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  • n  the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
    he suffered the imprecations of the mob
  • n  a slanderous accusation

  • Even when you're calling down your imprecation from the safe remove of the Apollo 7 command module high in Earth orbit, that took brass.
  • Still, their friends and families, of whatever political stripe, will be hectoring them with a now familiar imprecation: to cast a vote utile a useful vote.
  • Biden's speech was so crucial that the vice president actually read it word for word (or close enough, without a single Bidenic detour or imprecation like, "God Bless 'im!").

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