Zaraza, in Polish, refers to a person or any other object whose presence in your life is a nuisance. A pest. There’s no need to further elaborate on the meaning–we all know a zaraza or two. A zaraza could be directly related to your spouse, could be your former spouse, or could be a dormer mouse. One could draw a definite distinction between the last two, reflecting the distinction between alimony and antimony. Regardless, a zaraza can be a real zaraza.

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