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execrable (EK-si-kruh-buhl) adjective
[From Middle English, from Latin execrabilis (accursed), from execrari (to curse), from ex- + sacrare (to consecrate). Ultimately from Indo-European root sak- (to sanctify) that is also the source of other words such as saint, consecrate, and sacred.]
"They (The Patriots) were execrable, failing to record a first down in
the first half."
"She persuades us to admire an execrable ('lovable', she says) woman who
was doggedly, arrogantly and treacherously misguided."
This week's theme: words to describe people.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)
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