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1

WRONGED

"RONGD"

-TREATED UNFAIRLY OR UNJUSTLY
-I want to bring those who have wronged me to justice

2

HUDDLE

"HAHD-L"
-to gather or crowd together in a close mass
-to crouch, curl up, or draw oneself together. (acurrucado

*We huddled up and the boy snapped the photo, then handed me the camera.
*Yet the tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free did not always find what they expected in America.

3

YEARNING

[YUR-ning]

-deep longing, especially when accompanied by tenderness or sadness
-to have an earnest or strong desire; long
-to feel tenderness; be moved or attracted:

*They yearned over their delicate child.
*to yearn for a quiet vacation.
*a widower's yearning for his wife.

4

LOOMED / LOOM

LOOM

- El Telar (To weave [wif] something on a loom)
- to appear indistinctly; come into view in indistinct and enlarged form
-to rise before the vision with an appearance of great or portentous size
-to assume form as an impending (inminente) event:

*The mountainous
[MOUN-tn-nes] island loomed on the horizon.
*Suddenly a police officer loomed in front of him.
*A battle looms at the convention

5

CHRISTEN

[KRIS-ah n]

-to give a name to at baptism

*They christened her Mary

6

OVERTURN

[verb oh-ver-TURN; noun OH-ver-turn]
- to destroy the power of; overthrow; defeat; vanquish.
- the state of being overturned.

7

RELIANCE

[re-LAHY-uh ns]

- confident or trustful dependence.
- confidence.
- something or someone relied on.

*Age of Ultron will also address our reliance on technology and the fear of where it could lead.
*My big gripe (gran queja) with the old TV shows was their reliance on predictable formulas.

8

EMBOLDEN

[em-BOHL-duh n]

- To encourage

*Weakening this norm could embolden other regimes to acquire or use chemical weapons.

9

SPURN

[spErn]

-to reject with disdain; scorn.
- to treat with contempt; despise (despreciar)

*But Bush administration neocons, spurned this extraordinary deal.

10

SHACKS
HUT
HOVEL

[shak]

-a rough cabin; shanty.

11

SHACK UP

[shak ap]

- to live together as spouses without being legally married.
- to have illicit sexual relations.
- to live in a shack

*He's shacked up in the mountains.
*For many, many good reasons, school is not an ideal time to shack up with your soul mate.

12

EVE

[eev]

- (sometimes initial capital letter) the evening or the day before a holiday, church festival, or any date or event

*Christmas Eve; the eve of an execution

13

BENT ON

[bent on]

-determined; set; resolved

*to be bent on buying a new car.

14

CLOUT

[klaut]

- Informal. pull; strong influence; muscle, especially political power

*a wealthy campaign contributor with clout at city hall

15

IDLE

[ahyd-l]

-not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
-to pass (time) doing nothing (often followed by away)

*idle workers.
*idle hours.
*to idle away the afternoon.

16

SHUDDER

[SHAHD-er] Estremecer

-to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.

*“If history is a guide, those complicit bishops should shudder,” said Clohessy.

17

TOTTER

[TAD-er] Tambalear

- to shake or tremble

*The tower seemed to totter in the wind. The government was tottering.

18

FLOUNDER

[FLAUN-der]

-to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (Patalear)
-to struggle clumsily or helplessly (descocenrtado, no saber k hacer)

*He floundered helplessly on the first day of his new job.
*He saw the child floundering about in the water

19

AFTERTHOUGHT

[AF-ter-thowt]

- a later or second thought; reconsideration. (Reflexion)
- reflection after an act; an appropriate explanation, answer.

*Upward mobility and reward for work seems to be an afterthought for all concerned.

20

PLOW / PLOWER

[plau] / [plauher]

- to turn up (soil) with a plow

*The horse has always been a tool for man, whether it was tied to a plow or pulling a carriage.


21

PLOW UNDER

[plau onder]

-to bury / cause to disappear; force out of existence; overwhelm.

*Many mom-and-pop groceries have been plowed under by the big chain stores.

22

LAWN MOWER

[loan mouh-er]

-maquina corta cesped

23

Impede

IMpid

Bar
Hinder
Obstruct (abstract)
Block

24

Compete

ComPIT

Contest
Challenge

I don't want to compete with you

25

Separately

SEP-retli (Separadamente)

No together
You can use them separately or together.

26

Intended for

planned or meant
destinado a

"This is intended to help the learner form these sounds by combining their individual parts."

27

To form

bring together parts or combine to create (something).
To shape, to make up
"This is intended to help the learner form these sounds by combining their individual parts."

28

Occur

ah-KEHR

to happen; take place; come to pass:
An idea occurred to me.

29

Suitable

[SU-de-bohl]

Right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation.
Appropriate, adequate

30

Readily

[RED-eli]

without hesitation
easily
willingly
(facilmente, de buena gana)

He readily agreed to help us.
She didn't do it readily

31

Worry

HUE-ri

-to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts
-to move with effort
"an old car worrying uphill."
"No worries" (Don’t be troubled)
"If you can’t make it to the party, no worries."

32

worry along /through

HUE-ri along

to progress or succeed by constant effort, despite difficulty
o worry through an intolerable situation

33

Cupboard

[KAhb-erd]
a closet with shelves for dishes, cups, etc.
cabinet

Alacena armario

34

Reckon

[REK-oh n]

- to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount.
- to esteem or consider; regard as
"to be reckoned an authority in the field."

35

Reckon with

[REK-oh n] Weth

- to include in consideration or planning; anticipate:
"He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles."
- to deal with:
"I have to reckon with many problems every day"

36

Seep

[sip]

-(of a liquid) flow or leak slowly through porous material or small holes.
"Water seeps through cracks in the wall."
-to become diffused; permeate
"Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything."