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Dionisíaco y Apolíneo

The Dyonisian and the Apollonian

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Deslumbrante, muy bueno

Dazzling
Dazzling light, dazzling wild flowers

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Entusiasta, activo, fervoroso

Gung-ho
He is a young gung-ho dad

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Espeluznante, que da miedo

Spooky
They always feature in spooky movies

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Intimidante, descorazonador

Daunting
The country was faced with the daunting prospect of overcoming four decades of division

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Burlón

Derisive
A derisive comment, derisive laughter

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Apático

Apathetic
Young people today are so apathetic about politics

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Despectivo, desdeñoso

Contemptuous (of)
He was very contemptuous of popular writers

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Entrometido

Nosy
She was complaining about her nosy parents

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Recto, honesto

Upright

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Avasallador

Pushy
A pushy salesman

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Arruinado, totalmente destruido

Shot to pieces
The project has been shot to pieces thanks to the withdrawal of funding

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Escrito en la cara de alguien

Written all over SO's face
Guilt was written all over her face

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A paso ligero, brioso, rápido y enérgico

Brisk
I like to start the day with a brisk walk around the park

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En un mar de lágrimas

In floods of tears

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Irónico

Wry
A wry comment, wry grin, wry smile

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Robusto, fuerte, recio

Sturdy
Sturdy walking boots, sturdy person, sturdy tree

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Harapiento, andrajoso, irregular

Ragged
Ragged clothes, ragged edge

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Vacilante, tambaleante, que pierde fuerza

Faltering
She took a few faltering steps, faltering economy, faltering growth

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Propicio, favorable

Propitious
With the economy in recession, it wasn't a propitious time to start a company

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Muy sorprendente e impresionante

Jaw-dropping
The jaw-dropping scale of the project has not defeated those involved

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Encerrado, cercado

Fenced in (by)
I've been feeling fenced in by my life

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En desacuerdo con

At odds with
Your opinion is at odds with the facts

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Muy lejos

Far afield
His ideas spread far afield
As far afield as

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Bien equipado para una actividad

Weel kitted out for
These boys are well kitted out for in-line skating

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Efímero, transitorio, fugaz

Ephemeral, fleeting, momentary, transient
Transient state, momentary lapse, fleeting glimpse

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Contagioso, infeccioso, virulento

Contagious, infectious, virulent, invasive
Infectious disease, contagious laughter, virulent virus, virulent strain, invasive species

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Febril

Feverish
Feverish state of activity, feverish pace, feverish pursuit

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Predispuesto, prejuiciado

Jaundiced
Jaundiced eye, jaundiced view

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Sano, saludable

Healthy
Healthy bank balance, healthy criticism, healthy dose of scepticism

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Hecho trizas

In tatters
Our foreign security policy lies in tatters

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Fortalecido, vigoroso, tonificado

Invigorated
The current situation requires undoubtedly invigorated efforts

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Preocupado por la salud

Health-conscious

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Enfermo terminal

Terminally-ill
Determine the life span of terminally-ill cancer patients

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Asimétrico, torcido

Lopsided
A charming, lopsided grin

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Brillante, liso, elegante, acicalado

Sleek
This car has sleek lines, sleek hair, sleek design, sleek look, sleek and stylish

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Holístico, que se refiere a la totalidad

Holistic
Holistic approach, holistic solution, holistic view, holistic understanding, holistic medicine

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Mordaz, procaz

Strongly worded
A strongly worded request was made to Morocco

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Especialmente económico

Keenly priced
Offal is keenly priced in comparison to meat

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Cuidadosamente escogido

Carefully chosen
The themes and topics of different chapters have been carefully chosen

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Pasmosamente caro

Staggeringly expensive
Some clothes brands are staggeringly expensive

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Minusválido, discapacitado

Disabled, handicapped

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Saltón, hinchado, a reventar

Bulging
Bulging eyes, bulging muscles, bulging pocket, bulging stomach, bulging with ST

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Con el ceño fruncido

Furrowed
Furrowed forehead

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Tristemente inadecuado

Woefully inadequate

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Monótono, rutinario

Humdrum
Humdrum routine, humdrum reality, escape from humdrum existence

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Que ocurre o cambia rápidamente

Fast-paced
Fast-paced evolution of informatin technology, fast-paced environment, fast-paced world, fast-paced lifestyle

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Repleto de detalles irrelevantes

Cluttered up with irrelevant details
The picture is cluttered up with irrelevant details

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El que primero llega, primero es servido

First come, first served
Tickets for the concert will be distributed on a first come, first served basis

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Comer o ser comido

Dog-eat-dog
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there

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Caballeroso, cortés, galante

Chivalrous
A chivalrous man behaves very politely towards women

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Obstinado y asertivo

Bullish
She's being very bullish about the firm's future

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Adorador, que se nota que quieres mucho

Doting
We saw photografs of the doting father with the baby on his knee

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Afeminado

Effeminate
He's got a very effeminate manner

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Machote

Laddish
He's a strong man who always behaves laddishly and is not effeminate

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Desgarbado, larguirucho

Lanky
I was your typical lanky teenager

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Espinoso, quisquilloso

Prickly
Prickly weeds, prickly problem, prickly pear, the baby gets prickly when he's tired

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Debilucho, flojo, tímido

Wimpy
I'm far too wimpy to go dancing

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Agobiante, sofocante, opresivo

Stifling
It's stifling here!
Stifling heat, stifling humidity, stifling bureaucracy, stifling environment, stifling atmosphere

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Muy cargado

Heavily laden
Beasts of burden are heavily laden

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Creído, jactancioso

Big-headed

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Entonado, contentillo

Tipsy
I was a little tipsy and didn't want to say something I'd regret

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Desprovisto de

Devoid of
He seems to be devoid of compassion

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Concebible

Conceivable
It's conceivable that we'll run out of food next week
Conceivable idea
Every conceivable kind of

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A la defensiva

On the defensive
Don't allow yourself to be put on the defensive about your activities

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Costoso

Costly
It is extremely costly in terms of energy

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Con cara pálida y enfermiza

Pasty-faced

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Regordete, rollizo, rechoncho

Chubby
Chubby legs, chubby cheeks

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Edificante, inspirador

Uplifting
His uplifting books have all become best-sellers

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Con el dinero justo

Hand-to-mouth
Low wages mean a hand-to-mouth existence for many people

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Tan blanco como el papel

As white as a sheet

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Tan fuerte como un caballo

As strong as a horse

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Tan callado como una tumba

As silent as the grave

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Tan delgado como una raspa

As thin as a rake

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Menos malo

Least worst
The least worst option, the least worst solution

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Llevando una carga

Nursing a burden
He was preoccupied and nursing a burden

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Bien pulido

Well-honed
Well-honed technique, well-honed process, well-honed business model, well-honed senses

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Conciso, al grano

Terse
Hemingway's terse prose

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Malhumorado

Peevish
He answered peevishly

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Prístino, impoluto

Pristine
Pristine environment, pristine ice cap, pristine water, pristine condition

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Incalculable

Untold
To put untold stress on ST
Untold riches, untold damage

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Densamente/escasamente poblado

Densely/scarcely populated
A densely populated area

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Subdesarrollado

Underdeveloped
Underdeveloped countries

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Revolucionario, rápido y de gran alcance

Sweeping
A sweeping change

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Confundido, desconcertado, perplejo

Baffled (by)
I'm baffled by his unwillingness to tell us the truth

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Hecho a tu rutina

Set in your ways
As people get older, they often become set in their ways

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Indescifrable

Indecipherable
Indecipherable handwriting

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Ininteligible, insondable

Unfathomable
Unfathomable reasons

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Poco apropiado (dicho)

Something of a misnomer
The term wild is somewhat of a misnomer since wild ones can be cultivated

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Normal y corriente

Run-of-the-mill
He gave a fairly run-of-the-mill speech