Peril is danger or exposure to harm.(noun)
An example of peril is bungee jumping.
See peril in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L periculum, danger < base *per- (as in experiri, to try) < IE base *per-, to try, risk, come over > fear, fare
See peril in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin perīculum; see per-3 in Indo-European roots.
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