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Spanish Word of the Day: Calabozo

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Calabozo

Sinónimos de cárcel

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/21/2010
Word: Calabozo
(ca-la-BO-zo), sustantivo masculino.
English: Cell; guardroom; dungeon
Etymology: Del latín calafodium
Meaning: 1. Lugar seguro, generalmente lóbrego e incluso subterráneo, donde se encierra a determinados presos.
2. Aposento de cárcel para incomunicar a un preso.
Topic:Sinónimos de cárcel
Example:

(…)como afuera está nevando y sopla un viento helado los presos políticos no querrán que los dejen en libertad porque en el calabozo están más calentitos.

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