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America and Russia are at loggerheads = at daggers drawn

Em completo desacordo; em luta aberta = em luta aberta

2

He criticized the UN bureaucracy as unwieldly

Difícil; pesado; de difícil gestao

3

I love him, warts and all

Com as coisas boas e ruins

4

China is an irksome regional power

Incômodo; desagradável

5

His country is seen as less warily

Desconfiado; cuidadoso; cauteloso

6

Maverick members of the FARC have joined the peace agreement

Maverick: dissidente

7

She performed fitful errors

Fitful: irregular

8

Obama’s actions have soothed anti-americanism

Suavizou; acalmou

9

The putative common market is leaving many behind

Suposto; putativo

10

A Syrian settlement palatable to the White House

Aceitavel

11

A barter trade can be the answer

Barter trade: troca direta; comercio de escambo

Barter: troca, permuta; escambo

12

Mainstream parties pandered to prejudice to win votes

Cederam; alimentaram

13

They are railing against the establishment

Lutando contra o modelo

14

There is an upsurge in populist rethoric

Recrudescimento

15

To tackle the myriad challenges plaguing the conflict-torn country

To tackle: lidar com; resolver

Myriad challenges: multiplicidade de desafios

Conflict-torn country: pais dilacerado pelo conflito

16

Catalans are mimicking the Serbian government

Mimicking: mimetizando; copiando; reproduzindo

17

Each flummoxing step in the process is eroding the confidence many Catalans had in the social contract

Flummoxed = confusing; bewildering; perplexing

Atordoado; confuso

18

Illiberal reaction is viewed as a cathartic political act

A cathartic reaction: emocional; emotiva

19

Madrid has botched /cluttered its response

Botched: badly done or planned = messed up; mishandled; cluttered

Fracassou; executou mal

Cluttered: desordenado; desorganizado

20

A nakedly repressive crackdown

Uma repressao claramente opressiva; dura

21

We must give serious consideration to the ominous progression of global warming

Ominous: ameaçador; sinistro

22

I would not wish to rummage around in anyone's conscience,

Vasculhar; procurar

23

One objective of this website is to debunk the lies and create transparency.

Desmascarar; desmitificar; denunciar

24

Violence begets violence, and revenge begets revenge.

Beget: gera; conduz a

25

The government is punishing the many for the deeds of a stubborn few

Atos; feitos; façanhas

26

It is well nigh impossible to cope with these challenges

It is nigh on impossible to prove it.

Well-nigh: quase

27


The idea that the flow of goods from China is somehow going to dwindle is an illusion.

Diminuir; reduzir

28

Compensation for bereavement or grief to relatives of a deceased victim can also be put in this category.

Perda; luto; morte

29

The dissident Chech playwright

Escritor; dramaturgo

30

They toppled military regimes in the 1980s

To topple = to oust = to overthrow: derrubar; tirar do poder

31

In Poland, a shipyard worker swept the Communist government from power

Shipyard: estaleiro (naval)

32

The Chinese massacre is the grimmest example

Horrível; sombrio

33

Mandela has weathered the inevitable compromises of office with his reputation intact

Resistir a

34

He considers it no mean feat for dissidents to keep their reputation untarnished

No mean feat: não é pouca bosta; é uma proeza

35

She epitomises moral values

Resume; sintetiza

36

The life and work of our open and democratic societies will continue undeterred.

Undeterred: irredutíveis; inabaláveis

37

Myanmar is a patchwork of ethnic minorities

Patchwork = hotchpotch = miscellany (miscelânia) = Colcha de retalhos

38

Armed conflicts have simmered for decades between ethnic groups and the Government

Simmered: ferveram; fervilharam

39

The refugee crisis has brought indiscriminate slaughter and mass rape

Slaughter: abate; matança; massacre; chacina

40

They accused the Rohingya of setting fire to their own houses in order to provoke an outcry

Protesto; manifestação; clamor

41

She offered a sustained exercise in moral equivalence/casuistry

Moral equivalence = casuistry: false reasoning; the use of clever arguments, especially on moral issues, to try to make someone believe something that is not true

42

Myanmar unsavoury regime

Desagradável; inescrupuloso

43

American leaders going batty over Beijing

Going crazy (informal); enlouquecendo

44

He has enthused reporters

Motivar; entusiasmar

45

Kissinger was bowled over by the Chinese

Ficar empolgado; entusiasmado

46

Carter had him pegged

Indexado; atrelado

47

Not to coddle the butchers of Beijing

Não mimar os carniceiros de Pequim

48

Trump’s gambit

A abertura de Trump

49

Ennobling rethoric

Retórica enobrecedora

50

Having erred in deploying riot police to try to prevent an illegal independence referendum called by the Generalitat on October 1st, the government is proceeding more gingerly.

To err: errar (tendo errado)

Gingerly: cautelosamente;

51

He has moved more adeptly

De maneira mais hábil

52

The road ahead is fraught with more danger

Repleta; carregada

53

GDP in 2050 would soar by 15%

Disparar para 15%; crescer abruptamente

54

The Obama Administration was loath to use it

Relutante, reticente

55

The details were never fleshed out

Detalhados; explicados claramente

56

The “new model” notion was duly flogged during the visit, but has petered out since.

Flogged: açoitada

Petered out: sumir gradualmente; extinguir-se pouco a pouco

57

Bureaucrats have dutifully parroted a phrase very near to Xi's heart

Parroted: repetiram (de Parrot)

58

It requires disentangling three standards of his behavior

Disentangle: desembaraçar; discernir

59

Its early fumbling and bumbling is what one finds every time power changes hands

Fumbling: trapalhadas

Bumbling: desastres (desastrado)

60

Every administration spins

Gira; muda

61

They try to evade intrusive oversight

EVADE: evitar; ignorar

Oversight: fiscalização; supervisão

62

Migrants are not encouraged to embellish their stories

Embelezar

63

The campaign looked askance at initiatives of the Trump Administrations

Look askance: mal vista

64

A tentative agenda

Agenda preliminar; provisória

65

The number of international migration surpassed/topped 244 million

To top: superar; cobrir

66

English is not particularly supple

Flexível; maleável

67

The gymnasts were very nimble

Ágeis

68

He was bogged down in the past

Atolado/preso

69

The boss and I do not always see eye to eye

Be in full agreement

70

The nations' histories were closely entwined

Entrelaçado

71

It is now a useless exercise to bicker over who is at fault

To bicker over = ter briguinhas bobas
Bickering = petty arguments

72

These days our squabbles have taken a more controlled and grown-up turn.

Squabble = bickering = bate boca; querela

73

Minimum wagers on cassinos

Wager: formal term for "bet”- apostas

74

They deferred (postponed) the decision until February

He deferred to Tim's superior knowledge (reconhecer; aceitar)

To defer = To put off = To postpone

OU

To defer = to yield = to give in

75

Many died because of his treachery

Betrayal of trust

76

Many politicians are disparaging the Good Friday Agreement

To disparage = to belittle; to denigrate

77

The center has fallen out of Northern Irish politics

To fall out = to drop out

78

He now has the clout to do something about it.

Informal - in politics: influência

79

Their parties are hobbling by a dearth of strong leaders

To hobble: mancar

Dearth: falta; escassez

80

The critical opprobrium generated by his films

Opprobrium: crítica dura; censura; vergonha

81

It will be an occasion for muted celebrations

Muted = quiet

82

The government is working fitfully at the moment

Fitfully = sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt