Word: Minatory.

Something that is “minatory” (MIN-uh-tor-ee) is menacing. It is derived from the Latin for “to threaten.”

baleful: 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”

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