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Spanish Word of the Day: Afán

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El deseo

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/21/2012
Word: Afán
(a-FÁN) Sustantivo masculino
English: eagerness
Etymology: Quizá de afanar, del árabe faná, agotamiento por la pasión
Meaning: Solicitud, empeño, pretensión, deseo, anhelo vehemente.
Topic:El deseo

"Cuando veía a Román en casa, el corazón me palpitaba locamente en mi afán de hacerle preguntas." Carmen Laforet, Nada.