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

  Minatory \Min"a*to*ry\, a. [L. minatorius, fr. minari to
     threaten. See Menace.]
     Threatening; menacing. --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  minatory
      adj 1: 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 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "minatory":
     abusive, bludgeoning, blustering, browbeating, bulldozing,
     bullying, comminatory, denunciatory, fear-inspiring, foreboding,
     hectoring, imminent, intimidating, lowering, menacing, minacious,
     ominous, terroristic, terrorizing, threatening, threatful
  
  

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