General vocabulary

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General vocabulary
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  1. a lout
    gamberro
  2. a deadlock
    punto muerto: There was a deadlock in the dispute between management and workers over pay.
  3. fumes
    gases
  4. to object
    • oponerse: Some objected to fighting for moral reasons. Would you object if I open the window?
    • objetar: He objected that it was too expensive.
  5. a sticky situation
    una situación difícil, peliaguda
  6. oblivious
    inconsciente, ajeno: He's totally oblivious of the risks. She went on, oblivious to what was happening.
  7. never-ending
    eterno, interminable
  8. struggle for supremacy
    la lucha por la supremacía
  9. to clear up
    • ordenar, limpiar, recoger: Mom wnats you to clear up your room.
    • desaparecer: Your cold seems to have cleared up.
  10. a takeover
    toma de poder (país); absorción (empresa)
  11. a turnover
    • facturación: Annual turnover exceeds five million pounds.
    • movimiento, rotación (plantilla)
    • empanadilla
  12. a smartypants
    sabihondo
  13. a horsewoman
    amazona
  14. to flog
    hostigar, espolear
  15. a trough /trÉ’f/
    depresión, punto más bajo
  16. well-meaning
    bienintencionado
  17. to mean well
    tener buenas intenciones
  18. to be cross
    estar enfadado
  19. to diminish
    • disminuir: The measures were designed to diminish the threat of war.
    • degradar: It would diminish my son to say that I understood him.
  20. pap
    tonterías: TV shows offer nothing but pap nowadays.
  21. pappy
    tonto, insulso, intrascendente
  22. ephemeral
    efímero
  23. the box
    la tele (UK)
  24. to pinch
    birlar, robar
  25. upbringing
    educación: The godparents take responsibility for the child religious or moral upbringing.
  26. to assess
    evaluar: Teachers have to assess their pupils' level.
  27. owing to
    debido a: Some pupils pass out during an examen owing to stress and anxiety.
  28. to bequeath
    legar: He bequethed his violin to his best pupil.
  29. to throb
    palpitar, latir
  30. lead /led/
    plomo
  31. shove
    empujar
  32. a raft
    balsa
  33. to lash
    atar
  34. hitherto
    hasta ahora, hasta la fecha: Hitherto unknown techniques.
  35. an extent
    extensión, alcance: The extent of alcohol addiction among young drinkers has increased in the last years.
  36. to steer
    conducir, manejar
  37. perilous
    peligroso
  38. uncharted
    inexplorado
  39. to fidget
    moverse con impaciencia: The audience began to cough and fidget.
  40. to rivet
    fascinar, enganchar: The plot ot the play held the audience riveted.
  41. to come across
    encontrarse con
  42. to stick out
    sacar, asomarse: He stuck his head out of the window.
  43. to loom
    surgir, acercarse amenazadoramente, cernirse: The day of the interviw was looming. The threat of plague loomed over the city.
  44. to nibble
    mordisquear
  45. in the nick of time
    justo a tiempo: I arrived (just) in the nick of time.
  46. to shrink (shrink, shrank, shrunk)
    encogerse, hacerse pequeño

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