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  Definition of peril
  1. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
  2. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  3. a state of danger involving risk
  4. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  5. pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
Similar Words: risk, danger, hazard, jeopardy, riskiness, queer, expose, scupper, endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil

 

Hyponyms: chance, crapshoot, gamble, occupational hazard, health hazard, sword of Damocles, speculativeness, compromise

 

Derivational Morphology: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, venture, stake, riskiness, jeopardy, danger, vulnerability, exposure, threat

 

Anagrams: plier

 

 
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