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Apr 19, 2022
This week’s theme
There’s a verb form for it

This week’s words
travest
anathematize
immiserate
betrump
manuscribe

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anathematize

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-NATH-uh-muh-tyz)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To denounce, condemn, or curse.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle French anathematiser, from Latin anathematizare (to ban, curse, or detest), from Greek anathematizein (to curse), from anathema (something devoted to evil). Earliest documented use: 1473.

USAGE:
“Korak looked searchingly down upon her, mentally anathematizing the broad-brimmed hat that hid her features from his eyes.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs; The Son of Tarzan; A.C. McClurg; 1915.

See more usage examples of anathematize in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -Fred Brooks, computer scientist (b. 19 Apr 1931)

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