Lección 4

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acusado

accused

declaración

statement

delito

crime

derogar

to abolish (a law)

desaparecido

missing person

duelo

duel

enfrentamiento

confrontation

herencia

inheritance

impunidad

impunity

juez

judge

juzgado

tried (legally); courthouse

llevar a cabo

to carry out

merecerse

to deserve

otorgar

to grant

rencor

resentment

requisar

to confiscate

azotea

flat roof

batirse en duelo

to fight a duel

castigo

punishment

culpable

guilty one

disparar

to shoot

exiliado

exiled, in exile

exilio

exile

impune

unpunished

interrumpir

to stop

presenciar

to witness

rabia

anger; rage

retar a duelo

to challenge a duel

venganza

revenge

vengarse

to avenge (oneself)

veredicto

verdict

batir

to beat

destrozar

to ruin

duro

harsh

forzar

to force

juicio

trial

obligar

to oblige; to force

telediario

television news

tortilla

omelet

tragarse

to swallow

campaña

campaign

candidato

candidate

discurso

speech

informarse

to get informed

gobernar

to govern

guerra

war

agujero

hole

apartar

to pull someone away

apartarse

to stray

apoderarse

to take possession

arrojar

to throw

asesinar

to murder

brillo

sparkle

cómplice

accomplice

dar a luz

to give birth

falla

flaw

pícaro

cunning

restos

remains

secuestrar

to kidnap

trasladar

to move

varón

man

abuso de poder

abuse of power

ataúd

coffin

conjecturar

to conjecture

dictadura

dictatorship

justo

fair

injusto

unfair

lucha

struggle

manifestación

demonstration

preguntarse

to wonder

preso

prisoner, captive

queja

complaint

régimen

form of government

tribunal

court

analfabetismo

illiteracy

araña

spider

espectro

specter

fastuoso

lavish, ostentatious

hojarasca

fallen leaves

hueco

hollow

negar

to deny

papel moneda

banknotes

prestidigitador

conjurer, magician

rebaño

herd

sabiduría

wisdom

sorber

to sip, to slurp

volverse

to become

ambición

ambition

defraudar

to disappoint, let down

especulación

speculation

flujo de capital

flow of capital

insensibilidad

insensitivity

materialista

materialist

mercado financiero

financial market

acaso

by some chance

arreglar

to fix

culpa

fault

flojo

lazy

aprovechar

to take advantage

devorar

to devour

irónico

ironic

lengua

tongue

merecer

to deserve

moraleja

moral of the story

presa

prey

quejarse

to complain

tomar por sorpresa

to take by surprise

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