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peril

  

      n   exposure to risk or harm; danger or jeopardy  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin periculum)  


yellow peril  
      n   the power or alleged power of Asiatic peoples, esp. the Chinese, to threaten or destroy the supremacy of White or Western civilization  
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peril

  
  
danger, exposure, hazard, insecurity, jeopardy, menace, pitfall, risk, uncertainty, vulnerability  
  
Antonyms     
   certainty, impregnability, invulnerability, safety, security, surety  

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yellow peril, peri, Perl, perkily

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