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Friction is intensifying between the president and the mayor.
hint: not "la fricción"
- the friction, the touch
- to intensify

Se avivan los roces entre el presidente y el alcalde.
- el roce
- avivarse (pronominal)

to proliferate
the proliferation

la proliferación

the filmmaker

el, la cineasta

the diploma
the holder of a diploma

el diploma
el diplomado, la diplomada

to chat
(not "charlar" or "platicar")


the veracity

veraz (m/f/)
la veracidad

the anniversary

el aniversario

She met Brian through a friend in common.

Ella conoció a Brian por un amigo en commún.

I guess I'm just waiting for the right woman.

Supongo que sólo estoy esperando a la mujer indicada.

the recital

el recital

the backpacker

el mochilero, la mochilera

I'm not doing it to ingratiate myself with anyone.
- to ingratiate oneself

No lo hago para congraciarme con nadie.
- congraciarse (pronominal)

the hood

la capucha

We can't overlook any detail.
- to overlook, to ignore

No podemos pasar por alto ningún detalle.
- pasar por alto

losers and fools
- the loser
- the fool

perdedores y tontos
- el perdedor, la perdedora
- el tonto, la tonta

the holiday (2)

el feriado (L.A.)
el día festivo

Are you willing to put it in writing?

¿Estás dispuesto a dejarlo por escrito?

to process


The mayor was prosecuted for money laundering.
- to prosecute

El alcalde fue procesado por blanqueo de dinero.
- procesar

The government should redouble its efforts.
- to redouble

El gobierno debe redoblar sus esfuerzos.
- redoblar

to dehydrate
to become dehydrated
the dehydration

deshidratar (trans)
deshidratarse (prom)
la deshidratación

He was brought up in the work ethic.
- to be brought up (to grow up)
- the ethic
- ethical

Se crió en la ética del trabajo.
- criarse (pronominal)
- la ética
- ético/a

the vice

el vicio
(emphasis on first syllable)

All the men were wearing dress shoes.
- to wear (footwear)

Todos los hombres calzaban zapatos de vestir.
- calzar

the (park) ranger

el, la guardabosques

the parachutist, the paratrooper

el, la paracaidista

The soldier was honourably discharged.
- to discharge (military)

El soldado fue dado de baja con honores.
- dar de baja

the heel (of the foot, footwear)

el talón

the Twin Towers

las torres gemelas

a hectic day in Washington
- hectic, busy

un día movido en Washington
- movido/a

the artists of stature

los artistas de la talla

the orifice, the hole

el orificio