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Advanced spanish vocab pt 4

Advanced spanish vocab pt 4

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  • la hampa

    the underworld/criminals

  • el albornoz

    the bath robe

  • la anguila

    the eel

  • tramar

    to plot

  • ronronear

    to purr

  • la mordida

    the bite

  • babear

    to drool

  • la condena

    the sentence (jud.)

  • inocuo/-a (adj.)

    harmless

  • el cerrajero

    the locksmith

  • la rareza

    the peculiarity/rarity

  • cuanto antes

    as soon as possible

  • estar al tanto

    to be aware

  • de pronto/repente

    suddenly

  • a eso de (las siete)

    around

  • nada de nada

    absolutely nothing (zip, zilch)

  • febril (adj.)

    feverish

  • hurgar

    to rummage

  • ablandar

    to soften/tenderize

  • el desván

    the attic

  • el anexo/adjunto

    the attachment

  • el auxiliar/adjunto

    the assistant

  • el malhechor/delincuente

    the criminal

  • personarse

    to turn up/appear

  • deambular/vagar

    to wander/roam

  • rematar

    to finish sth./so. off

  • el cometido

    the mission

  • ultrajar

    to offend/insult so.

  • meditabundo/-a (adj.)

    pensive, thoughtful

  • sumarse

    to join

  • simple y llanamente

    plain and simple

  • pernoctar

    to spend the night

  • dimitir

    to resign

  • alegar

    to allege

  • de buenas a primeras

    out of the blue

  • reventar

    to blow out/burst

  • idóneo/-a (adj.)

    suitable, appropriate

  • el presagio

    the omen

  • tantear

    to probe

  • deparar

    to offer/furnish

  • cada dos por tres

    every few minutes

  • fecha de caducidad

    sell-by-date

  • apartar

    to separate

  • idoneidad

    suitability

  • anonimato

    the anonymity

  • de tal palo, tal astilla

    like father like son

  • convalecient

    convalescent / recovering

  • el/la vidente

    the seer/fortune teller

  • útiles de aseo

    cleaning supplies

  • el signo de interrogación

    the question mark

  • el reposabrazos

    the armrest

  • acosar

    to harass/bully

  • aguado/-a (adj.)

    watery

  • el aprieto

    the predicament

  • chispear

    to spark

  • desconcertar

    to perplex, disconcert

  • melancólicamente

    wistfully

  • la insolencia

    the rudeness/insolence

  • la mecha

    the fuse

  • le arrendatario/inquilino

    the tenant

  • la urraca

    the magpie

  • el cuervo

    the raven

  • el bostezo

    the yawn

  • para colmo

    to top it all

  • reanudar

    to resume

  • el alféizar / antepecho

    the windowsill

  • enmudecer / callar

    to fall silent

  • el ataúd

    the coffin

  • irrumpir

    burst in / into

  • el tambor

    the drum

  • el quejido

    the moan

  • noquear

    to knock out

  • el sicario

    the hitman

  • el guiso de cordero

    the lamb stew

  • padecer

    to suffer (from)

  • tergiversar

    to twist (meaning)

  • sonrojar / enrojecer

    to blush

  • el certamen / concurso

    the contest / competition

  • hacer oídos sordos

    to turn a deaf ear/blind eye

  • hacer la vista gorda

    to look the other way

  • la pasarela

    the runway / walkway

  • ser propenso/-a (adj.) a

    to be prone to

  • engrosar

    to swell

  • los prismáticos

    the binoculars

  • destripar

    to gut

  • morder el polvo

    to bite the dust

  • la suela

    the sole (of a shoe)

  • el catalejo / telescopio

    the telescope

  • la ciénaga / el pantano

    the swamp

  • el trasto

    the piece of junk

  • estar agudo/a (adj.)

    to be witty, shrewed

  • las persianas

    the window blinds

  • el alfiler

    the pin / needle

  • aludir a

    to allude / refer to

  • el helecho

    the fern

  • zambullirse

    to plunge / engross oneself

  • saciar

    to quench

  • difamar

    to defame / slander

  • el yeso

    the plaster / cast

  • el hechizo / conjuro

    the spell