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Spanish Word of the Day: Deserción

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Deserción

Léxico relacionado con la guerra II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/16/2002
Word: Deserción
(de-ser-CIÓN), sustantivo femenino
English: desertion
Etymology: Del latín desertio
Meaning: Acción de desertar. Dicho de un soldado: Desamparar, abandonar sus banderas.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la guerra II
Example:

“Proseguimos la marcha, pues hubiera sido una afrenta retroceder. [...] Entonces comenzaron las deserciones...”.

JORGE LUIS BORGES, El Aleph. Ed. Alianza, p. 11.

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