V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; contingent subservience

[Source of danger.] Pitfall.

[Antonyms: refuge.]

[Nouns] rocks, reefs, coral reef, sunken rocks, snags; sands, quicksands; syrt, syrtis; Goodwin sands, sandy foundation; slippery ground; breakers, shoals, shallows, bank, shelf, flat, lee shore, ironbound coast; rock ahead, breakers ahead.

precipice; maelstrom, volcano; ambush [more]; pitfall, trapdoor; trap (snare) [more].

sword of Damocles; wolf at the door, snake in the grass, death in the pot; latency [more].

ugly customer, dangerous person, le chat qui dort; firebrand, hornet's nest.

[Phrases] latet anquis in herba [Vergil]; proximus ardet Ucalegon [Vergil].

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