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Today's Word "abominate"

To hate in the highest degree on

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abominate \uh-BOM-uh-nayt\ (transitive verb) - To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.

"I despise and abominate him, because he is a man without honor; he knows that I do not love him, and yet he insists upon marrying me." -- Louise Muhlbach, 'Old Fritz and the New Era'

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Abominate comes from Latin abominari, "to deprecate as a bad omen, to hate, to detest," from ab- + omen, "an omen."

 

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