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Word of the Day — May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013 - Scott Viau

favela - FAH-veh-la (or fah-VEY-la) - Brazilian slums, usually crammed high on hills above a city - often used for any Portugese or Spanish slums

Example: "An article on international cities in Smithsonian magazine makes the comment: 'Cities are particular. You would never mistake a favela in Rio de Janeiro for downtown Los Angeles.'"



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