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Spanish Word of the Day: Prevaricar

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Prevaricar

Actividades delictivas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/12/2012
Word: Prevaricar
(pre-va-ri-CAR) Verbo intransitivo
English: To prevaricate
Etymology: Del latín praevaricare
Meaning: 1. Cometer el delito de prevaricación, dictar a sabiendas una resolución injusta una autoridad, un juez o un funcionario. 2. Cometer cualquier otra falta menos grave en el ejercicio de un deber o función.
Topic:Actividades delictivas
Example:

“…no tardó en prevaricar y oprimir, en paliar delitos abominables y en vender decisiones.” Jorge Luis Borges, “El hombre en el umbral", El Aleph

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