comminate (verb) – to threaten or curse
BREAKDOWN: CO- (with) + MIN- (threaten) + -ATE (to make or do)
— a commination is a denunciation or threat of punishment
— comminatory means pertaining to a threat, punishment, or denunciation
This word is built on the root MIN-, which means to threaten, project, or hang over.
Common MIN- words include menace and prominent.
More esoteric MIN- words include commination and minatory.