Thinking fast and slow
Terms in this set (49)
He found the praise gratifying, after so many years of work.
Encontró gratificante el elogio tras tantos años de trabajo.
-worship (alabanza )
(veneración dar gracias)
They gave praise to Pan for the trees and flowers.
- literal (clean a floor)
-"movement in an arc" (movimiento circular )
With a sweep of his hand, the musketeer brought his sword to his enemy's throat.
persuasive (persuasivo/a adj convincente adj mf
absorbente adj mf imperioso adj mf )
The court did not find the evidence compelling.
-interesting, exciting (cautivador/a adj emocionante adj )
Although the film was compelling, it did not make much money in ticket sales.
story (cuento nm historia nf fábula nf relato nm)
The friends all gathered around the campfire and told each other tales
she was bamboozled into buying it
( la enredaron or engatusaron para que lo comprara)
The magician's tricks quite bamboozled me.
(purificar destilar⇒ vtr )
You should distill the water before pouring it in the fish tank
-place horizontally (extender⇒ vtr poner⇒ vtr)
He usually lays the plans on the table.
( Normalmente pone los planos sobre la mesa. )
He would usually lay the blame on his sister. (Solía echarle la culpa a su hermana.)
- boring (aburrida- sosa)
The thesis was so dull that I fell asleep reading it.
(La tesis era tan aburrida que me quedé dormido mientras la leía. )
-colour, light: not bright. The dull brown suit made her look older than her real age.
(El apagado traje marrón la hacía lucir con más edad de la que tenía. )
-We heard the dull sound of drums from the neighbour's house
period of time (de tiempo- periodo nm lapso )
Over a span of days, the house was erected.
(En un periodo de varios días se construyó la casa)
The span of the structure is very wide.
( El alcance de la estructura es muy amplio )
literal -object: rather heavy (pesado/a adj)
weighty adj figurative topic: important - The discussion covered weighty topics such as discrimination in the workplace.
weighty adj figurative "burdensome" (gravoso/a adj pesado)
The government is taking steps to deal with the weighty problem of youth unemployment.
with clause: think, guess ( suponer que vtr + prep
imaginar que vtr + prep creer que vtr + prep
presumir que vtr + prep )
level, position (nivel nm ajuste nm )
The setting on the thermostat was too cold, so she changed it.
El nivel del termostato estaba muy bajo, así que lo cambió.
as referred to in a proverb (proverbial adj )
Proverbial phrases can easily become cliché.
proverbial adj commonly known (proverbial adj
notorio/a adj conocido/a adj )
We will visit the proverbial Grand Canyon.
figurative classify (catalogar⇒ vtr)
The police have labelled him a radical.
(La policía lo ha catalogado como radical. )
obtain (adquirir⇒ vtr obtener⇒ vtr
conseguir⇒ vtr ganar⇒ vtr )
contract: disease (enfermar⇒ vi
contagiarse v prnl)
I have a complete set of Dickens, bound in blue leather.
(equipo kit juego) Don't worry, I will get my set of tools and fix it.
(tie, fasten [sth] securely (amarrar⇒ vtr enlazar
figurative, informal (difficult situation) lío nm
That's a major bind Jeff's gotten himself into.
recurrent behaviour, etc. (patrón nm )
You can see the pattern in his behaviour. He always cries when he gets tired.
( Usted puede ver el patrón de su comportamiento. Él siempre llora cuando está cansado. )
done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.
"a systematic search of the whole city"
prejudice: against (prejuicio contra mn + prep)
The manager was fired because of his bias against women.
( El gerente fue despedido por su prejuicio contra las mujeres.)
happen again (volver a ocurrir loc verb
repetirse v prnl reiterarse v prnl )
This alignment of the planets won't recur for another 20 years.
(La alineación de los planetas no volverá a ocurrir por otros 20 años. )
figurative limits límite nm
His enthusiasm for the subject knows no bounds.
Su entusiasmo en la materia no conoce límites.
on top of (en prep
sobre prep )
Anna climbed a ladder to get onto the roof.
on angel, saint (halo nm aureola nf )
The angel had a bright halo shining above his head.
-around light source
The candle's halo reached far enough that Peter could find his way.
certainly (ciertamente adv )
Yes, indeed, I do plan to eat out tonight.
(Sí, ciertamente tengo planes de salir a cenar esta noche
no me digas interj )
(coloquial) (en serio interj )
Indeed! You are actually going to do this?
( ¡No me digas! ¿De verdad vas a hacer eso?)
figurative "occur" (surgir⇒ vi presentarse v prnl )
We do not anticipate that any problems will arise.
No esperamos que surja ningún problema.
arise from [sth],
arise out of [sth]
result (surgir a partir de loc verb )
Several complications arose from the surgery.
follow (rastrear a vtr + prep
seguir a vtr + prep)
outline (trazar⇒ vtr delinear⇒ vtr)
The architect traced the plans carefully
find origin (rastrear⇒ vtr
buscar el origen de loc verb)
Karen finally traced the strange smell to the pile of clothes on her teenage daughter's bedroom floor.
disparage, put down (a alguien - denigrar⇒ vtr
menospreciar⇒ vtr )
The newspaper article denigrated a man who was once highly respected in the community.
controlled, focused (guiado adj controlado adj )
Guided missile technology has advanced considerably in recent years
- led by a guide (guiado adj )
My parents took a guided tour of England and Wales last summer.
choose a target (apuntar⇒ vtr )
Stephen aimed carefully and prepared to fire.
(Stephen apuntó con cuidado y se preparó para disparar.)
figurative "have as a goal" (pretender apuntar )
Jack's aiming at becoming the president of the company someday.
figurative (intend, aspire) When I play, I aim to win.
(enfriador de agua)
stop normal progress (intervención nf
interferencia nf )
The boss' intervention with the department head finally led to some positive changes.
(naciente adj) mf (que nace, que asoma) sun, moon rising
(La casa del sol naciente" es una de mis canciones favoritas. )
"The House of the Rising Sun" is one of my favorite songs.
speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.
"she was as voluble as her husband was silent"
(Que habla mucho, en especial cuando lo hace con soltura o facilidad)
sy: talkative, chatty
without interruption; constantly. (incesantemente)
"she talked about him incessantly"
synonyms: constantly, continually
continuing (en curso loc adj
en desarrollo loc adj )
Updating the dictionary is an ongoing job.
an expert in the preparation and analysis of statistics.
with great ease (fácilmente adv
sin ningún esfuerzo loc adv
de manera fácil loc adv )
The soccer team effortlessly defeated their opponents.
a conference or other meeting for discussion or training.
Helen attended a two-day seminar on business networking.
relating to statistics (estadístico/a adj )
The doctoral student is writing his dissertation on statistical theory.
(confiabilidad nf )
Edwin's reliability earned him his boss's favor.
the state or fact of something's being likely; probability.
"young people who can see no likelihood of finding employment"
make an exact copy of; reproduce.
"it might be impractical to replicate eastern culture in the west"
synonyms: copy, reproduce, duplicate
not real or true, being imaginary or having been fabricated.
"she pleaded guilty to stealing thousands in taxpayer dollars by having a fictitious employee on her payroll"
synonyms: false, fake