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abandonar
to leave temporarily
acta
formal written minutes of a meeting
actual
current, present
adicto
addicted to a vice; partisan or follower
admitir
to admit that something is true
advertencia
warning
agonia
dying
americano
someone from the Western Hemisphere
apertura
aperture (hole or orifice)
aplicar
to put one thing to another
apogeo
apogee in astronomy
apreciar
to esteem
aprobar
give approval
argumento
legal or intellectual argument
arsenal
shipyard
artista
painter; movie or stage actor
asistir
attend
atender
to take care of
audiencia
hearing or meeting with an important person
avisar
warn or let someone know
bases
foundations; grass roots or rank and file
beneficiencia
beneficiary
binomio
binomial in mathmematics; linking of two names
bizarro
courageous, gallant
bravo
courageous
calificar de
describe as; deem
campo
countryside, playing field, football field
cancelar
to erase or eliminate
canciller
foreign minister
capable
castratable
carpeta
file folder
casualidad
coincidence, chance
catedratico
tenured professor at a university
charlatan
talkative; one who pretends to be more than one really is
colegio
secondary school (usually private)
collar
collar of a shirt; necklace
colorado
red (blushing)
compromiso
commitment, date, obligation
concentracion
concentration; mass meeting or rally (especially a political one)
confeccionador
marker or drafter in a general sense
conferencia
lecture or formal presentation
conflicto
difficult situation, strain
constipado
to have a cold
contacto
physical contact
conveniente
advisable, necessary
conviccion
conviction as in beliefs
copa
goblet or prize cup
copia
reproduction or imitation of an original
criatura
baby or infant
correspondiente
corresponding in sense of parallel
criollo
of Spanish descent but born in LA ("local")
cuestion
question as in theme or subject
curso
a series of events
cinico
shameless, irresponsible
decepcion
disappointment
demandar
to sue in a court of law
desgracia
disaster, tragedy, misfortune
deshonesto
immodest, lewd, indecent
discutir
to argue
disgusto
displeasure, argument, difficulty
dormitorio
dormitory of an institution
drogueria
drug store, but sells a number of other items
editor
"casa editorial" = publishing house, redactor = editor of newspaper
educado
well-mannered
efectivo
in cash
elemental
dealing with the elements
elevador
elevator only in some countries (Mexico)
ascensor = elevator more so
embarazada
to be pregnant
emocionarse
to be deeply moved or touched
entrenamiento
training mainly in the military sense
entretener
to occupy one's attention or distract
escolar
schoolboy or schoolgirl
estampa
picture, especially a religious one
exito
success
experimentar
experiment in the sense of trying out
fabrica
factory or plant
facultad
school in a university; physical or mental faculty
fastidioso
boring or irritating
feudo
fief in a medieval sense
firma
signature
fiscal
fiscal year; governmental in a general sense
fisico
physicist
forma
form in sense of shape
formal
reliable, trustworthy
gabinete
cabinet only for a body of ministers or advisors
gentilmente
charmingly, kindly
gracia
grace; joke or funny
granada
explosive projectile and the country "Grenada"; pomegranate
gratificar
to tip or compensate
groseria
coarse, boorish or crude act
harmonizar
create harmony; coordinate, bring into phase or synchronize
honesto
decent, decorous, modest
humano
human in sense of human being; humane in sense of compassionate
ignorar
to be unaware
ilustrado
to have illustrations in the sense of pictures; learned or enlightened
imponerse
to assert oneself, to be authoritative
impresionante
shocking, startling, alarming
inedito
unpublished
inquietud
uneasiness; intellectual curiosity or doubt
integral
integral in mathematical sense; comprehensive
intervenir
interfere
intoxicado
medical or physical reaction to a poison or bad food
introducir
to present or insert an idea or object
invertir
to turn upside down
jornada
day's work; short seminar or workshop
labor
mental or intellectual work
lectura
reading
local
as in close by; store premise
localizar
to make local
lujuria
lust, lewdness, physical excess, voluptuousness
mandatorio
governor or political head
maneras
way of doing something
manifestacion
demonstration, especially political
matrimonio
married couple
mediterraneo
landlocked; Mediterranean Sea
miseria
poverty
modalidad
modality in a diplomatic sense; method, way, means, approach
molestar
to bother
moroso
default, as in a loan
motivo
motive as in ground or cause of something
nativo
adjective as in "native language"
negociar
discuss or talk over, without necessarily having a legal commitment
nombramiento
naming a person to fill an appointment
noticia
news
notorio
well-known; famous in neutral or positive way
ocasion
occasion as in sense of "opportunity"; sale or bargain
ocurriencia
witticism or clever saying
oficial
adjective: "una carta oficial"; military officer
oficio
occupation or job
oficioso
diligent; responsible
ordinario
organic in chemical sense
papel
writing paper, stationery
paralizar
paralyze; freeze, suspend
parientes
relatives
participar
to be involved in something
particular
private
perfeccionar
to make perfect; improve or increase one's professional qualifications or training
personero
spokesperson, mouthpiece
perspectiva
perspective in drawing and architecture; viewpoint, prospects for the future
petulancia
insolence, vanity
plantear
to raise an issue, pose a problem, theorize, postulate
politica
politics or policy
populacion
the act of populating an empty region
posicion
physical condition
precioso
of great value; beautiful
preciso
exact; necessary
presumir
to boast or brag
pretender
to attempt or try
privado
personal "carta privada"
procurar
to obtain; attempt or try
promocion
a sale in a store or promotion of a new product; a class in school
propaganda
political or ideological propaganda; advertising
quitar
remove
radicar
to live or settle somewhere
razonado
reasoned; when used with list, plan, drawing or catalogue = commented or annotated
realizar
to accomplish or achieve something
recordar
remember
refrigerio
snack or light meal
refundido
consolidated or redrafted
regalar
to give a present
regular
periodic and normal; average, ordinary or moderate
relacion
relationship
relevante
outstanding
remarcar
to mark again
remover
stir
resistir
resist as in temptation; to stand something, endure, bear
resorte
metallic spring of a vehicle or coil
reunion
meeting
rico
in terms of wealth but also "comida rica" = delicious meal
salario
wages (only for servants or laborers)
salvaje
savage
sancionar
to apply a penalty or condemn (almost always in negative sense)
sanidad
sanitation
sano
healthy
seguridad
security in sense of safety
sensible
sensitive
sentencia
jail sentence
serio
serious (sense of grave); reliable, professional, worthwhile
simpatico
pleasant, nice, attractive personality
solicitud
solicitude; application form
regular
periodic and normal; average, ordinary or moderate
relacion
relationship
relevante
outstanding
remarcar
to mark again
remover
stir
resistir
resist as in temptation; to stand something, endure, bear
resorte
metallic spring of a vehicle or coil
reunion
meeting
rico
in terms of wealth but also "comida rica" = delicious meal
salario
wages (only for servants or laborers)
suburbio
suburb
suceso
event
sutil
implies more craftiness in English
sujeto
same as in English, when used with person can have negative implications
terminos
terms as in words
tipo
type as in pattern, classification or model; "guy" or "fellow"
tutor
private teacher; guardian
ultimo
final or last
urbano
urban (city)
utilidades
profits of a business
vago
vague as in imprecise; lazy (colloquial for vagabond)
voto
to vote as a political act; promise or vow