Etymology: Imprecation derives from Latin imprecatio, from imprecari, "to invoke harm upon, to pray against," from in- + precari, "to pray."
1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.
2. A curse.
"After a while, he stopped hurling imprecations ... and, as he often did after such an outburst, became quite remorseful."
— Wayne Johnston, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Thanks to Constant Comment for today's WOTD entry
Tuesday, August 19, 2008