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Things dire often describes (“dire ________”)
consequences, need, straits, necessity, poverty, predictions, circumstances, warnings, results, situation, distress, effects, emergency, calamity, threats, threat, punishment, peril, warning, conditions, confusion, extremity, prediction, fate, misfortune, disaster, events, trouble, calamities, disease, effect, want, prophecies, emergencies, event, condition, penalties, needs, vengeance, news, consequence, implications, forebodings, shortage, situations, danger, catastrophe, offence, prophecy, possibilities, disgrace, revenge, predicament, wolf, necessities, result, punishments, straights, crisis, plight, wolves, portent, forecasts, possibility, dismay, misery, conflict, alarms, failure, jeopardy, destruction, stress, prognosis, circumstance, famine, difficulties, lack, misfortunes, prospect, alarm, struggle, suffering, repercussions, retribution, reality, future, dawa, portents, foreboding, penalty, outcome, tragedy

How dire often is described (“________ dire”)
old, avant, harer, nazareth, harar


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See dire used in context: 64 rhymes, 17 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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