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Mar. 21, 2008 - Execration

Ex-e-cra-tion [ek-si-krey-shun n]
1. The Act of Execrating.
2. A curse or imprecation: The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude.
3. The Object execrated; a thing held in abomination.
[execration. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/execration (accessed: March 21, 2008).]

1. hate coupled with disgust [syn: abhorrence]
2. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
3. the object of cursing or detestation, that which is execrated
[execration. Dictionary.com. WordNet® 3.0. Princeton University. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/execration (accessed: March 21, 2008).]

1382, from L. execrationem, noun of action from execrari "to hate, curse," from ex-"out" + sacrare "to devote to holiness or to destruction, consecrate,", from sacer "sacred."
[execration. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/execration (accessed: March 21, 2008).]

Example:
That guy Bob is really strange. You know that little wooden statue he carries around with him - the one with the underwear on its head. When I made fun of it he went all crazy looking at started talking to it:
"Great xoanon, El-Soot, curse this man's laundry for 1000 days!"
I didn' take his execration seriously but I can't seem to get my clothes to smell clean and fresh like they used to.
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