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Spanish Word of the Day: Tormento

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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

“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).