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1
Q

For so long

A

Por tanto tiempo, durante tanto tiempo

  • She had been living abroad for so long that she has forgotten what it was like to feel that really belonged somewhere
2
Q

Come over

A

Pasarse, venirse,Dejarse caer

(pay visit, give impression, ...)

  • If you come over this evening we'll watch a movie together.
  • They came over to England for a holiday 

 

3
Q

So not everything

A

Así que no todo ...

  • So not everything stayed the same.
4
Q

Widespread

A

Extendido, affecting many people, covering large area

  • There is a widespread belief that it is harmful to wake a sleepwalker, but this actually isn't true.
  • The forecast said there would be widespread heavy rain in the north of the country.
5
Q

To lots

A

En muchos

My father have been working in several differents countries so I've been to lots of different schools

6
Q

Quite well

A

Muy bien

I speak english quite well.

7
Q

Until a few years ago

A

Hasta hace unos cuantos años.

 

  • Didn't there use to be a factory on this site until a few years ago?
8
Q

competent

/ˈkɒmpɪtənt/

A

competent,  adequate,skilled enough

competente, versado, 

  • The work was competent, considering it was so cheap.
  • Do you think you're competent to run a shop this size?

9
Q

conscientious

/ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs/

A

conscientious

concienzudo, meticuloso, preciso, puntilloso

  • The accountant prided himself in his meticulous calculations.
10
Q

genuine

A

Real, authentic, sincere

  • The assay office said it was genuine silver
  • The forgery looked almost genuine.
  • He was quite genuine with them but they didn't trust him.
11
Q

idealistic

A

Unrealistic, lofty, 

  • These idealistic goals would be very hard to implement.
  • Teenagers are often idealistic, but not always realistic.
12
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insensitive

A

unsympathetic, inconsiderate, 

(insensible)

  • The anaesthetic will make you insensitive to pain.
  • The faculty were insensitive to the students' concerns
  • One rarely hears such insensitive remarks in a sermon.
13
Q

Modest

A

not boastful,simple, not elaborate

 

  • The stock values saw a modest rise yesterday.
  • Kate was very modest and didn't like too much attention
14
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 Outgoing

A

Extroverted, leaving, make phone call

 

  • Glenn is outgoing; he loves going to parties and isn't worried about talking to strangers.
  • The outgoing train is bound for London.

(con destino a)

15
Q

Protective

A

Protector

  • Being a protective parent should not mean controlling every aspect of your children's lives.
16
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self-centred

A

Egocéntrico

  • My self-centred wife spends hours in the bathroom putting on her makeup.
17
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unconventional

A

not usual or traditional

inusual, extraño, inconformista, ...

  • She makes an unconventional argument for marrying early.

 

18
Q

Amid

 /əˈmɪd/

A

in the middle of

(entre, en medio de)

  • How am I supposed to work amid all this noise?

 

19
Q

swarm

/swɔːm/

A

mass of insects or people/moverse en manada

(multitud, muchedumbre, )

 

The crowd swarmed towards the movie star.

A swarm of people stood in front of the embassy, waving banners in protest.

20
Q

clatter

/ˈklætə/

A

loud rattling sound, rattle loudly

(estrépito, ruido, ...)

  • The gate clattered in the wind all night and kept me awake.
  • The kids entered the house with a loud clatter as they dropped the groceries on the floor.
21
Q

groceries

A

food from store,

(provisiones, comida, comestibles, ...)

  • Pam went to the store to buy some groceries.
22
Q

forecourt

A

Entrada, patio delantero, ...

  • Sabrina met David on the forecourt after the party.
23
Q

not at all

A

En absoluto

Para nada

24
Q

shrug

/ʃrʌɡ/

A

gesture with the shoulders,

En cogerse de hombros, 

  • Melanie asked Ben if anything was wrong, but he just shrugged.
  • Peter didn't know, so he just answered the question with a shrug.
25
Q

tilt

/tɪlt/

A

lean,cause to lean

Tendencia, inclinarse, 

  • The sunflowers tilted in the wind.
  • The tilt of the floor made you feel like you were at sea.
26
Q

cap

A

tapar, chapar, 

(tapa, chapa, gorro, ...tope, límite)

 

  • The bottle cap keeps the water in.
  • I lost the cap for my pen.
  • She capped the bottle.
  • The government set a cap on military spending.
27
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battered

/ˈbætəd/

http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=battered

A

worn and torn, person: drunk, 

(Magullado, maltrecho, bebido, pedo, rebozado, ...)

  • That battered toy should be thrown away.
  • Lunch consists of battered fish fillets and garden salad.
28
Q

stubble

/ˈstʌbəl/

A

(beard), ..

barba incipiente, de varios días ...

  • Eugene hadn't shaved for days and his chin was covered in stubble.
29
Q

give a wide berth to [sb],
give [sb] a wide berth v 

 /bɜːθ/

A

keep away from: [sb]

Rehuir, poner tierra de por medio

  • His formless jacket and heavy stubble seemed to be causing people to give him a wide berth.
30
Q

Appalled

A

shocked

en shock, paralizado, ...

  • We're appalled at the police's slow response to the crisis.
31
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bemused

bemused as to

/bɪˈmjuːzd/

A

confused, puzzled, confused about

  • I'm bemused as to why you invited Chris to the party; I thought you hated him.
32
Q

wearily 

/ˈwɪərɪlɪ/

A

in a tired way

  • The old man wearily climbed up the steps.
33
Q

insecure

/ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə/

A

dangerous, unsafe, ...

(inseguro, peligroso)

  • That pallet looks really insecure – are you sure it's safe?
  • She came across as rather insecure in the interview.
34
Q

come across (as)

A

Encounter, give certain impression

(toparse con, dar la impresion, dar la impresión de..)

  • We came across Monica in the post office.
  • I don't know Emily very well, but she comes across as an intelligent girl.
35
Q

Naive

 /naɪˈiːv/

A

Ingenuo, inocente, cándido, sin experiencia, inexperto

  • Tom was still very naive when he started college.
  • Kyle asked a lot of naive questions.

 

36
Q

Just as

As

A

Conforme, tal como

  • The clothes were still on the floor, just as I left them last week.

 

37
Q

open-minded

A

tolerant, accepting

(tolerante, mentaliad abierta, ..l)

  • When you travel to another country you should be open minded.
  • I try to maintain an open-minded attitude regardless of a person's race or religion.
38
Q

Outlook

A

Mental attitude, probable future, view

(Actitud, perspectiva, opinión, pronóstico, vista)

  • Philip has a very positive outlook on life.
  • The current political outlook is worrying.
  • The outlook from the balcony is stunning.
39
Q

readiness

A

being ready, willingness, speed

(Buena disposición, BUENA GANA, preparación)

  • Petra had everything packed well in advance and spent several hours in a state of readiness.
  • Arthur's readiness to help his friends meant that some people took advantage of him.
  • He was known in literary circles for the readiness of his wit.
40
Q

Gist

/dʒɪst/

A

General idea

(quid de la cuestion, punto esencial, ...)

  • John didn't pay attention in class, but he was pretty sure that he got the gist of the lesson.
41
Q

Inventiveness

 

A

Creativity, Originality

(inventiva, originalidad, creatividad, ...)

  • Bobby often avoided trouble because the inventiveness of his excuses was amusing.
42
Q

To drop sth (vtr)

drop (n)

A

let fall accidentally, decline, fall

small amount

dejar caer, bajar, descenser, ...

gota, pizca, 

  • He dropped his keys on the pavement.
  • The stock dropped today.
  • Just put a drop of ointment on the wound.

 

43
Q

A bit of interest in what she was up to

A

un poco de interés en lo que estaba haciendo.

44
Q

hoodwink

A

deceive, trick

timar embaucar 

  • The young man hoodwinked the housewife into giving him money.
45
Q

to lap (sth) up

A

aceptar con estusiasmo/dar lengüetazos

We lapped it all up.

46
Q

Anticipate

A

Expect

(anticipar, esperar)

  • The doctor anticipated the results of the blood work to arrive on Tuesday, but they were delayed.
47
Q

Assertion

A

declaracion, statemet, claim

(aseveración, afirmación, ...)

 

You make an assertion but provide no evidence to back it up.

48
Q

wholehearted

/ˈhəʊlˈhɑːtɪdlɪ/

http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=wholeheartedly

A

sincerely, enthusiastically, sincerely, enthusiastically

(sinceramentye, con todo el corazón)

  • I wholeheartedly agree with Susan.
49
Q

wisely

use [sth] wisely

 

/ˈwaɪzlɪ/

A

intelligently

(inteligentemente, sabiamente)

usar algo con conocimiento, usar algo con sentido común

  • Helen hoped she had raised her children to always act wisely.
  • A president must know how to use his power wisely.
50
Q

came back to haunt you

A

It has bad consequences  at a later time

(algo que haces en el presente que no es correcto regresa en el futuro para hacerte rendir cuentas)

 

  • Her earlier lies have come back to haunt her now
51
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Enquiring mind

A

Someone who has and enquiring mind always wants to find out about things.

52
Q

hoodwink

A

deceive, trick

(engañar, embaucar, engatusar, ..)

  • The young man hoodwinked the housewife into giving him money.
53
Q

lap up

A

take in eagerly

(aceptar con estusiasmo)

 

  • He keeps flattering her, and she is lapping it up.

flattering=halagador, adulador, halagueño, ...

/ˈflætərɪŋ/

54
Q

mismatch

/ˌmɪsˈmætʃ/

A

incompatiblidad, discordancia,

  • The designer mismatched the curtains.
55
Q

perform a trick

A

to do a magic trick in order to entertain people

  • I really liked it when he performed the trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
56
Q

serendipity

/ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪtɪ/

A

good luck

Carambola, chiripa, casualidad

  • By serendipity we sat next to each other at a luncheon.
57
Q

set foot in

A

To go to or into a certain place

(poner los pies en un lugar)

  • The owner of that shop is so rude!, ... I'm not setting foot in there again
58
Q

splitting headache

A

A very bad pain in your head

I've got a splitting headache

59
Q

deadline

A

fecha límite

60
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shepherd

A

pastor

61
Q

Hut

A

cabaña

62
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to spot

A

ver, avisar

63
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Jar

A

bote

64
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shutter

A

contraventana

65
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ailment

A

enfermedad

66
Q

Time and again

A

una y otra vez

67
Q

Sound

A

sonido, profundo, ...

estrecho, canal

68
Q

restful sleep

A

sueño reparador

69
Q

Specially

Especially

A

"particularmente", "especialmente", "expresamente" 

This dress was specially made for her

"sobre todo".

I like vegetables, especially aubergines and carrots

70
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