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Spanish Word of the Day: Espanto

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Espanto

El Terror

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 11/10/2013
Word: Espanto
(es-PAN-to) Sustantivo masculino.
English: Terror, horror
Etymology: De espantar, del latín expaventare
Meaning: 1. m. Terror, asombro, consternación. 2. m. Efecto de una amenaza o demostración con que se infunde miedo. 3. m. Entre curanderos, enfermedad supuestamente causada por un susto. 4. m. fantasma (imagen de una persona muerta). U. m. en pl.
Topic:El Terror
Example:

“Rubalcaba asegura que las palabras de Aznar le producen espanto" La Vanguardia, 23 de mayo de 2013

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