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#196349 - 01/19/11 06:31 PM Execrate
I really like the derivation of the word "execrate" - From Latin execrari (to curse), from ex- + sacrare (to consecrate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sak- (to sanctify), which is also the source of other words such as saint, consecrate, sacred, execrable, and sacrilegious. Earliest documented use: 1561.
There are times when something which is not sacred or holy deserves to be detested, denounced, or cursed.
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