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Daemon
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anathema

(noun) A person or thing detested or loathed.

Synonyms: bete noire

Usage: Because of what he did to Sam, he is anathema to me now.
Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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thar
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bizarre word

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Borrowed from Late Latin anathema (“curse, person cursed, offering”),
itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀνάθεμα (anáthema, “something dedicated, especially dedicated to evil”),
from ἀνατίθημι (anatíthēmi, “I set upon, offer as a votive gift”),
from ἀνά (aná, “upon”) + τίθημι (títhēmi, “I put, place”).

The Ancient Greek term was influenced by Hebrew חרם‎ (herem), leading to the sense of "accursed," especially in Ecclesiastical writers.
Adyl Mouhei
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"I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was desperate to get a job and couldn't, so I think it's anathema for me to turn down work if I think it's really good."


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Commodifying medical information also seems anathema to professional values and the special relationship between doctor and patient.
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