comminate


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comminate

(ˈkɒmɪˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) to anathematize
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Verb1.comminate - curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
deplore - express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
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Nelle lettere e nelle note diaristiche i soldati registrano l'insensatezza di gran parte delle punizioni, comminate solo per poter rimarcare le gerarchie.
This sense of the nation and the planet spinning out of control or hurtling to ruin is omnipresent in Rabbit at Rest, and what most distresses Updike's critics is that, to quote the line that Bawer particularly comminates, "It gives him pleasure .