During my manic reading this year, a book a day, at least, I come across words that jump and make me go, huh. This week I read a book where there was minimum use of profanity, if any at all. Instead the author chose to use another way of stating a character was swearing or cursing.
A spoken curse.
Examples of imprecation in a sentence
He muttered imprecations under his breath.
the defiant prisoner continued to hurl imprecations and insults at the guards
First Known Use of imprecation