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anathema
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition someone or something that is intensely disliked
  • If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations, that made her mother tremble, because they had so much the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (52% in)

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