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Advanced Spanish Vocabulary - Set 001

Advanced Spanish vocabulary from books, news items, blogs and Spanish Wiki pages. Mostly Latin American Spanish.
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meterse
to get
afligido
afflicted
insultar
to insult; to taunt
mandar
send
ha podido
has been
engreída
conceited
sostener
support
frasquito
bottle
alfombras
carpet
lograr
achieve
salpicar
splash
en cuanto
as soon as
acostarse
to go to bed, to lie down
quedarse
to stay; to remain
nacer
to be born
así que
so, therefore, so that's how
rociar
to sprinkle, to spray
averiguar
to find out, to inquire, to investigate
bostezar
to yawn, to gape
cometer
to commit, to make a mistake
descuido
carelessness, negligence, neglected
desalmada
heartless, cruel
astillas
splinters, pieces, slivers
el marco
picture frame
apoderarse
to take power, to take possession
traicion
treason, betrayal
traicionado
betrayed
metió
(he,she,it) put
meter
to put, measure
untaba
smeared; bribed (slang)
untar
to spread, daub
sanar
to heal, cure
bramar
to roar, bellow
rogar
to beg; to plead, to pray
bolsón
bag, backpack
cuero
leather, hide
vendaval
strong wind, storm, gale
barrer
to sweep, to whisk
mejillas
cheeks
empapar
to soak, drench
cumplir
to fulfill, to keep (a promise), to reach one's birthday (use with años)
lejana
far away, distant
comprometer
to compromise; to get engaged
a pesar de que
in spite of that, although
nomás
only, just, is all
estirar
to stretch
tapar
to cover
agujero
small hole
parranda
spree, party
escoba
broom, brush
soltar
to release, to let go, to loosen
carcajada
burst of laughter
suntuoso
sumptuous, lavish
acordar
to agree, to decide; to remember
silbar
to whistle
arrastrar
to pull, to drag along
las fauces
jaws
centellear
to gleam, twinkle, sparkle, glitter
hallar
to find
deber
duty; should, ought to