peril

Definition

That which could cause loss.

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He was in great peril and needed someone to rescue him before something bad happened to him and his dog.

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The peril of the solo adventure through the dangerous jungle put the young man's overall health in grave danger each day.

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Right before the Great Recession, my boss sold off a bunch of underperforming assets because he saw what the economy was about to do and felt that the company faced peril.

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