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Revancha and Vindicate

The Spanish revancha (“revenge”) comes from the Latin vindicare, meaning — surprisingly — “to vindicate.”

Revenge, after all, is just one way to vindicate yourself!

If we remember the reinforcing re- prefix, we can see that the v‑n-ch of revancha maps to the v‑n-(d)-c of vindicate.

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