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Spanish Word of the Day: Abstenerse

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Verbos reflexivos II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 4/15/2003
Word: Abstenerse
(abs-te-NER-se), verbo
English: to abstain
Etymology: Del latín abstinere
Meaning: Privarse de algo.
Topic:Verbos reflexivos II

“No pensaba él, por supuesto, abstenerse del amor adultero en casándose; pero, ¿y la comodidad?, ¿y el andar a salto de mata, ocultándose como un criminal?"

La Regenta, Leopoldo Alas “Clarín"