V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: danger, possibly leading to misfortune

Synonyms: danger, exposure, hazard, peril, risk, trouble, endangerment

Antonyms: protection, guard, security

Tips: Jeopardy is derived from the Old French jeu parti, which means "a game with even chances." Now you know how the T.V. game show "Jeopardy" got its name. Jeopardy has come to mean danger, where chances are taken. The related verb jeopardize means "to put into danger." Jeopardy is a more sophisticated way of saying "danger" and jeopardize is a more sophisticated way of saying "to endanger."

Usage Examples:

Performing without a net, the acrobats' lives were in constant jeopardy. (danger)

His lack of experience could jeopardize the entire project. (endanger) verb

In the television game Jeopardy, the contestants are in jeopardy of losing their money, and therefore, the game. (risk, danger)

We realized we were in jeopardy of becoming stranded when our car broke down on a deserted road. (danger, hazard, peril)

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