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Currency of Cape Verde. Portuguese “escudo” < Latin “scutum”=shield.

Unusual sexual fixation on an object or activity. Portuguese “feitco”=a charm < Latin “factitius”=made by art < “facere”=to make.

Brazilian dance with martial arts actions. Portuguese “capoeira”= a martial art ? > Umbundu “kapwila”=blow, beating.

A dispute, quarrel, or misunderstanding; a fuss. West African pidgin < Portuguese “palavra”=word, talk < Latin “parabol”=discourse.

Large wild American feline resembling a lion. From Portuguese “cucuarana” < Tupi “suasuarana” < “suasu”=deer + “rana”+like (color).

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