A word I was not familiar with, before today

adjective: Threatening or menacing.

From Latin minari (to threaten), from minae (threats). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (project) that is also the source of menace, mountain, eminent, promenade, demean, amenable, and mouth.

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Do not Bring Yer Guns to Town
[Don’t Bring Yer Guns to Town – Trident Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska]

One could say the Cambridge police officer involved in the Professor Gates false arrest incident claimed that Gates was acting in a minatory fashion towards the officer, even though facts later proved the officer’s description as erroneous and laughably misleading.

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