Silas Marner 2

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Silas Marner 2
2012-01-14 13:59:50
Spanish Vocabulary

Spanish Vocabulary to study from reading Chapter 2 of Silas Marner in Spanish. Silas Marner was a free downloaded from
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  1. zarza
    bramble, blackberry bush
  2. rocío
  3. espeso, a
    thick (crema, pintura, muro); dense (bosque, niebla); deep (nieve)
  4. Leteo
    • Lethean
    • n Greek mythology, Lethe (Λήθη, Lēthē; Classical Greek [lɛː́tʰɛː], modern Greek: [ˈliθi]) was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.
  5. mata
    bush, shrub (arbusto); tuft (matojo)
  6. roce
    1. rubbing (contacto); friction (physics)el roce de la seda contra su piel -> the feel of the silk against her skin el roce de su mano en la mejilla -> the touch of his hand on her cheek el roce del viento en la piedra -> the weathering effect of the wind on the stone me ha salido una ampolla del roce del zapato -> I've got a blister from my shoe rubbing against my foot 2. graze (rasguño) (en piel); scuffmark (en madera, zapato); scratch (en metal)el pantalón tiene roces en las rodillas -> the trousers are worn at the knees la pared está llena de roces -> the wall has had the paint scraped off it in several places 3. close contact (trato)4. brush, quarrel (desavenencia)tener un roce con alguien -> to have a brush with somebody
  7. ociosidad

    ocio m. noun
    • feminine noun
    • 1. idleness, laziness, sluggishness, leisure.

    leisure, idleness
  8. aldeano, -a
    • adjective
    • 1. rustic (pueblerino, rústico)
    • masculine or feminine noun
    • 2. villager
  9. cortijero
  10. rubicundo, -a
    • adjective
    • 1. Golden-red; blonde.
    • 2. Rosy with health.
    • 3. Reddish, rubicund (cara).
  11. limítrofe
    • adjective
    • 1. bordering (país, territorio); neighboring (terreno, finca)
  12. soto
    1. Grove (arboleda), thicket (matorral), forest. (m)
  13. carecer
    • 1. To want, to be in need, to lack. (n)
    • Carece de talento -> he lacks talent
    • No carecemos de dinero -> we don’t lack money
    • Eso carece de sentido -> that doesn’t make sense
  14. tinieblas
    1. Darkness (oscuridad), obscurity, privation of light. (f)Estamos en tinieblas sobre sus proyectos -> we are in the dark about his plans
  15. asiduidad
    • feminine noun
    • 1. frequency
    • 1. Persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort.
    • 2. Constant personal attention and often obsequious solicitude
  16. imperioso, -a
    • 1. imperious (autoritario)
    • 2. urgent, pressing (apremiante)
  17. porvenir
    • m.noun
    • future
  18. mayorista
    • masculine or feminine noun
    • wholesaler
  19. hebdomadario, -a
  20. penique
    • noun
    • 1. Penny, an English copper coin. (m)
  21. digital
    • feminine noun. foxglove (planta)
    • Any of several herbs of the genus Digitalis, especially D. purpurea of Europe, having a long cluster of large, tubular, pinkish-purple flowers and leaves that are the source of the drug digitalis.A drug prepared from the seeds and dried leaves of this plant, used in medicine as a cardiac stimulant.
  22. encarnado, -a
    • adjective
    • 1. incarnate (personificado)
    • 2. red (color)
  23. hidropesía
    • noun 1. Dropsy. (f)
    • Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water.
    • In years gone by, a person might have been said to have
    • dropsy. Today one would be more descriptive and specify the cause. Thus, the person might have edema due to congestive heart failure.
  24. proficuo, a
    1. Profitable, useful, advantageous.
  25. efímero, -a
    • adjective 1. ephemeral
    • Lasting for a markedly brief time: "There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript" (Irving R. Kaufman). Living or lasting only for a day, as certain plants or insects do.
  26. tregua
    • noun
    • 1. Truce, cessation of hostilities. (f)
    • 2. Rest, repose. (f)
    • No dar treguas -> to give no respite
  27. manija
    • feminine noun
    • 1. handle
  28. ajado, -a
    1. withered (flor); wizened (persona)
  29. decrepitud
    • 1. Decrepitude, the last stage of decay; old age.
    • decline (de una civilización) (f)
  30. savia
    • feminine noun
    • 1. sap (de planta); vitality (vitalidad)
    • savia nueva (figurative) -> new blood
  31. escasa
    • adjective
    • 1. Small, short, limited, little.2. Sparing, parsimonious, not in us.3. Scanty, defective, narrow; hard; churlish.
    • Escaso de población -> thinly populated
    • Escaso de recursos naturales -> poor in natural resources
    • Andar escaso de dinero -> to be short of money
  32. asa
    1. handle
  33. foso
    1. ditch (hoyo); moat (de castillo); pit (de garaje); pit (sport & Teatro)
  34. postigo
    • 1. shutter (contraventana)
    • 2. wicket gate (puerta)
  35. trancar
    1. to bar (puerta), To barricade.
  36. chelín
    1. Shilling, an old English coin. (m)