Terms in this set (21)
- lasting for a very short time: (efimero, pasajero/a)
Her infatuation with the new boy proved to be ephemeral. (Su enamoramiento del nuevo chico resultó ser efímero.)
-flower: lasting a day (flor efimera)
Ephemeral blossoms must attract pollinators quickly.
- brief (breve fugaz)
Tom only spent a few fleeting moments with his family while he was home.
- crush, lust (encaprichamiento deseo) Karen's infatuation with the bartender was probably because of the alcohol, and not because she really liked him.
- with hobby : (con obsesion passion)
Ben had a new infatuation with carpentry, and made new furniture for himself.
(capricho) Harry's infatuation took up most of his waking life.
- in the same words (con las mismas palabras)
Claire copied the quotation verbatim from the text.
- word for word : The author published a paper that was a verbatim copy of one that had appeared in another journal.
periodical, magazine (revista seminario periodico): Shaun managed to get his work published in a peer-reviewed journal.
personal (diario) Dan recorded his experiences in his journal every night.
business:log (registro diario)
Employees were required to enter their break times into the journal.
- get, find: files, computers (recuperar datos)
Linda hoped she would be able to retrieve her files after her computer crashed.
- get, find: physical object (recuperar rescatar)
agent that transfers pollen (polinizador)
not digital (analogico)
for a short time (durante un rato
por algún tiempo )
The guests had to wait awhile for dinner to be served.
food: boil slowly ( hervir a fuego lento)
Simmer the soup for fifteen minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
-figurative person: feel resentful [de rabia estallar
hervir de rabia ]
Laura was simmering with anger after her boss criticized her work
unclear meaning (ambigüedad)
The author uses ambiguity to allow readers to draw their own conclusions.
(El autor usa la ambigüedad para permitir al lector sacar sus propias conclusiones.)
figurative: agree with (estar de acuerdo)
The deputy manager subscribed to her boss's view that they needed to provide more incentives for the staff.
(aparentemente adv supuestamente )
Richard's little boy is seemingly very obedient; I wonder if he's always so well behaved at home.
done consciously and intentionally.
-on purpose (deliberado/intencionado/a adj)
The lie Philip told the boss was clearly a deliberate attempt to get Martin fired.
-careful, considered (reflexivo/prudente adj )
Linda's movements were slow and deliberate as she lifted the fragile antique vase into place
-consider (reflexionar) : The jury has been deliberating for two hours now.
We need to deliberate this matter carefully.
Amanda hated to talk with her parents' friends because she thought they were all elitists.
attitude: snobbish (MX, coloquial) fresa adj mf )
I've had enough of Alistair's elitist attitude about politics.
(attitude: superior) snobby adj
The neighbours are avoiding us because they're snobbish.
(Los vecinos nos evitan porque son unos esnob. )
(pretencioso)Their college-age son's a snobbish little brat.
a person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class.
Harriet is a snob; she only wants to be friends with upper-class people and she looks down her nose at everyone else.
person: fault, flaw (defectos/ fallas nfpl / faltas nfpl)
His enthusiasm and cheerfulness make up for all his other shortcomings.
(Su alegría y entusiasmo compensan todos sus defectos.)
plan, system: failing (limitaciones nfpl deficiencias nfpl)
The system's shortcomings were plain for all to see.
(Las limitaciones del sistema eran evidentes para todo el mundo. )
plain as day (adj)
informal (obvious) (claro como el agua expr )
After that fall, the bumps on his head were plain as day.
ⓘ (Las reglas del concurso estaban claras como el agua, pero algunos no las cumplieron. )
plant: stem( tallo nm caña nf troncho nm)
The stalks of the flowers were long and slender.
follow stealthily (seguir sigilosamente loc verb
(caza) acechar⇒ vtr acosar⇒ vtr)
The cat stalked the mouse.
an act of giving one's public approval or support to someone or something.
-of idea (respaldo aprobacion nm)
-of product (mercadeo)
Many winning athletes make money from product endorsements.
(Muchos atletas ganan dinero con la promoción de productos.)