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US-Eng. translit.: anathema n. singular;  anathemas, plural; etym. the wringer through millennia of RC ecclesiastic and vulgate Latin translations of koine Greek translations of Hebrew Talmud in which both articles were lost-- to pretension.

Ambiguous Contemporary Usage: Mountain Dew is anathema to/for ___.

As if divinity per se, a sacrifice or a gift to a to forebear death or even a curse. Rather it is an appositive seeking a subject, "Bretz knew such a notion would be anathema to his fellow geologists."

Let's add superlative modifier, egregious, perhaps for emphasis.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 4th, 2017 at 09:21:12 PM EST
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