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Word: execrate

Definition: curse; express abhorrence for; detest


Sentences Containing 'execrate'

Lord Byron mentions Godoy in his Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (Canto the First, XLVIII) where a Spanish "lusty muleteer... chants "Viva el Rey" / And check his song to execrate Godoy, / The royal wittol Charles..." etc. and in the note to these lines he explains that "it is to this man that the Spaniards universally impute the ruin of their country".

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::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
::: accomplice - partner in crime
::: rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
::: innate - inborn
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen