ARGENTINA: Toward a Richer Language

peronizar. To inspire through persuasive means, in persons and institutions, adhesion to Justicialism, the Argentine national doctrine defined by the named statesman [Juan Perón] as the base of a new order of political sovereignty, economic independence and social justice.

Thus is defined a new Spanish word printed last week in the Argentine Ministry of Education's approved Dictionary of Conjugations. It is a transitive verb of the first conjugation, regularly inflected (e.g., peronizo, I peronize; peroniza-riamos, we would peronize; han peroni-zado, they have peronized). It will also be required learning after this spring for Argentine schoolchildren. Pronunciation: peh-row-nee-sar.

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