Terms in this set (41)
I can't afford a new car; I'm just a lowly farmer.
person: meek (manso/a adj)
The lowly receptionist was afraid to speak her mind.
storage place (almacén nm depósito nm)
The spare bedroom is a repository for all sorts of things we no longer use, but don't want to throw out.
- person entrusted with (depositario/ a)
Rachel is a repository for all her colleagues' secrets.
well-known (prominente adj famoso/a adj )
The Eiffel Tower is a prominent Parisian landmark.
- noticeable ( notorio/a adj )
Liam had a prominent bruise on his cheek.
building, geography (punto de referencia grupo nom )
The Statue of Liberty is a major American landmark.
figurative (important) (edificio emblemático/a adj )
Congress made a landmark decision last week when they reduced taxes on small businesses.
adj - greatly surprised or impressed; amazed.
"he was astonished at the change in him"
verb - surprise or impress (someone) greatly.
"you never fail to astonish me"
egotistical - adjective (presumido engreido)
excessively proud of oneself; vain.
"Not to be vain or conceited , but it was the truth and anyone sensible would agree."
a shoot of a plant.
"When buying garlic, look for firm heads with papery skins, and avoid any with green sprouts ."
(of a plant) put forth shoots.
"the weeds begin to sprout"
leading the wrong way (confuso/a adj )
Erin read a misleading map that got her lost.
not entirely true (engañoso/a adj desorientador adj )
The teacher had accidentally taught some misleading information to the students.
supply or distribute (something).(emitido (emitir, producir))
"licenses were issued indiscriminately to any company"
come, go, or flow out from.
"exotic smells issued from a nearby building"
norm (costumbre nf uso nm)
The convention in this area is to marry young.
According to convention, ham and black-eyed peas are eaten in the American south on New Year's Day.
- treaty ( acuerdo nm tratado nm )
The nations drafted a convention to settle the dispute.
Many people arrived at the science fiction convention in costume.
habitual (acostumbrado/a adj
normal, habitual adj )
Liz took her accustomed seat in class.
-be familiar with (estar acostumbrado a loc verb )
I grew up in India, so I am accustomed to spicy food.
film outline in pictures
(guión gráfico loc nom m )
The actors examined the script and storyboard before filming started
interaction (interacción nf )
There's a lot of interplay between the various characters.
Hay mucha interacción entre todos los personajes.
version, modified form (modificación nf
nueva versión adj + nf
versión modificada nf + adj )
species, breed: mixed (híbrido/a adj )
Hybrid roses have the greatest variety of colors.
This corn is a hybrid that is resistant to diseases.
figurative (mix) ( mezcla nf )
Her argument was a hybrid of opinion and hope.
sound: reverberation ( resonancia nf )
The resonance of Bob's deep voice filled the room.
- figurative [significance, relevance] (relevancia nf)
The poem has a resonance beyond its surface meaning.
- clear, unambiguous (explícito/a adj )
We gave them explicit instructions to report any rule violations.
sexually detailed) (sexo) explícito/a adj
Magazines with explicit material are all on the top shelf.
not open to more than one interpretation.
"instructions should be unambiguous"
open to interpretation (ambiguo/a adj inconcreto adj )
As I read it your sentence is too ambiguous.
uncertain, unclear (ambiguo/a adj dudoso/a adj )
They were sending out ambiguous messages to us all evening.
slavery (servidumbre nm esclavitud nf cautiverio nm)
Bondage as an institution is a reprehensible thing.
sexual activity: BDSM (práctica sexual) (juego con cuerdas)
Although William looked timid, he was interested in bondage.
repetitive (iterativo/a adj
reiterativo/a adj repetitivo/a adj)
The jury knew the defendant was telling the truth because of his consistent and iterative testimony.
throw, fling (lanzar⇒, arrojar⇒, echar⇒ vtr )
He cast the net over a large area.
( Lanzó la red sobre un área extensa.)
theatre, movie: performers (elenco nm )
The cast of the play includes some popular actors.
(El elenco incluye algunos actores famosos.)
appearance (aspecto nm apariencia nf )
He came to the meeting in the guise of a farmer.
pretense (pose nm disfraz nm disimulo nm )
She requested the information under the guise of friendship.
false show (pretensión nf )
The politicians pious words were mere pretense to get a donation from the church.
pretext, excuse (pretexto nm excusa nf )
Patrick excused himself from the lunch on a pretense of urgent business
comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
"grotesque facial distortions"
a very ugly or comically distorted figure, creature, or image.
"the rods are carved (tallado) in the form of a series of gargoyle faces and grotesques"
funny (divertido/a adj gracioso/a adj )
The new comedy show is amusing.
enjoyable (entretenido/a adj ameno/a adj agradable adj )
Unlike most of the children, Matt found the ballet amusing.
cause (inducir⇒ vtr causar⇒ vtr provocar⇒ vtr )
The riots induced panic in the entire country.
- stimulate: childbirth (el parto inducir⇒ vtr )
Rachel was overdue, so the doctor induced labor at noon.
restricted, limited (confinado adj limitado/a adj)
The room was windowless and confined.
person: captive (confinado adj )
The girl was confined in the basement for weeks.
space: small, enclosed (limitado/a adj )
It's hard to even scratch in such a confined space.
mock, ridicule (satirizar⇒ vtr ridiculizar⇒ vtr )
The play satirizes modern politics.
La obra ridiculiza la política moderna.
figurative dramatic (notable adj mf llamativo/a adj
sorprendente adj )
- figurative impressive, noticeable (llamativo/a adj
impresionante adj mf despampanante adj mf )
Adele's striking beauty made men fall at her feet.
reacting quickly (receptivo/a adj
que responde loc adj )
This car is very responsive; it leaps forward at the slightest touch on the accelerator.
person: interacting (receptivo/a adj
sensible adj )
greed for money or possessions. (codicia)
a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
figurative viewpoint (postura nf
posición nf actitud nf )
Daphne didn't agree at all with Evelyn's stance on the issue.
a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
"Some pointed out the film's emotional power, others its use of irony and satire to criticize fascism."
synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision
make (something) longer, especially unusually so in relation to its width.
"Their flat, scaleless bellies and slender, elongated bodies facilitate the process."
synonyms: lengthen, extend, stretch (out)
long in relation to width; elongated.
"elongate, fishlike creatures"
verb (halagar adular)
lavish insincere praise and compliments upon (someone), especially to further one's own interests.
"she was flattering him to avoid doing what he wanted"
play on words (juego de palabras loc nom )
(MX, doble sentido)
People are always making puns on her last name, which is Butt.
-make a play on words /verb
The way he puns on virtually everything is really annoying.
with stripes (rayado/a adj de rayas loc adj
a rayas loc adj )
Eugene looked cute in his striped T-shirt.