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Imprecation GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Imprecation GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən/ (noun)

Definition

a curse or any offensive phrase or word uttered when someone is extremely angry, damnation, swear, oath, swearing, execration, insult, malediction, swearword, invective

Example

Profanity is a socially offensive use of language, which may also be called cursing or imprecation, cussing or swearing, cuss words (American English vernacular), curse words, swear words, bad words, dirty words, or expletives. Accordingly, profanity is language use that is sometimes deemed impolite, rude, or culturally offensive. It can show a debasement of someone or something, or be considered an expression of strong feeling towards something. Some words may also be used as intensifiers.

In its older, more literal sense, “profanityrefers to a lack of respect for things that are held to be sacred, which implies anything inspiring or deserving of reverence, as well as behaviour showing similar disrespect.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/

Parts of speech

Verb: imprecate

Noun: imprecator

Adjective: imprecatory

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