.”

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