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The dict-ified word of the day is imprecation

| source : web1913 | Imprecation \Im`pre*ca"tion\, n. [L. imprecatio: cf. F. impr['e]cation.] The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse. Men cowered like slaves before such horrid imprecations. --Motley. Syn: Malediction; curse; execration; anathema. See {Malediction}. | source : wn | imprecation n : a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob" [syn: {malediction}]

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