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Spanish Word of the Day: Tormento

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Tormento

Léxico relacionado con la dictadura

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 11/22/2002
Word: Tormento
(tor-MEN-to) sustantivo masculino
English: torture
Etymology: Del latín tormentum
Meaning: Dolor corporal que se causaba al reo para obligarle a confesar o a declarar.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la dictadura
Example:

“no se ocupa, en cambio, de las cárceles, ni de las cámaras de tormento, ni de los campos de concentración…”
(Eduardo Galeano, El libro de los abrazos. Siglo XXI Editores).

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