Glossary of Words: Definitions and Translations

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Glossary of Words: Definitions and Translations

Abundance: a large quantity

Amusement: entretenimiento

Astonishing: very surprising

Awaiting Trial: a la espera del juicio

Besieged: asediado, sitiado

Biofuels: fuel made from living things

Boom: a major increase

Crop: a plant such as a grain, fruit, or vegetable that is grown in large amounts by farmers

Dexterity: skill in performing tasks

Doom: fate

Drought: a long period when there is little or no rain/sequía

Famine: a situation in which there is not enough food for a great number of people

Gathering: a party or a meeting when many people come together as a group/reunión

Hatred: an extremely strong feeling of dislike health

Screenings: tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms

Heart-warming: something positive and good and therefore causing feelings of pleasure and happiness

Heavyweight: a weight in boxing, typically the heaviest category

Hilltop: the top part of a hill, rather than its sloping sides

Imam: a leader in the Islamic religion

Legacy: something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time

Maker: fabricante

Meltdown: a situation when fuel in a nuclear power station becomes very hot and melts through its container, escaping into the air

Outbreak: a time when something suddenly begins, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant

Pallbearers: people who help to carry the coffin at a funeral

Poacher: someone who catches and kills animals illegally/cazador furtivo

Prosecution: proceso judicial, procesamiento

Raid: redada

Reactor: a machine which produces nuclear energy

Retailer: a person, shop, or business that sells goods to the public

Salvo: a sudden attack

Senior: high or higher in rank/older and more experienced than the other members of a team

Soil: the top layer of earth that plants grow in

Stand Against: to publicly oppose something or somebody

Stress Management: any technique developed to help someone cope with or lessen the physical and emotional effects of everyday life pressure

Swathe: a large area of land

To Be Upstaged: eclipsado

To Catch Your Breath: struggling to breathe normally after physical activity

To Crash: colarse

To Guard: to protect someone or something from being attacked or stolen

To Harvest: to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

To Honour: to give praise to someone in public

To March: to go forward; advance; proceed

To Nominate: the act of choosing someone as a candidate to receive an award

Trafficker: a person who trades in something

Trend: a general development or change in a situation or in the way people are behaving

Tributes: public acts which show respect to someone

Turnaround: any change from one thing to its opposite/cambio, giro

Unforgiving: implacable

Upside: positive aspect of something

Vigils: acts of staying awake at night in order to pray, protest or give support to something

Wildlife: fauna silvestre

Workshop: taller

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