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dominance through threat of punishment and violence absolutism , despotism , tyranny
calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat advisory
beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood trees; lives inside the tree; no natural predators in the United States Anoplophora glabripennis , Asian longhorned beetle
fire on enemy troops or weapons or positions that are near the supported unit and are the most immediate and serious threat to it close supporting fire
threat, constraint by coercion , constraint , duress
threat, formal commination
threat of divine punishment or vengeance commination
act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others constraint
intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism counterintelligence
compulsory force or threat duress
species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety E. coli , Escherichia coli
electronic warfare undertaken under direct control of an operational commander to locate sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition electronic warfare-support measures , ESM
obtain by force or threat extort
scared by threat intimidated , unnerved
threat or the act of threatening menace
(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation) neutralisation , neutralization
voracious freshwater fish that is native to northeastern China; can use fin to walk and can survive out of water for three days; a threat to American populations of fish northern snakehead
use of a nuclear device by a terrorist organization to cause massive devastation or the use (or threat of use) of fissionable radioactive materials nuclear terrorism
threat of future problem omen , portent , presage
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