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anathema

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1 a prayer that harm will come to someone
  • uttered an anathema before driving the would-be robber from the his shop

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2 something or someone that is hated
  • the use of animals in the testing of cosmetics is anathema to animal-rights activists

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“Anathema.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anathema. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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