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Flashcards in Viento en Popa Unidad 2 Deck (255):
1

El astro

The star

2

Emprender

To undertake

3

Encubrir

To hide

4

Los guerreros

Warriors

5

El terremoto

Earthquake

6

Declive

Decline

7

Alcanzar

To achieve

8

Refinar

To refine

9

Logros

Achievements / successes

10

Imborrable

Unforgettable

11

Para cuando

By that time

12

La ciudad estado

City-state

13

El tirano

Tyrant

14

La matanza

Massacre

15

La fe

Faith

16

Apocar

To humiliate

17

El Jucio Final

Judgement Day

18

El trigo

Wheat

19

la sequía

drought

20

la lágrima

tear (crying type)

21

la espada

sword

22

las obras

actions

23

rebelarse

to rebel

24

el vassallo

vassal (servant)

25

abrazar

to embrace

26

rendir cuentas por

to account for

27

el rescate

ransom

28

el castellano (o peso de oro)

a coin weighing one hundredth of a pound of gold

29

soltar

to release

30

quemar vivo,a

to burn alive

31

desafiar

to challenge

32

el movimiento sindicalista

trade union movement

33

rescatar

salvage

34

el aporte

contribution

35

la cubanía

Cuban identity and spirit

36

presidiario,a

prisoner

37

la galera

prison

38

recluso,a

prisoner

39

el tabaquero

a worker in the tabaquería

40

implantar

to establish

41

avenirse

to go well with

42

el torcedor

worker that twists the tobacco leaves

43

en voz alta

aloud

44

el oyente

listener

45

apresurarse a

to hurry

46

la luminaría

prominent figure

47

subastar

to auction

48

el capataz

foreman

49

vigilar

to watch

50

llevar a cabo

to take place

51

fusilado,a

executed by firing squad

52

criollo,a

creole

53

asombrar

to amaze

54

la pincelada

brush stroke

55

el arraigo

deep-rootedness

56

Si bien

Although

57

Mano de obra

Labour, manpower

58

Tener acogida eg no tuvo acogida

To be taken up, eg it wasn't taken up

59

El cafetal

Coffee plantation

60

Surtir efecto

To have an impact

61

Escasear

To be in short supply

62

Torcer

To twist eg to twist tobacco leaves for cigars

63

Es de recalcar

It should be emphasised

64

La cuota

Fixed sum of money

65

La calzada

Road

66

El encantamiento

Spell

67

De cal y canto

Solid

68

Ponderar

To praise

69

Maldito,a

Damned

70

Huir

To flee

71

Echar

To throw out

72

El agua dulce

Drinking water

73

De trecho a trecho

Here and there

74

Los bastimentos

Provisions for a city

75

El puente levadizo

Drawbridge

76

Cues y adoratorios

Alters

77

La azotea

Flat roof

78

Tornar

Turn around

79

El zumbido

Buzzing

80

La legua

League

81

despreciativo,a

derogatory, pejorative

82

el malinchismo

term applied to those who act against their own culture

83

novelesco,a

like something out of a novel

84

noble cuna

nobel birth

85

cautivo,a

prisoner

86

encumbrar

to ennoble

87

vengarse

to take revenge

88

el cronista

chronicler

89

la novela de caballerías

chivalresque novel

90

la enemistad

enmity

91

el asentamiento

settlement

92

adjetivar

to use adjectively

93

desconsolado,a

inconsolable

94

el Adamís

El Adamís de Gaula is a landmark work among the knight-errantry stories which were popular in sixteenth-century Spain and which soldiers would have read.

95

todo lo señoreaba

dominating everything

96

los extraterrestres (o alienigenas)

aliens

97

el cráneo

skull

98

el alargamiento

lengthening

99

trapezoidal (adj)

quadrilateral, similar to a trapezoid

100

la sequía

drought

101

aterrizar

to land

102

despegar

to take off

103

el sapo

toad

104

el jubón

jerkin

105

heredar

to inherit

106

pintar muy difícl

to be tricky business

107

hartarse de + verbo

to tire of

108

hasta las tantas

until very late at night, until the small hours

109

la losa

paving stone

110

tanto da

it makes no difference

111

el musgo

moss

112

cara a cara en directo

live and face to face

113

desbocado,-a

out of control (normally used for horses)

114

la papada

chin

115

hincharse

to blow up, to swell

116

el asco

disgust

117

el morro (familiar)

mouth

118

el hechizo

magic spell

119

la pulga

flea

120

darse a la fuga

to run away (as in hit and run)

121

el huipil

colourful embroidered blouse worn by indigenous women

122

el rebozo

shawl

123

la sombra

shadow

124

mecer

to sway

125

el duelo

pain

126

el camposanto

graveyard

127

el penar

sorrow

128

el buque

ship

129

escoltado,-a

escorted

130

los dignatarios

authorities

131

la sarna

scabies

132

los piojos

head lice

133

la cinta

band

134

la muñeca

wrist

135

el emplazamiento

location

136

el albergue

shelter

137

la colonia

community, camp

138

echa de menos a alguien

to miss someone

139

tragarse una historia

to believe an unlikely story

140

el catedrático de Derecho

Professor of Law

141

de por vida

for a lifetime, for ever

142

trastocar

to change, to transform

143

dentro de lo que cabe

all things considered

144

el despertador

alarm clock

145

de pena

terrible

146

fastidiar

to annoy

147

resultar

to turn out

148

tragar (familiar)

to put up with

149

el atasco

traffic jam

150

el contratiempo

setback

151

enfrascado,-a

absorbed in an activity

152

mosquearse (familiar)

to get annoyed

153

pasmoso,-a

incredible

154

harto,-a

fed up with something

155

darle vueltas a (familiar)

to think about something

156

la modista

dressmaker

157

acudir a

turn to

158

abordar a alguien

to approach someone

159

cortejo

wooing, courting

160

fatídico,-a

fateful, ominous

161

malcarado,-a

ugly faced

162

atareado,-a

busy

163

la alimaña

vermin

164

el buho

owl

165

temible

frightening

166

aguzar

to sharpen

167

revoltoso,-a

naughty

168

el monaguillo

altar boy

169

el cinto

waist

170

resbalar

to fall off

171

la tarima

floor

172

abalanzarse

to rush

173

remangarse

to tuck up

174

darse por vencido

to give up

175

asombrar

to amaze

176

el obispo

bishop

177

confirmar

to confirm (administer the sacrament of confirmation)

178

el galopín

little scoundrel

179

su ilustrísima

respectful form of address to bishops

180

aleccionar

to instruct

181

afable

approachable

182

labrador,-ra

farmhand

183

asentarse

to settle

184

legar

to bequeath

185

suplantar

to replace

186

el Derecho

Law

187

derrotar

to defeat

188

aportar

to contribute

189

arrebatar

to snatch

190

divisar

to sight

191

la sede

seat of government

192

el fasto (la fastuosidad)

magnificence, lavishness

193

deslumbrar

to dazzle

194

el cronista

chronicler

195

marcar la pauta

to set the standard

196

la ampliacíon

extension

197

el vestigo

trace

198

la maqueta

model

199

el trazado

layout

200

abigarrado,-a

multicoloured and heterogeneous

201

ratrearse

to track

202

la urbe

city

203

el acero

steel

204

el ferrocarril

rail

205

montar

to assemble

206

albergar

to house

207

la chatarra

scrap

208

rescatar

to rescue

209

el municipio

borough

210

la aldea

hamlet

211

la pandilla

gang

212

la chavala

young girl

213

pasar buenos ratos

to have a nice time

214

el domicilio

home

215

la fotonovela

romantic story in the form of photographs with captions

216

los ahorros

savings

217

la comarca

region

218

amurallado.-a

walled

219

la ciudadela fortificada

fortified citadel

220

el recinto

enclosure

221

la ladera

hillside

222

el solar

land

223

ceñido,-a

encircled

224

circundar

to surround

225

el terraplén

bank

226

la huerta

orchard

227

empedrado,-a

paved

228

la casona

large house

229

la morera

mulberry tree

230

el álamo

poplar

231

encalado,-a

whitewashed

232

el dintel

lintel

233

la piedra arenisca

sandstone

234

la reja

grill on a window

235

tupido,-a

closely woven

236

la celosía

lattice window

237

la tapia

wall

238

el convento de clausura

enclosed convent

239

al amparo de

under the protection of

240

la destreza

skill

241

la chusma

riffraff

242

beato,-a

sanctimonious

243

el callejón

alley

244

encogido,-a

curled up

245

el escribano

clerk

246

receloso,-a

apprehensive

247

encoger

to shrink

248

la grieta

crack, fissure

249

resaltar

to stand out

250

alzarse

to raise

251

retorcerse

to writhe, to squirm

252

relumbrar

to glow

253

la arruga

wrinkle

254

la lanza

spear

255

pregonar

to proclaim