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manosear
to handle
recelar de
to be suspicious of
todo aquel que
anyone who
abastecer
to supply
ensanchar
widen, expand
una labor
a labour
entumecer
To numb
templar
to warm up, temper
Por naturaleza... pero por procedimiento
naturally... but in practice
un jugador
a gambler
utópico
Utopian (an idealistic social reformer, characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection)
fraguar
to forge, conceive, hatch (an idea, plan)
fragua
A forge
naufragio
shipwreck
otorgar
grant, bestow, reward
verídico
true
comprobable
verifiable
bourbon
bourbon (whiskey)
arrojar
to fling, throw
regir
to govern, rule; to be in force
ariete
Battering ram
impeler
to impel
El porvenir
El future
coraje
courage
domar
to tame, conquer
brío
spirit, vigour, zeal
brillantez
brilliance (of a person)
resplandor
brightness, gleam, glare (of sky etc)
brillo
shine, sparkle, sheen (of floor, surface)
médula
marrow
instalarse
to settle down
espejismo
illusion, mirage
entregarse (a)
to devote oneself; to lose oneself to; to surrender, to turn oneself in
hincar en
to thrust/drive into
ijares
flanks (of an animal: their side, between the ribs and the leg)
desprender
to detach, dislodge
maleficio
curse, spell
rendirse
to surrender
trémulo
quivering, flickering
salpicadero
dashboard
aguja
also: pointer (on a dial. Scales etc.)
varilla
rod, bar, spoke
un limpiaparabrisas
a windscreen wiper
barrer
to sweep
exigüidad
shortage, scarcity
pavor
terror
pavoroso
terrifying, horrific
angustioso
distressing
expediente
file, inquiry, legal proceedings
fulgor
glow, brilliance
contornos
outlines
trepar
to climb
acaso
perhaps, maybe
algas
seaweed
entrever
to make out, to glimpse
ahínco
eagerness
fosa
trench, pit, trough (geog.)
insólito
unusual, rare
tripulante
sailor, crewmember
tripulación
crew
fantasmal
ghostly
tifón
typhoon
monzón
monsoon
desgarrar
to tear (apart)
casco (náut)
hull
yodo
iodine
hongos
fungi
inexorable
inexorable, adamant
desvaído
faded, dull
pacotilla
trash, rubbish
declamar
to recite
de vez en vez
from time to time
caer por
to be in (a place)
añascar
hoard, amass
ir medrando
to be flourishing
valerse
to be self sufficient
traído y llevado
beaten about
hurgar
to rummage, rake
desarticular
dismantle
exprimir
to wring, squeeze
impugnar
to challenge
acertar a hacer algo
to manage to do something
desentrañar
get to the bottom of
enredo
tangle, mess, affair
despique
scorn
soltar
relase, let off
estupor
amazement
ademanes
gestures
en guisa de
disguised as
pleitesía
veneration
tachar a algn de
to label someone as
rancio
stale; also antiquated
ya que
since, as
hacedera
practicable
un parecer
an opinion
frisar en
to border on
cuando menos
at least
escampar
to clear up, stop raining
cuchillas
also: mountain ranges
agrietar
to crack
rayar
to scratch
relámpago
flash of lightening
urdir
to hatch (a plan)
desmantelado
empty
tedio
tedium
mentar
mention
cicatriz
scar
desmudarse la cara
to change one's facial expression
asentir
to consent, afree
oprobio
disgrace
igualación
matching
valoración
valuation, often: giving value to
rebajar (intr)
to be degrading
cerros
hills
atrasado (AmL)
late
arrastrar
drag
un aire
a breeze
maizal
cornfield
ladera
hillside
tétrico
gloomy
minga
job, task, work on a farm
quebrada
ravine
arrear
to spur on, to drive
acial
whip
atorarse
to get blocked
el cauce del río
the riverbed
desagüe
deluge
deshielo
thaw
dique
dike
lodo
mud
chamba
Andes. Turf Mex. Work
turbia
muddy
desbrantar
ruin
atardecer
sunset
rojizo
ruddy
barranca
slope
cañaverales
reed beds
adelfa
oleander
aletargarse
to linger
recodo
bend
pegar a
to cling to
reptar
to slither, to crawl, to snake
silbar, silbido
To whistle, whistling
jirones
tatters
cauteloso
cautious
foso
a moat
mercancías
goods train
comadres
fishwives, gossips
conciliábulo
clandestine meeting
decir de
to tell, say about
un arranque de
a fit of
rijosidad
sexual excitement
fiar a alguien
to give someone credit (financial)
meterle un clavo a alguién
not pay back a penny to someone
pierda cuidado!
don't worry!
rezongar
to grumble
membrudo
stout
esgrimir
to wield
dígalo si no...
just ask...
indignarse
to get annoyed
morosidad
tardiness, lateness
acreedores
creditors
reñir
to argue
puntapiés
kick
puñetazo
punch
crianza
upbringing
encarar
to face
jocoso
humorous
sainete
comedy sketch
bufar
to snort
lazo
knot, bond
sujetar
to tie down, subdue
criollo
Creole
anegar
overwhelm
hacendados
landowners
hundir sus raíces en
to be deeply-rooted in
términos
tenets