嚇 means 'menacing'

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Strokes : 17    Frequency: 2616   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-48    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 10 words   Used in 3 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   おど to menace, to threaten
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A country poses a threat by expanding its military presence. Cats arch their backs to menace dogs. A type of crab intimidates a sea anemone by lifting it overhead. Parents issue threats to study harder, managers threaten employees with dismissal, someone threatens to reveal an ex's secrets, and you might resort to threats to get money back. Learn to say all of this with 嚇!
⿰   mouth   red  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 嚇 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 嚇 is used 10 times, read 2 ways.
カク : 7 words FIND ALL
1. menace; threat; intimidation
2. to threaten; to intimidate
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おど : 3 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 脅す
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to threaten; to menace; to bully  (see also: 脅かす)
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An additional おど.す less common words include 嚇 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1080  Joy o' Kanji : 1080  Key to Kanji:

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カク    menacing   おど to menace, to threaten   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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カク   あかい red   
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セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
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