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Spanish Word of the Day: Pereza

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Pereza

Los siete pecados capitales

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 11/4/2004
Word: Pereza
(pe-RE-za) Sustantivo femenino
English: sloth
Etymology: Del latín pigritia
Meaning: 1.- Negligencia, tedio o descuido en las cosas a que estamos obligados.
2.- Flojedad, descuido o tardanza en las acciones o movimientos.
Topic:Los siete pecados capitales
Example:

“…un buey, gordo, con sus grandes ojos melancólicos y pensativos donde ruedan miradas y ternuras de éxtasis supremos y desconocidos, mascaba despacioso y con cierta pereza la pastura.”

Rubén Darío, Azul / Cantos de vida y esperanza, p. 128, Espasa Calpe

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