\dɹˈɛdɪd], \dɹˈɛdɪd], \d_ɹ_ˈɛ_d_ɪ_d]\
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causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
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- someone who saves something from danger or violence One who recovers. The demandant in a common recovery, after judgment has been given his favor.