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KAKU

odo(su)
meaning: threaten, menace

嚇嚇 (also 嚇々) == kakukaku (also kakkaku) == brilliant
威嚇 == ikaku == (noun) menace, threat


Left radical is 'mouth/say' (口). Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'bright/intense/sudden'. It is a doubling of 'red' (赤), used in its literal sense of 'big fire'. The right radical acts phonetically to express 'round on/retort', and probably also has overtones of its 'sudden/intense' meaning. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Threatening words make one see red twice over.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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