Vocabulario general CAE

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Heatwaves Period of hot weather
Branches A part of a tree that grows out of its trunk
cheer Yell supporting (Yeel=scream, shout)
kick in 1)To start to have effect "The medicine took some time to kick in" 2) kick someone´s face/teeth/head in
Albeit Used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it "The United States finally agreed, albeit unwillingly,to support the UN action"
Sink To disappear below the surface of the water "The enemy sank three ships last night"
Besides 1) In addition to someone or something else that is being mentioned "There are cakes and sandwiches,and lots more besides" 2) Used when you are adding another stronger reason to support what you are saying "It´s to late to invite any more people. Besides, you know how Tim hates parties"
filthy very dirty
Keen wanting to do something, or wanting other people to do something. Enthusiastic "The government is keen to avoid further conflicts with the unions"
HIgh heels Tacones
Mysoginist (ic) Mysogyny The feeling of hating women, or being prejudiced against them.
Housemaid A woman servant whose job is to keeps someone´s house clean and tidy.
Butler The most important male servan in a rich person´s house, whose job is to organise the other servants, to welcome guests...
stretcher A type of bed used for carrying someone who is injured, ill, or dead.
Leap 1) To move somewhere suddenly and quickly. 2) To jump over something.
witness 1) someone who sees a crime, accident, or other event happen. 2) to be the evidence that something is true "In the past the sea level was much higher, as is witnessed by remnants of raised beaches."
skilful (Adj) Skilfully (Adv) very good at doing something that involves special ability or training "He is a skilfull and experienced negociator"
Glimpse [catch/get/have a glimpse] an occasion when you see someone or something for a moment only "I only caught a glimpse of it, but I think it was a mouse"
Gruelling very difficult and involving a lot of continuous effort. Arduous, exhausting. "A gruelling twelve mile race" 41414ae0-9780-4542-8011-8a390df4c5e3.jpg (image/jpg)
shy away from to avoid someone, or to be unwilling to do something, because you are nervous, afraid, or not confident.Keep distance. "Man City's Zabaleta not shying away from Barcelona challenge"
dispel 1)disperse "the sunlight soon dispelled the dense fog" 2) Banish: doubt fear "He was keen to dispel any illusions we might have had"
Lingering lasting for a long time, especially when this is unpleasant or not necessary. That linger, remains
compelling 1) interesting or exciting enough to keep attention completley "a compelling story" 2)able to persuade someone to do something or persuade them that something is true "able to persuade someone to do something or persuade them that something is true"
dip To lower something into a liquid for a moment before taking it back out again
dip into Look it but not in deep. "Whenever I have quarter of an hour to spare I like to dip into Saki's 'Collected Short Stories'."
Mud Moody Barro with mud
Sum up 1. summarize 2.Give a summary
venue The place where an activity or event happens
concerned worried
misconception wrong idea
Puzzled Confused because you cannot unterstand something
Look up to someone To admire and respect someone "many childrens look up to their older siblings"
To be hooked on To be addicted
all in all on the whole, all things considered. En definitiva, después de todo, en términos generales..
set out start a journey "After a three-day rest, the travellers set out again"