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 for baleful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baleful \Bale"ful\ (b[=a]l"f[.u]l), a. [AS. bealoful. See Bale
     misery.]
     1. Full of deadly or pernicious influence; destructive.
        "Baleful enemies." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Four infernal rivers that disgorge
              Into the burning lake their baleful streams.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Full of grief or sorrow; woeful; sad. [Archaic]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  baleful
      adj 1: deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce
             baleful look" [syn: baleful, baneful]
      2: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a
         baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became
         menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm
         clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior";
         "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly" [syn:
         baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory,
         ominous, sinister, threatening]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "baleful":
     apocalyptic, bad, baneful, bitchy, black, bodeful, boding,
     corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive,
     cussed, damaging, dark, deadly, deleterious, detrimental, dire,
     direful, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, doomful,
     dreary, evil, evil-starred, fateful, foreboding, gloomy, harmful,
     hateful, hurtful, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-omened,
     ill-starred, inauspicious, iniquitous, injurious, invidious,
     lethal, lowering, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malicious,
     malign, malignant, mean, menacing, mischievous, nasty, noisome,
     noxious, of evil portent, ominous, ornery, pernicious, poisonous,
     portending, portentous, prejudicial, scatheful, sinister, somber,
     threatening, toxic, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising,
     unpropitious, untoward, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous,
     vicious, virulent, wicked
  
  

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