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"Síndrome do pequeno poder"

To be on a power-trip/Tall poppy syndrome

2

Synonyms to rarely:

Seldom/Hardly/Scarscely

3

"Arraia"

Sting ray/ manta ray

4

Synonym to surounded

Besieged.

We had only just arrived, when we were besieged by reporters.

5

What's the difference between unused and disused?

Unused = brand new
Disused = used in the past, not anymore

6

What's the meaning to "cope" with a situation/problem?

Deal/handle with/tolerate

7

Explain disinformation:

Disinformation is the intentional use of false information. Often used by governments.

8

"Not only he is RATHER naïve but he also seems very sensitive." What's the meaning of rather?

Very.

9

"Most of us go a little crazy when we see a sale, but some, go STARK RAVING BONKERS". What's the meaning of go stark raving bonkers?

Stark raving = very/really
Bonkers = crazy/out of control

10

What's the meaning of to enlighten someone?

To make someone realise something/to give someone knowledge.

11

What's the difference between have empathy and have sympathy?

Have empathy = you can understand someone/some situation
Have sympathy = you can understand and feel what someone is feeling

12

What's dwindle?

Decrease/grow weaker - used to energy, sound, volume, noise

13

What's acquaintance?

Someone who you know but not very well.

14

What's eager?

Excited to do something

15

Synonnyms to confused:

Baffled and bewildered.

16

What's the definition of long to?

Very strong desire/Sth that you want for a long time. Often the reason that you couldn't have is because is too expensive or geographically unvailable.

17

What's make a WILL?

Write your "wishes" after you die ("testamento").

18

What's juvenile/adolescent/childish behaviour?

Act like a child, but it's not a child.

19

What's tactful?

Sb who communicates in a way that hurt/embarasse others (opposite = tactless).

20

What's appaled?

Very terrible