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 for imprecation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imprecation \Im`pre*ca"tion\, n. [L. imprecatio: cf. F.
     impr['e]cation.]
     The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a
     prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Men cowered like slaves before such horrid
           imprecations.                            --Motley.
  
     Syn: Malediction; curse; execration; anathema. See
          Malediction.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  imprecation
      n 1: the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and
           usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations
           of the mob" [syn: imprecation, malediction]
      2: a slanderous accusation

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "imprecation":
     adjuration, anathema, appeal, application, ban, beseechment, bid,
     blasphemy, call, clamor, commination, cry, curse, cursing, cussing,
     damnation, denunciation, entreaty, evil eye, excommunication,
     execration, fulmination, hex, imploration, imploring, invocation,
     invocatory plea, malediction, malison, malocchio, obsecration,
     obtestation, orison, petition, plea, prayer, profanity,
     proscription, rogation, suit, supplication, swearing, thundering,
     whammy
  
  

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