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Watchmen - Alan Moore - Glossary

Using the PDF version of Watchmen, from Alan Moore. In this version, all fascicles were concatenated in just one big PDF file of 408 pages. I use the PDF pages number as reference of the pages. Therefore, page 1 is the cover of the first fascicle.


p. 3

carcass
"carcaça".
alley
"beco"; "corredor".
gutter
"sarjeta"; "valeta".

p. 25

edgy
tense, nervous, irritable.

p. 29

prowess
"proeza".
pearl
"pérola".
start off
begin working; operating.
kindsight
understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened.
crank
"manivela".
wiseacre
a person with an affection of wisdom or knowledge.

p. 31

ludicrous
so foolish or unreasonable as to be amusing.
dutiful
conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one's duty.
cleavage
a marked difference between people; the cleft between a woman's breast; "divisão"; "divisão entre os seios".
peruse
read or examine thoroughly or carefully.
crumpled
"amassado".

p. 32

quirk
a peculiar behavioural habit; a strange chance occurrence; a suddent twist, turn or curve.
flatter
"lisonjear".
upbringing
the treatment and instruction received from one's parents throughout childhood; "criação".
cesspool
"fossa".
fester
"apodrecer"; "corromper".
hinder
make it difficult for (someone) to something or for (something) to happen.
unhinder
the opposite of hinder.
tenant
"inquilino".
callous
insensitive and cruel.

p. 33

scorn
contempt or disdain expressed openly.
fierce
violent or aggressive.
slouch
stand, move or sit in a lazy, dropping way.

p. 34

gawk
store openly and stupidly; "pasmar".
tyke
infml small child, especially a mischievious one; "criança levada".
mischievious
intended to cause harm or trouble.
tingle
"formigamento"; "formigar".

p. 39

nun
"freira".

p. 41

gross
"vulgar"; "grosseiro"; vulgar.
flattering
"lisonjeador".
slobber
"babar".

p. 46

succor
assistance and support in times of hardship and distress
band together
phrs v to join together as a group in order to be able to do something better.

p. 47

shtick
the type of humour typical of a comedian
pooling
v "juntar"?
unwieldy
hard to move because of size, shape or weight.
tackle
make determined efforts to deal with (a difficult task).

p. 48

nuke
nuclear weapon.
cinder
"cinzas"; ash?

p. 50

bitter
having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet.
chopper
infml a helicopter.
rotten
"podre"; "estragado".

p. 51

filthy
disgustingly dirty.

p. 52

flake
infml a crazy or eccentric person.

p. 59

gag
"piada".
booze
drink.

p. 62

billboard
a large board used to display advertisements; a hoarding.
litter
v make untidy with litter;
litter
n make untidy with litter; rubbish left in public.
untidy
not arranged tidily
tidy
arrange neatly or in order.

p. 63

chalk
"giz".
swollen
"inchado".
swell
"inchar".
piglet
a young pig; "leitão".
sow
"porca".
squirm
"contorcer-se"; "torcer-se".
harsh
"duro"; "áspero". E.g.: the life is harsh.
shelter
protection.
bear down
to defeat; overwhelm.

p. 66

stump
v to move, esp. heavily.
turn down
v to refuse.
mail
armour made of metal plates or rings.
leather
"couro".
expedient
useful or helpful for a purpose.
expediency
n for expedien.
hook
"gancho".
fishhook
"anzol".
exploit
a brave and successful act.
fad
"moda passageira"; "mania".
crooked
not straight.
moth
"mariposa".
glide
"planar"; "deslizar".
gaudy
too bright in colour and/or too much decoration.

p. 67

boiler suit
"macacão".
waterfront
an area of land or a part of a town near a stretch of water, esp. when used as a port.
begrudge
to give or allow unwillingly.
aspersion
an unkind remark or unfavourable judgement.
brag
derog to talk to proudly about oneself, one's possessions, etc. E.g.: She bragged about her connectonis in the film world.
raid
a quick attack.
entangle
to cause to become twisted or mixed with something else.
muse
to think deeply.
rehash
infml derog to use (the same ideas) again in a new form which is not really different or better.
bout
a short period of great activity; an attack of illness.
kink
infml a strageness of the mind or character, esp. with regard to sexual behaviour.
turn
"turfo"; "gramado"; "relva".

p. 68

appeal
v to attract or interest.
swear
"falar palavrão".
forethought
wise planning of future needs.
shrewd
"astuto", "perspicaz".
gimmick
a trick or object which is used to attract people's attention.
flagging
to be or become weak and less alive and active.
get along
to continue, often in spite of difficulties; manage.
swift
"rápido".
wrestler
"lutador".

p. 69

stabbing
as if made by a knife; sharp and sudden.
flimsy
light and thin; easily broken or destroyed.
ribcage
the arrangement of ribs.
rib
"costela".
bruise
"contusão".
clinch
to settle.
flamboyant
brighty coloured and noticiable.

p. 74

come along
to advance, develop or improve.

p. 75

startle
"dar um susto", "assustar".

p. 77

bitter
"amargo".

p. 80

make out
to see, hear or understand. E.g. make something out.
argument
a disagreement; quarrel.
smarten up
to improve in appearance

p. 81

tangle
become a confused mass of disordered and twisted threads.
get into
to learn or become used to. E.g.: get into something.

p. 84

snappy
stilish; fashionable.

p. 86

let someone through
"deixar alguém passar".
doom
"condenação"; "sentença".o
wiped out
extremelly tired.

p. 87

mug
to rob a person with violence.
stick around
to not go away in the hope of some advantage.

p. 88

skirmish
a fight between small group of soldiers.

p. 89

queer
derog homosexual.

p. 94

linchpin
an important part or member which keeps the whole thing or group together.

p. 96

look out
take care.

p. 97

airborne
adj in flight; in air.

p. 100

usher
bring, by showing the way.
bleak
cold and cheerless.
derisive
showing decision; deride.
deride
to laugh or to make fun of.
mild
gentle; not violent.
spunk
courage; spirit.
spunky
"espirituoso".
groom
"enfeitar".
gall
v to cause to feel annoyed disappointment or anger.
outstanding
much better than most others.

p. 101

goon
a silly or stupid person.
thin out
to make or become thinner; fewer.

p. 102

elation
the state of being filled with excited pride and joy.
swoon
lit humour to experience deep effects of joy, usually said of women. E.g.: The young girls swooned when they saw their favourite singer.
upheaval
great and sudden change.
bear down
to defeat; overwhelm.
bear down on/upon
to come towards forcefully and threateningly.
saucer
"pires"; "prato"?
flying saucer
"disco voador".
jumble
to mix.
flat out
at full speed.
newsreel
cinema film or recent events.
eery
causing a feeling of fear and mistery.
uneasy
adj uncomfortable in body or mind.
uneasy
n noun for uneasy (adj).
pin down
to force to give clear details.
turn out
to happen to be.
uneven
not smoother or flat; irregular.
boil down
to reduce in quantity by boiling.
boil down to
(of a statement, situation, argument, etc.) to be or mean, leaving out the unnecessary parts.
smuggle
"contrabando".
bust
slang of the police: to charge with an offence, esp. one connected with drugs; arrest.

p. 103

relief
"alívio".
slur
join words; syllables; musical notes; so that they cannot be separately distinguished.
trail off
to become gradually weaker and reduce to nothing.
paunch
"pança".
snap the finger
"estalar os dedos".
thrill
(an event or situation that produces) a sudden very strong feeling of excitement, joy or sometimes fear.
pale
v become pale (n); to seem less important, clever, beautiful, etc.
stretch
a continuous period of time.
contented
satisfied; quite happy.
stake
"pau", "madeira", "influência em algo". E.g.: we must give people the feeling that they have a stake in the country's future.
bear on
to have connection with

p. 107

balcony
"sacada".
cog
"dente de engrenagem".

p. 109

cramped
limited in space; "apertado".

p. 110

steer
direct the course of (a boat, car, etc.)
derelict
deserted, usu. because dangerous or useless.
perspire
sweat.
tender
kind, loving.

p. 115

haunt
visit, be with habitually.
cutlery
"talheres".
bleach
make or become white. E.g.: bleached faces.

p. 116

wink
"piscar".
sob
"solução".

p. 122

disguise
"disfarce".
tug
pull hard or violently.
squabble
v quarrel noisily.

p. 123

patrol
go round to see that all is well; "patrulha"?
wrinkle
"enrugar".
sag
to sink, settle, or bend downwards, esp. away from the usual or correct position; "vergar". E.g.: her boobs start sagging ("seus peitos começaram a cair").

p. 124

butchery
cruel and unnecessary killing of human beings; "massacre".

p. 125

awe
respect combined with fear and reverence.
awesome
causing awe.
holster
leather case for a pistol or revolver.

p. 126

amidst
in the middle of.
scrap
small piece; "pedaço".

p. 127

haul
pull
ringleader
person who leads others in a rising against authority.
freak
person, animal or food that is abnormal in form.

p. 129

haphazard
happening in a unplanned disorderly manner.
marble
"mármore".
blot
"borrão". E.g.: blots of gray slide across the sidewalks ("borrões de cinza deslizam pela calçada".
slide
"deslizar".
weep
cry.
lumber
move in a heavy, slow, and noisy way.
unwitting
unknowing; unaware; unintentional.

p. 130

tangle
confused mass (of string, hair, etc.).

p. 131

conceal
hide; keep secret.

p. 133

glitter
shine, with flashes of light.

p. 135

conundrum
a trick question asked for fun; "charada".
hitherto
until this/that time; up until now.
forebear
"ancestral".
debatable
doubtful; perhaps not true; questionable.
barter (trade)
to exchange good for other goods rather than for money; "trocar".
pour
to cause to flow out of into a container; "por". E.g.: pour some wine into my glass.
mug
to rob (a person) with violence.

p. 136

fateful
having an important influence on the future.
chill
to cause a cold feeling of fear; discourage or lower the spirits of; "desanimar".
daze
to make unable to think or feel clearly, esp. by a shock or blow.
numb
to cause to feel nothing or no pain.
deterrent
that deters.

p. 137

reap
v "colher".
downplay
to make something seem less important than it really is.
unearned
not obtained by working.
heady
adj tending to make people drunky; giddy giving or having a feeling or lightness or excitement.
draught
(amount drunk during) one continous act of swallowing?
lay on
to supply or provide; to cause to have a serious responsability on.

p. 145

weigh
v "pesar". E.g.: I weight less than I used to..

p. 146

spare
lit to keep from punishing, harming, attacking or killing.
omen
a sign that something is going to happen in the future.
blow over
come to an end; to be forgotten or no long important.
butcher
n "açougueiro"
butcher
v kill animals and sell than as food.

p. 147

gnaw
to keep biting steadily on so as to make a hole or until it is destroyed; "roer".
inward
"por dentro".
shallow
of little depth.

p. 148

trickle
to flow in drops in a thin stream. E.g.: The children trickled into the classroom.
dusk
time just before it gets dark.
ebb
flow back from the sea; "maré baixa". E.g.: ebb and flow of the sea.
gull
"gaivota".
carrion
dead and decaying flesh; "carniça".
cake
v to cover trickly. E.g.: her shoes were caked with mud.

p. 149

chew on that
"pense niss".
grating
"grade com barras de ferro"?
get by
to have enough money for one needs or way of life. E.g.: I'll just get by.
disposable
"descartável".
leftover
remained; unused; "sobra"; "resto".

p. 150

peel
"descascar".
indulge
"satisfazer".
foreplay
mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse; "preliminares".

p. 151

clamber
to climb using both the feet and the hands and usually with difficult.
rim
"aro"; "orla"; "beira".
slippery
smooth, wet, polished so that it is difficult to hold; "escorregadio".
faint
weak.
scavenger
"carniceiro"; animal or bird that leaves on decaying flesh.
wheel
v (cause to) turn in a curve or a circle; "rodopiar".
slaughterhouse
a building where animals are killed for meeting; "matadouro"; "abatedouro".
retch
v make the sound and motion of vomiting but without the result.

p. 152

downer
"depressivo".
go nuts
go seriously crazy.
raise
a salary raise.

p. 155

scum
worthless immoral people; "escória".

p. 156

doze
to sleep lightly or for a short time.
fitful
irregular.
dismal
expressing or cause sadness; lacking hope or happiness.
chop up
to cut into small pieces.
prow
"proa".
off
v AmE slang to kill.
whim
a sudden idea or wish, often one that is not reasonable or sensible. E.g.: Government policy changes at the president whim.
bear down on
to come towards forcefully and threateningly.
bond
something that unites two or more people or groups, such as a shared feeling or interest.
brush
v to touch against lightly or carelessly in passing.
lurch
to move with irregular swinging or rolling movements. E.g.: a drunk man lurched.
fin
"barbatana".

p. 157

drift
v "flutuar".
relentless
continuously severe.
disguise
"disfarce".
rewarding
"recompensador".

p. 159

glisten
shine (esp. of met or polished surfaces).
rage
"ira"; "fúria".
commence
begin.
thrash
v beat (with a stick or whip).
gnaw
"roer"; "mastigar"; bite steadily at.
mast
"mastro".
tilt
(cause to) coming into a sloping position.
sloping
"inclinado".
mottled
irregularly marked with different colours.
splinter
sharp-pointed or sharp-edged bit of hard material.
stained
"manchado".
marble
"mármore".
deranged
put into confusion or out of working order; mad.
wake
track left by a ship on water; "rastro"?
hang on
to continue waiting.

p. 160

paddle
"remo".
tide
"maré".
fleeting
passing quickly; "breve".
prospect
"perspectiva".
morsel
tiny bit (esp. of food); bite.
tear up
to destroy completelly by tearing.
tear
"rasgar-se".
chuckle
low, quiet laugh with closed mouth.
laughter
"risada".
parch
make (the throat, the land) dry.
sleeve
"manga de camisa"?
whack
strike.
frame
v infml to cause (someone) to seem guilty of a crime by means of carefully planned but untrue statements or proofs.
set up
infml to cause to seem guilty.

p. 165

backup
"reforços".

p. 167

runt
derog a small unpleasant person; "raquítico"; "tampinha".

p. 168

assail
make an attack upon.
unassailable
"inatacável".
come down on
to punish or speak with severe disapproval.
squarely
"diretamente".
undiluted
"não diluído".
outset
start.
burgeon
to grow or develop quickly.
relish
great enjoyment; pleasure and satisfaction.
sturdy
strong and solid; vigorous.
compel
force (somebody to do something); get a result by force; "compelir".
vessel
"vasilha"; ship or large boat.
ale
"cerveja".
yarn
colloq story; traveller's tale.
unprincipled
"imoral"; "sem princípios".
exude
come or pass out slowly.
timber
"tábua"; wood prepared for use in building.
hapless
unlucky.
marvelous
"maravilhoso"; "esplêndido"; "assombroso".
shovel
"pá".
haunt
to visit (a place), appearing in a strange form.
haunting
"frequente"?

p. 169

drown
"afogar-se".
bulge
v (cause to) swell beyond the usual size.
resent
"ressentido".
harass
to make (someone) worried and unhappy by causing trouble.
carping
adj the one that carps.
carp
v making unnecessary complaints about litter things.
leer
"olhar lascivo"; "olhar malicioso".
fill-in
someone or something that fills in.
fill in
v to take someone's place. E.g.: can you fill in for Steve tonight as he's ill?
slot in
adv "entre no sentido de preso, delimitado, encaixado".

p. 170

nevertheless
"não obstante"; "contudo".
live up to
to keep to the high standards of.
hinder
to stop or delay the development of.
mood
"mal-humorado".
unnerve
to take away (someone's) courage or experience. E.g.: an unnerving experience.
rousing
that makes people excited and eager.
eager
full of enthusiasm.
swash-buckling
adj like or about daring men who are fond of adventures, sword fishing, etc.
lingering
adj "demorado".
flinch
to move back when shocked by pain, or in fear of something unpleasant; "recuar"; "vacilar".
harrowing
causing great suffering and anxiety in the mind.
adrift
(esp. of boats) not fastened, and driven about by the sea or wind; loose; without purpose or direction.
frantic
adj in an uncontrolled state of feeling; wildly anxious, afraid, happy, etc. E.g.: the frantic marine's torment.
bear down upon
to come towards forcefully and threateningly, esp. at high speed.
avert
to prevent (something unpleasant) from happening.
striking
which draws the attention, esp. because noticeable or unusual.
lash
to tie firmly, esp. with a rope.
distraught
very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness.
dishevelled
adj (of a person or their appearance, esp. the hair) untidy.
untidy
"descuidado"; "desarrumado".
resort
to make use of. E.g.: even resort the murder to acquire a horse.
interplay
"interação".
marron
v to leave (someone) alone in a place where no one lives, with no means of getting away.
marroned
"ilhado"; "isolado".

p. 171

set in
v to begin and probably continue
plunder
to take (things) by force and usually violently from (a place) esp. in time of war or disorder; "saque".
blatant
shameless.
run
a continuous set of performances of a play, films, etc.
mint
infml adj a large amount (of money).
lurk
to move or wait quietly and secretly, as if intending to do something wrong and not wanting to be seen; to exist unseen.

p. 174

with drawn
adj habitually quiet and often seeming more concerned with one's own thoughts than with other people.

p. 175

bruise
"contusão".

p. 176

creep
to move slowly, quietly and carefully.
backwards
towards a worse state.
runt
derog a small unpleasant person.

p. 180

blind
v make blind.

p. 181

bail
"fiança".
wrapped up in
giving all one's love or attention to. E.g.: she's so wrapped up in him she can't see her faults.
cheerful
happy and livily.
content
satisfied; happy.
wealthy
rich.
garment
"vestuário".
spin-off
a useful product or result of a process other than the main one.
newsstand
"banca de jornal".

p. 184

flimsy
easily broken or destroyed; lacking strenght.

p. 185

deputy
"substituto".
warden
"administrador".
notch
a V-shaped cut in a surface or edge; "furo".

p. 186

bring up
to raise for discussion; mention.

p. 187

vent
to release or give expression or utterance to. E.g.: he vents his anger to his wife.
naive
"ingênuo".
mollycoddle
v to treat with indulgent care; pamper.
stake
an interest, often financial.

p. 188

tackle
to undertake (a task, problem, etc.).
undertake
to contract to or commit oneself to.
bring down
to cause to fall.
underbelly
the part of an animal's belly nearest to the ground, a vulnerable or unprotected part, aspect, or region.

p. 189

grimm
cruel; severe; harsh.
unsetting
"perturbador"; "inquietante"
indelible
incapable of being erased or obliterated; "indelével".
sweeten
v to make more agreeable; "abrandar".

p. 191

damp
slightly wet.
plaster
"reboco".
stain
"mancha".
dusk
twilight or the darker part of a twilight.
wasteland
"terreno baldio".
rear
back; "traseiro".
shepherd
"pastor".

p. 194

spate
n "torrente".
faucet
"torneira".
muffle
to wrap up (the head) in a scarf, cloak, etc., esp for warmth.

p. 198

handcuff
"algema".

p. 199

swelter
to suffer under oppresive heat, esp. to sweat and feel faint.
bloodstain
"mancha de sangue".
cleamse
to remove dirt, filth from; to remove guilt from.
devise
to work out, contrive, or plan (something) in one's mind.
oblivion
"esquecimento".
ruder
anything that guides or directs.
butcher
v to kill indiscriminately or brutally.
scrawl
to write or draw carelessly or hastily; scribble.

p. 200

meet
"encontra"; come face to face.
kink
abnormal way of thinking.
gag
v put a gag in or over the mount of; "amordaçar".
gag
n something put in a person's month to keep it open, or over it to keep him quiet; "mordaça".

p. 201

speck
small spot of dirt or colour.
spreading
adj "larga"?
pool
v put (money, etc.) together for the use of all who contribute.
glisten
shine, esp. of polished surfaces.
grub
larva of an insect.
writhe
twist and roll about in pain.
squirm
twist the body.
frantic
adj wildly excited (with pain, anxiety, etc.).

p. 202

wither
(cause to) become dry, faded or dead.
cramped
(of handwriting) with small letters close together and for this reason difficult to read.

p. 203

acquaintance
somebody whom on has met a few times; "caso".
drift
(of persons) go through life without aim, purpose or self control.
meet
satisfy; come into agreement with. E.g.: meet her mounting debts.
vicious
spiteful.
spiteful
adj having, showing spite.
spite
ill will; desire to cause pain or damage.
loathe
dislike greatly.

p. 204

menial
servant.
divulge
make known (something secret); "divulgar"?
get along
live sociably (with somebody). E.g: he couldn't get along with my mother.

p. 205

dough
mixture of flour, water, etc., in a paste (for making bread, etc.).
chocke
"engasgar".
pantomine
drama, based on a fairy-tale, with music, dancing, and clowing; acting without words.
squash
crash; press flat or into a small spare; "espremer".

p. 211

dash lighter
"acendedor de cigarros".
soot
black powder left by smoke on surfaces; "poeira".
wipe
clean or dry by rubbing with a cloth.
uneasy
unconfortable in body and mind.
hind
on the back.

p. 212

cabinet
piece of furniture with shelves or drawers for storing or displaying things; "prateleira"?
put away
put into the proper place, the place where it is usually kept.
mean
design; have in mind; plan. E.g.: I mean to go to America one of these days.
carpet
"tapete".

p. 213

vent
"passagem de ar".
neat
in good order with nothing out of place; done carefully; simple and pleasant; in good taste.
screech
make a harsh, piercing sound.

p. 214

craving
a very strong, almost uncontrollable desire. E.g.: a craving for having a cigarrete.
crawl
to move slowly with the body close to the ground, or on the hands and knees; "engatinhar".
hang onto
to try to keep. E.g.: I don't know why I hang onto this stuff.

p. 215

awestruck
fille with, made silent by, or showing awe.

p. 216

blitz
a (period of) heavy attack.
googles
"óculos d'água ou similar".
kitsch
popular decorative objects, writing, etc., that pretend to be art but are silly and worthless. E.g.: She decorated her flat with all kind of plastic kitsch.
snuff
to put out (a candle or candle flame) by pressing the burning part with one's fingers or with a snuffer.
put out
to cause to stop burning.

p. 217

carry on
to continue, in spite of a interruption or difficulties.

p. 218

tenement
a large building divided into flats, esp. in the poorer areas of a city.
frontiersman
man living on the edge of a settled area.

p. 219

assess
to calculate or decide the value or amount of; to judge the quality, importance, or worth of.
scuffle
a disorderly fight among a few paople, usu. not serious or long.

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breakthrough
an important advance or discovery.
ravishing
very beautiful; causing great delight.
steam
"vapor".

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crush
to press with great force so as to break, damage or destroy the natural shape or condition.
grip
a special way of holding.

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meltdown
the melting of the material inside an atomic reactor.
melt
"derreter".
fallout
dangerous radioactive dust that is left in the air after a nuclear explosion.
molten
to liquid by very great heat; melted.

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bear down
to defeat.
cobweb
"teia de aranha".

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soot
black powder produced by burning.
lurch
to move with irregular swinging or rolling movements; "guinada"; "solavanco".
iron something out
infml to remove or find answers to.
bump
to bit or knock against with force or violence.
come out
to finish in the stated way or position.
derelict
not used or lived in.
warehouse
a large building for storing things; "depósito"; "armazém".
hold tight
"segure firme"?
roll back
to force (opponents) to move back; push back.

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predicament
difficult or unpleasant situation in which one does not know what to do.

p. 231

shepherd
v to lead, guide,or take care of sheep
shepherd
n "pastor".
blaze
a big dangerous fire.
haul
v to pull with effort or difficult; to carry (goods) in a vehicle, esp. a truck.

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thrill
a sudden very strong feeling of excitement, joy, or sometimes fear, that seems to flow round the body like a wave.

p. 235

relapse
"recaída".
smolder
to have, show, or be violent feelings that are kept from being expressed.
spring
infml to arrange (for someone) to escape from prison.

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shoulder
"ombro".

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span
a stretch between two limits. E.g.: over a span of three years...
forfeit
to have (something) taken away from one because some agreement or rule has been broken, or as a punishment.
spell-binding
fascinate.
imbue
"imbuir".
dull
"sem brilho"; "desinteressante".
gem
"jóia".
bead
"conta (bolinha de vidro em colares)".
shrill
adj high and sounding sharp or even painful to the ear (of a sound).
flying saucer
"disco voador".
saucer
"prato".
sneaker
"tênis".
munch
"mastigar".
hare
v to run very fast; n "lebre".
bracken
"samambaia".
peer
to look very carefully or hard, esp. as if not able to see clearly.
strain
to make (something) go beyond acceptable limits.
hermit
"ermitão".
screech
n a screeching sound.
screech
v to make an unpleasant high sharp sound.
glare
to look in a angry way.
snore
"roncar".
hiss
to make a sound like a continuous "s"; "sibilo"; "silvo".
yawn
"bocejo".
snug
warmth and comfortable.
afterglow
the light that remains in the western sky after the sun has set; a pleasant feeling that remains after a happy experience or event.
huddle
to (cause to) crowd together, in a group or in a pile.
loom
to come into sight without a clear form, esp. so as to seem very large and threatening, causing fear.
unwitting
not knowing or not intended; "sem querer".
ore
rock, earth, etc., from which metal can be obtained; "minério".
luster
"lustre"; "brilho"; "esplendor".
tarnish
to make or become dull, discoloured.
dazzle
to make unable to see because of a sudden very strong light shinning in the eyes; to fill with wonder or admiration.
motherlode
"veio principal".
acquaintance
a person whom one knows, esp. through work or business, but who is not a close friend.

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shriek
to make or say with a wild high cry.
deranged
completely unbalanced in the mind.
wheel
v (of birds) to fly round and round in circles.
startle
to cause (someone) to be suddenly surprised, sometimes making they jump.
prey
hunted animal; "presa".
scrabble
infml to move (one's fingers) wildly and quickly (as if) looking for something.
vole
"rato-do-mato".
weasel
"doninha"; "fuinha".
biting
sharply painful to the body or mind.
kinship
family relationship; likeness in character, understanding.
perch
"ninho".
thirst
"sede".
transfix
"perfurar".
morsel
very small piece of food; "migalha".
hammer
v to hit repeatedly.
swoop
to move down suddenly and steeply, esp. to attack.
gloom
a feeling of deep sadness or hopelessness.
squeal
a long very high sound or cry.
relieve
"aliviar".
denizen
lit humour an animal, plant or person.
twitch
to (cause to) make a quick short sudden movement, usu. without concious control.
nerveless
weak or without courage; not nervous.
stifle
to (cause to) be unable to breath comfortably, esp. because of heat and lack of fresh air.
stinking
having a very bad smell; infml very unpleasant or bad.
gullet
(inner) throat.
dangle
to (cause to) hang or swing loosely. E.g.: keys dangling from a chain, he sat on the edge of the table dangling his legs.
beak
"bico".
hind
(usu. of animals' legs) at the back or forming the back part.
girdle
"cinta".
disgorge
"vomitar"?
matted
twisted in a thick mass.
aftermath
the result of a period following a bad event.
facet
"faceta".
chord
n "acorde"
jaded
tired or uninterested because of having had too much experience of something; "exausto"; "estafado".
sprawl
"esparramar"; "espalhar".
rekindle
"reacender"; make something active again.
endeavour
fml effort.
eke something out
to cause (a small supply) to last longer by being careful or by adding something else.
hurl
to throw (esp. something big and heavy) with force.

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dreary
sad or cheerless.
iridescent
showing changing colors as light falls on it.
nonetheless
"todavia"; "contudo".
engross
to fill completely the time and attention of.
account
n a written or spoken report; description.
dash
sudden quick run.
puff something out
to make larger, esp. with air. E.g.: the bird puffed out its feathers.
fire
v to shoot off bullets.
volley
number of shots fired at the same time.
kindle
start burning; "queimar (no sentido de cintilar)"?
quiver
to make a slight trembling movement.
crimson
having a deep purplish red colour.
forego
fml forgo.
forgo
fml to give up.
sear
to burn with sudden powerful heat.
brow
"fronte"; "testa".
tuft
"tufo".
surmount
fml to be above or on top of. E.g.: The house was surmounted by a tall chimney.
grip
to make a very tight hold of.
clutch
to hold tightly.

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reckon
to guess; believe as a result of calculating roughly but not exactly.
trim
infml proper condition; readness or fitness.
try something on
to put on (a garment, hat, etc.) to test the fit, examine the appearance, etc.
dud
infml someone or something that has little or no value or use, or something that fails to serve its purpose.

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run into
infml to meet.
pinch
(feel the pinch) suffering caused by lack of necessary things, esp. money.
misty
"bruma"; "nevoeiro".

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haunt
to visit, appearing in a strange form. E.g.: the ghost haunts the cast.
adrift
not fastened and driven about by the sea or wind; loose.
spare
to keep from punishing, harming, etc. E.g.: God spare us.
fiend
a devil or evil spirit.
moan
"gemido".
freighter
"cargueiro".
snarl
v to make a low angry sound while showing the teeth; "rosnar".
snarl
n act of snarling.
plead
v "implorar"
plead
n act of pleading.

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bust
to break.
sing-sing
a prison in New York.
maze
system of twisting and turning paths leading to a central point; kind of labirinth (like the one in The Sninning movie).
scam
a clever and dishonest plan or course of action.

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loathe
to feel hatred or great dislike for.
own up
to admit a fault or crime.

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mind
to take care or charge of; look after. E.g.: the baby you are minding.

p. 248

croak
slang to die?
shrink
infml humour psychoanalyst or psychiatrist.

p. 249

lumberroom
a room in which useless or unwanted furniture, broken machines, etc. are stored.
prey on or prey upon
to trouble greatly.
collar
v to seize, catch and hold.

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filler
written or drawn material, esp. in magazines or newspapers, that is not very important and is only there to complete the page.

p. 251

sketch
a simple, quickly-made.
dawn or damned
(used for giving force to an expression, good or bad).
tarpaulin
"lona".
womb
"útero".

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on behalf of
in the interest of; as represent active of.
graft
"enxerto".
jaw
"mandíbula".

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rave
to talk wildly as if mad.
bubble
v to make the sound of bubbles rising in liquid.
bust something up
to damage or spoil.
spoil
to destroy the value, quality or pleasure of.
bitter
causing sorrow.
dreary
sad or cheerless.
cheer
lit fml a feeling of hapiness and confidence.

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croak
sl to die
carve
to cut (cooked meat) into pieces or cut (pieces) from cooked meat, esp. a meal.
welder
"soldador".
hurry up
"apressar".
take over
to gain control over and responsability for (something).

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score
infml the true, often unfavourable, facts of a situation.

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obnoxious
fml very unpleasant or offensive
runt
derog small unpleasant person.
lousy
infml very bad, unpleasant, useless.
sewage
"esgoto".
grudge
a deep feeling of dislikne for another.

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work out
to have a result; develop.

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piss off
bore.
bump
to hit or knock against with force or violence.
at last
"finalmente".
reckless
not caring or worrying about the possible bad or dangerous results of one's actions; hasty and careless.
hasty
to quick in acting or deciding; done in a hurry.

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play along
to pretend to agree, esp. so as to gain an advantage or avoid trouble.
draw
v to cause to come; attract. E.g.: we'll soon start drawing fire.
caper
sl an activiy, esp. a dishonest or illegal one.
conceal
fml to hide.
come home to roost
(of bad or unwise action) to have a bad effect on the doer, esp. after a period of time.

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catch up
to come up from behind and reach the same point or level as: E.g.: You walk on and I'll catch up with you later.
wand
"varinha mágica".
readiness
"prontidão"; "presteza"; "disposição".

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pal
infml a close friend.
sweetness and light
used to describe insincere courtesy. E.g.: The two have been fighting for a month, but among others it was all sweetness and light.
at the very least
"aos mínimos detalhes".
damn
"condenar".
damnation
"condenação".

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sodden
heavy with wet; soaked.
dupe
v to trick or deceive.
deceive
"enganar".
dread
v to feel great fear or anxiety about.
dank
unpleasant wet and usu. cold.

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charnel
"cemitério a céu aberto".
oblivion
the state of being completely forgotten; the state of being unconscious.
crave
v to have a very strong almost uncontrollable desire for.
deign
derog to think that something is worthy of one's attention.
lurch
to move with irregular swinging or rolling movement.
stir up
derog to cause (trouble).
hatred
"ódio".
spearhead
a person or group that begins and leads an attack or course of action forcefully.
asset
a valuable quality, skill or person.
sear
to burn with sudden powerful heat. E.g.: to sear a nuclear apocalypse.
libel
"libelo".
heap
to pile up in large amounts; "empilhar".
follow up
to take further action on/after.
scaremonger
a person who spreads reports intended to cause a public scare.
gloat (over)
to look at or think about something with unpleasant satisfaction. E.g.: The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
snotly(-nosed)
derog trying to act as if one is important; rude.
cringe
to bend and move back, esp. from fear; to behave without self-respect towards someone in a more important or powerful position.
pinko
derog a person who gives some slight support to socialist political parties and ideas.
butcher
to kill bloodily or unnecessarily.
tide
"maré".
brink
n dangerous near; "beira". E.g.: an animal on the brink of extinction; an edge. E.g.: at the top of a cliff or a river

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rally around
to come to someone's help at a time of difficulty.
beleaguer
to surround with an army so as to prevent escape; besiege.
pride
"orgulho".
endure
to bear (pain, suffering, etc.) patiently or for a long time.
dire
(of needs and dangers) very great.
beset
to trouble from all directions; attack continuously.
deride
fml v to laugh at or make fun of; ridicule.

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vitriolic
fml fiercely cruel in speech or judgement.
fierce
angry; violent and likely to attack.
crony
infml derog a friend or companion, esp. of a person in a position of power. E.g.: The mayor's always doing favours for his cronies.
tread
"pisar".
wimp
infml derog a weak or useless person, esp. a man.
spineless
derog without moral strength or courage.
lay down
to put down (tools, weapons, etc.).
dupe
a person who is tricked or deceived by someone else.
fellow
another (of two or more things or people). E.g.: It's nice to meet a fellow jazz fan.
sneer
to express proud dislike or disrespect.
come into
to being to be in. E.g.: to come into existence.
mongrel
infml something that is a mixture of two things.
overrun
"invadir".
bleat
"berrar"; infml complain, esp. in a weak, shaking voice.
backbone
"espinha dorsal".

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smear
to spread on or go across (a surface); "lambuzar"; "espalhar"; "difamar".

p. 272

call off
to cause (a planed event) not to take place; "cancelar". E.g.: The football match was called off because of the snow.
run-up
(the activities in) the period of time leading up to an event.
gauge
"medir"; "estimar".
menial
adj not interesting or skilled and done by unimportant people. E.g.: menial work.
clairvoyant
"clarividente".
ghoul
a person who delights in (thoughts of) dead bodies and other unpleasant things.
mortuary
"necrotério".
slab
the table top, often made of stone, on which a dead body is laid in a hospital or mortuary.
tenuous
"tênue".
glut
a large supply than is necessary.
rug
"tapete".

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slip
to escape from (one's attention). E.g.: These things slip my mind.

p. 278

throw up
infml to vomit.

p. 279

go through
to suffer or experience.
act something out
to express (thoughts, unconscious fears, etc.) in actions and behaviour, rather than in words.

p. 280

split up
to end a friendship, marriage, etc.

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grudge
v to give or allow unwillingly.
grudge
n a deep feeling of dislike for another person.
glimmer
a small uncertain rign.
tiptoe
v to walk to tiptoe
tiptoe
n (on tiptoe) on one's toes with the rest of the feet raised above the ground; "na ponta dos pés".

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pick on
to choose for punishment, blame, or an unpleasant job, esp. repeatedly and unfairly. E.g.: he really used to pick on me.
edgy
nervous and easily made angry.
stake
a share in something, esp. in a business, that gives one an interest. E.g.: We must give people the feeling they have a stake in country's future.

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hunk
humour a strong-looking man with big muscles.
skinny
infml derog very thin, esp. in a way that is unattractive.

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get along
to continue, often in spite of difficulties, manage.
scour
to clean or remoe by hard rubbing with a rough material.
jumble
to mix in disorder.

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erode
v "erodir"?
chip
to (cause to) lose a small piece from the surface or edge e.g. by breaking or dropping.
fuss
to act or behave in a nervous, restless, and anxious way over small matters.

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glare
to look in an angry way.
sneak
v to go quietly and secretly, so as not to be seen.
horny
hard and rough
horny
sl sexually excited.
mole
"pinta"; "sinal de nascença".
looker
a person, usually a woman, with an attractive appearance.

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settle
to end an argument (esp. in law).
rubble
(a mass of) broken stones or bricks.

p. 290

warhead
"ogiva".
sketch
a simple, quickly-made, and not detailed drawing.
pierce
"perfurar"; "penetrar"; "trespassar".

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blanket
"lençol".
pinnacle
the highest point or degree.

p. 292

shriek
to make or say with a wild high cry, usually resulting from anger, excitement, or fear.
herd
to come or bring together in a large group; "rebanho".
in keeping with
suitable for something.
stumble
"tropeçar".

p. 293

creeps
infml an unpleasant sensation of fear.
peach
infml a person or thing that is greatly admired.

p. 294

sneer
v to smile or laugh with a curl of the lips; to express proud dislike or disrespect.
throw up
infml to vomit.
wretched
very unhappy; extremelly bad. E.g.: to feel wretched.
grubby
infml rather dirty.
clipping
"postiço".
moist
slightly wet.

p. 295

grudge
a deep feeling of dislike for another person.
gag
"mordaça".

p. 299

odds
the probability that something will or will not happen. E.g.: the odds: "as chances".
vie
to compete.
sire (esp. of horse)
to be the father of.

p. 300

crowning
of more importance or value than anything else.
vantage point
a point of view; perspective.

p. 301

clay
"argila".

p. 302

goon
infml a silly or stupid person.
ga-ga
infml senile.
do-gooder
derog a person who tries to help people who have problems, but may be impractical or ineffective.
tight
"apertado".
jump on/aboard the bandwagon
to begin to do something that a lot of other people are doing, esp. in the hope of personal advantage.
allure
to attract or charm by the offer of something pleasant; tempt; "seduzir"; "fascinar".
feisty
infml excited and keen to quarrel; combative.
felony
serious crime such as murder or armed robbery.
trip
to catch one's foot (in or on something) and lose one's balance; "tropeçar".
nab
to catch (a criminal) in an act or wrongdoing; infml arrest; "flagrante"?
parole
the letting out a prisoner for a limited time; "liberdade condicional".
grudge
a deep feeling of dislike for another person.
enthuse
infml to speak with or show enthusiasm.
spunk
infml courage; spirit.
endeavour
n fml effort.
hubby
infml husband.
noose
"laço"; "nó".
footage
cinema film used for a scene.

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stamp out
to put an end to.
keen
having a strong, active interest in something.
rear
to lift up (a part of oneself, esp. the head) esp. so as to be noticed.
bidding
order; command.

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upset
to cause to worry, be sad, be angry, not be calm; "chateado". E.g. I'm upset over another quarrel with Fulano.
tiff
a slight quarrel.
row
infml to quarrel, often noisily or violently.
bruise
"ematoma".
back up
v to support esp. in a argument.
bouncy
full of life and confidence, and eager for action.
scout
"escoteiro".
pull out
to (cause to) leave a place or time of trouble.
loss
"perda"? "prejuízo"?
stuntman / stuntwoman
"dublê".
footage
cinema film used for a scene, subject, etc.
stock
adj derog without much meaning.
heavy
n rough and violent person.
clumsy
awkward and ungraceful in movement or action.
attire
fml to put on clothes; "vestir".

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sling
infml to throw roughly or with effort.
grudge
a deep feeling or dislike for another person based on a belief that they have harmed one in some way.
groom
to prepare (someone) for a special position or occasion.
shove
to push in a rough or careless way.
bitch
v slg to complain continually.

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profit
advantage gained from some action; "lucro".

p. 311

skulk
to hide or move about secretly, trying not to be noticed, usu. though fear or for one bad purpose.
wharf
"cais".

p. 312

outfit
a set of things need for a particular purpose or of clothes worn together.
rear
the back.
stake
a share in something, esp. in a business, that gives one interest in whether it succeeds or fails.

p. 313

slur
to make unfair damaging remarks, suggesting dishonesty, etc.

p. 314

sober
"sóbrio".

p. 315

fulfilment
the act of fulfilling or state of being fulfilled. E.g.: our plans have come to fulfilment.
fulfil
to carry out; to happen.
buy into
infml to believe.

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coat
"sobretudo"?
musty
stale; smelling; "passado". E.g.: the coat is musty.
fastidious
extremely difficult to please or satisfy, esp. disliking anything dirty, unpleasant or rough.
set up
infml to cause to seem guilty; incriminate. E.g.: the criminals claimed that they had been set up by the police.

p. 317

bug
v sl "grampeado".
live off
to get one's food or income from. E.g.: He's nearly 30 and he still lives off his parents; "viver às custas de".

p. 318

plumb
to examine very carefully in order to try to fully understand.
wade
to walkthough (water); "passar com dificuldade por".

p. 319

encumber
v fml to make action or movement difficult for; weight down.
shallows
n a shallow area in a body of water.
shallow
adj "raso".
mull
to heat (wine or beer) with sugar and splices.
charcoal
coal; "carvão".
shade
v to change slowly, gradually, or by slight degrees; to represent the effect of shade or shadow on.
cling
"agarrar"; "apegar".
tuft
"moita"; "arbusto".
dainty
delicate.
shingle
small unevenly rounded pieces of stone, covering large areas of seashore; "cascalho".
seashore
land along the edge of the sea, usu. sand or rocks; "costa"; "orla"?
tether
v to fasten (an animal) with a tether.
tether
n a rope or chain to which an animal is tied so that it is free to move withing a limited area.
steady
lit a horse, esp. for riding.
groin
"virilha"; euph male sex organs.
jut (out)
to stick up or out further than the things around it; project. E.g.: mountains jutting into the sky.
charred
"queimado"?
rib
"costela"; "viga".
pebble
"calhau"; "seixo"; "pedra do cascalho".
surf
the foam formed by waves on the sea when they come in towards recks, a shore, etc.
foam
white air-filled water; "espuma".
brigand
fml lit an armed thief; bandit.
scoundrel
fml old a wicked, selfish or dishonest man.
wicked
extremely bad; morally wrong; evil.
tryst
old an arrangement between lovers to meet a secret place or time.
ribald
adj fml rudely humorous in a loud, insensitive and disrespectful way.
chuckle
to laugh quietly.
weep
fml lit to cry tears.
sneer
"olhar com o sorriso de escárnio".
hurried
adj done very quickly, perhaps too quickly.
rush
to (cause to) go or move suddenly and with great speed of violence.
slope
"declive"; "ladeira"; "rampa".
strangle
"estrangular".

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gather
to come together. E.g.: a crowd gathered to see what happened.
frail
adj weak in body or healthy.
thrash
v to move wildly or violently about. E.g.: the fishes thrashed about in the net.
windpipe
"traqueia"?
buccaneer
sea-robber; pirate.
ankle
"tornozelo".
giddy
feeling unsteady in a unpleasant way, as though everything is moving round oneself and/or as though one is falling; dizzy; "tonto"?
whirl
to move round and round very fast; "girar". E.g.: the dancers whirled around the floor.
blossom
n "botão de flor".
blossom
v to develop in a pleasing or favourable way.

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sell out
to be disloyal or unfaithful to one's principles or friends, esp. for money.
squidgy
infml soft and wet, like thick mud, for instance.

p. 322

errand
a short journey made to carry a message, or to do or get something.
freight
goods carried by ship, train, plane, etc; "carga". E.g.: this airplane company carries freight only, it has no passenger service.
hassle
v to annoy continuously.

p. 323

steerage
the part of a passenger ship for those with the cheapest tickets; "econômico"? "executivo"?

p. 324

put out
dislocate.

p. 325

oaf
a stupid ungraceful person, esp. male.
spoil
"mimar".

p. 326

vanity
"vaidade"; "ostentação"; "futilidade".
quarry
v to dig out from a quarry.
quarry
n a place from which stone, sand, etc. are dug out.

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squeamish
easily shocked, upset, or made to feel sick by unpleasant things.
unearth
to dig up; to discover by careful searching.
verge
"margem"; "borda". E.g.: she walked along the grass verge, no trying not to step into the road.
jar
"jarro".

p. 328

lifejacket
an air-filled garment worn around the upper body to support a person in water; "colete salva-vidas".

p. 329

lair
a place where a wild animal hides, rests and sleeps; "toca".
uneasy
feeling anxious, uncertain and uncomfortable in the mind.
oblivion
the state of being completely forgotten.
spur
"ferradura".
rein
a long narrow band by which a horse is controlled and guided.

p. 330

whinny
make the sound which horses make; neigh; "relinchar".
lighten up
infml "pega leve"; be calm; don't worry.

p. 331

break
come suddenly into being or notice.
sling
infml to throw, esp. roughly or with effort.
drivel
to talk nonsense.

p. 334

ankle
"tornozelo".
sewer
"esgoto (galeria".

p. 335

howl
"uivo".

p. 336

attain
to gain or arrive at after long effort.
outline
the main ideas or facts of something, without details.
exploit
a brave and successful act.
sidekick
infml humour a (less important) helper or companion.
dummy
an object made to look like and take the place of a real thing.

p. 338

stocking
"meia-calça".
upheaval
a great change with much activity, confusion and sometimes violence.
phase out
to stop or remove (something) in stages or gradually.

p. 339

ail
to be ill and grow weak. E.g.: "My grandmother is ailing"; "ailing part of the body".
pave
"pavimentar".
surrender
fml to give up possession or control of; "render-se".

p. 342

seemingly
"aparentemente".
imbue
to fill (something, esp. a strong feeling or opinion); "imbuir".
divine
fml to discover or guess (something unknown) by or as if by magic.

p. 343

uncharted
not known well enough for records, esp. maps; "desconhecido".
devoid
fml adj empty of; lacking of. E.g.: this house is totally devoid of furniture.
landmark
an easily recognizable object, such a tall tree or building, by which one can tell one's position.
slippery
difficult to hand or to stand on, drive, etc., without slipping; "escorregadio".
reckless
adj not caring or worrying about bad results.
overstep
to go beyond (a limit of what is or proper). E.g.: overstep her authority; overstepped the mark; overstep themselves.

p. 344

creep
to move slowly, quietly, and carefully so as not to attract attention.
carve
to cut (usu. wood or stone) into a special shape or make by cutting wood or stone; "esculpir"; "entalhar".

p. 347

tether
v to fasten (an animal) with a tether.
tether
n a rope or chain to which an animal is tied so that it is free to move within a limited area.
rouse
fml to waken.
butcher
a person who causes suffering or death cruelly and unnecessarily; "açougueiro"
debauch
v to cause to behave badly, esp in relation to sex and alcohol.
slumber
lit to lie asleep; sleep peacefully.
frantic
adj in an uncontrolled state of feeling; wildly anxious, afraid, happy, etc.
lest
fml (with words expressing fear). E.g.: I was afraid lest she should be offended.
cataract
"catarata".
bludgeon
to hit repeatedly with something heavy.
unnerve
v to take away courage or confidence.
shrill
adj (of a sound) high and sounding sharp or even painful to the ear.
relish
v to enjoy.
wail
to cry out with a long sound (as if) in grief or pain.
puff
v breath rapidly and with effort.
mouth
v to move one's lips as if saying (words) but without making any sound.
flare
to burn brightly, but with an unsteady flame or for a short time.
damnation
"condenação".
gloat
to look at or think about something with unpleasant satisfaction.

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elation
the state of being filled with excited pride and joy.
delve
to search deeply.
callous
unkind; without sympathy for the sufferings of other people.
set apart
to show to be clearly different and usually better.
kinship
family relationship.
sweep
to move quickly and powerful
benighted
lit completely without knowledge or understanding esp. of moral principles. E.g.: benighted world.

p. 350

dump
derog sl a dirty, untidy, or disordely place.
untidy
not neat; messy.
dinky
AmE small and unimportant
work out
have a result.
dike
sl lesbian.
shore
"orla".
dismal
adj expressing or causing sadness; lacking hope or happiness; gloomy.
appal
to shock deeply; fill with fear, hatred, terror, etc.

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subdue
to gain control of, esp. by defeating; "subjugar"?
quell
to bring to and end, esp. by force.
dissent
refusal to agree, esp. with an opinion that is held by most people.
amongst
among.
ensue
fml to happen afterwards, often as a result. E.g.: serious fighting ensued.
wade
to walk through (water).
wade through
infml to go though or complete (something unpleasant) with an effort.
powdered
covered with powder.
powder
"pó".
fanfare
"fanfarra".
skull
"crânio".

p. 352

freebooter
a person who makes war in order to grow rich by seizing other people's money and goods; pirate.
beset
to trouble from all directions; attack continuously. E.g.: I was beset by doubts.
afford
lit fml to provide; give.

p. 354

lynch
v "linxar".
mob
a large noisy crowd, esp. one which is violent.
howl
"uivo".
righteous
lit (of a person or their behaviour) (doing what is) morally good and just.
freighter
a ship or aircraft for carrying goods.
pant
to breathe quickly, taking short breaths, esp. after great effort or in great heat.
sob
to cry while making short bursts of sound as one breathes in.
flight
the act of running away or escaping.
wade
to walk through water.
loan
to come into sight without a clear form, esp. so as to seem very large and threatening. E.g.: a figure loomed (up) out of the mist.
reap
"ceifar".
brink
an edge, e.g. at the top of a cliff or river; "beira". E.g.: His failures brought him to the brink or ruin.
wind up
to bring to and end.
choke
to (cause to) have great difficult in breathing or stop breathing because of blocking of or damage to the breathing passages.
spat
past of spit.
spit
"cuspir".
brine
water with a lot of salt, used for preseving foods.
grim
determined, in spite of fear or great difficult.

p. 355

burn out
to stop working through damage caused by heat.
shrivel
to (cause to) dry out and become smaller.
dry out
to become completely dry.

p. 357

manner
fml "maneira".

p. 359

dammit
(an expression of annoyance).
operative
n worker.
unearth
"desenterrar"; to discover by careful search; to dig up.
face
v to be in a position in which one must deal with (a problem or unpleasant situation).
face lunatic times
"lidando com tempos difíceis"?
mistake for
v to think wrongly that a person or thing is someone or something else. E.g.: They mistook him for his brother.
feint
a false attack or blow, made to draw the enemy's attention away from the real danger.
uppercut
(in boxing) a blow with the hand moving upward to the chin.
mind
v pay close attention (to).

p. 360

rehearse
to practice (a play, concert, etc.) in order to prepare for a public performance. E.g.: rehearse a play.
motorcade
a procession of cars and other motor vehicles, esp. one in which an important person is travelling. E.g.: the president motorcade.
hollow
having an empty space inside; without real meaning or value.
sham
adj not what it appears, pretends, or is claimed to be; imitation. E.g.: sham jewellery.
cinder
"cinzas".
deny
"negar".
at someone's expense
with someone paying the cost.

p. 361

driven
full of sense of urgency about something; extremely motivated.
grief
great sorrow or feeling of suffering, esp. at the death of a loved person.
lurch
to move with irregular swinging or rolling movements. E.g.: the drunken man lurched across the street.
nailed to its prow
"pregados na proa"?
bark
to say (something) in a sharp loud voice; "latir".

p. 362

dreadful
causing great fear or anxiety; terrible.
hazardous
which contains risks or danger.
close upon
(or close in or close on) to surround gradually and usually from all sides, esp. in a threatening way.
lest
fml in case.
overtake
to come up from behind and pass.
stockpile
a large store of good, weapons, etc. esp. in case of future need.
stalk
to hunt by following closely an quietly and staying hidden; lit (of ghosts and devils) to move silently (through) in a threatening manner.
peril
lit great danger.

p. 363

soar
to rise rapidly or to a very high level.
level
v to knock or pull down to the ground. E.g.: nations like Brazil levelled their forests.
descent
the process of going down.
leverage
influence over someone else, esp. of an unofficial or irregular kind.
proceeds
money gained from the sale of something.
kingly
adj fml belonging to or suitable to a king.
trappings
derog articles of dress or decoration.
at stake
at risk.
vast
"vasto".
toss
v to throw esp. in careless or aimless way.

p. 364

recall
n the power to remember something learned or experienced; "lembrança"?
dwell
v lit live.
snake
v to move in a twisting way.
splutter
to make a wet spitting noise.
reach out
to stretch out (a hand or arm). E.g.: The monkey reached out a hand for the banana.
cheer
"comemoração"?
gross
rough; impolite; offensive; "grosso".
stench
fml a very strong bad smell.
pull over
"estacionar".
lousy
infml very bad, unpleasant, useless, etc.

p. 365

unwitting
fml not wanting to do something, or doing something without really wanting to.

p. 366

appal
to shock deeply; fill with fear, hatred, terror, etc.
balk
to be unwilling to do or agree to something difficult or unpleasant. E.g.: I wanted to buy the dress, but I balked at the high price.
bug
v to fit with a secret listening apparatus; "grampear".
dazzle
to make unable to see because of a sudden very strong light shinning in the eyes; "ofuscar".
portent
fml sign of warning.
relish
to enjoy; be pleased and satisfied with.
fierce
angry, violent and likely to attack.
brawl
a noisy quarrel or fight, esp. one in which several people take part.
denizen
lit n "ser". E.g.: denizens of the sea.

p. 368

outcome
result; a effect.

p. 370

humming bird
a very small bird whose wing beat very fast and make a humming noise.
snowdrift
a deep bank of mass of snow pilled up by the wind.
hitherto
adv fml until this/that time; up until now.
chuckle
to laugh quietly.

p. 371

pack ice
sea ice crushed together into a large float mass.
get to grips with
to deal seriously with (something difficult).
recoil
to move back suddenly in fear or dislike.
knee-jerk
derog adj held or produced without thought, as the result of long habit.
purge
n the act of purging.
purge
v to get rid of (unwanted people) in by removal from office, driving out of the country, killing, etc; "expurgar".
lackey
derog a person who behaves like a servant by always obeying.
let
an area of land.
heartfelt
adj deeply felt; sincere.
fatherly
like or typical of a good father.
twirl
v to (cause to) turn round and round quickly; "girar".
leotard
a tight-fitting garment that covers the whole upper body from the neck to the legs, worn esp. by dancers.
also-ran
a horse that ran in a race but was not one of the first three at the end; a person who has failed to win or do well. E.g.: in a competition or election.
squint
to look with almost closed eyes.
mire
lit to cause (a person) to be caught up in difficulties; to make dirt with mood.
dregs
small pieces of solid material that sink at the bottom of a liquid and are throw away; "restos". E.g.: coffee dregs; murderers and drug drealers are the dregs of society.
wipe
to rub (with a cloth) in order to remove dirt, liquid, etc.; "secar".
riot
a bright and splendid show. E.g.: the garden is a riot of color in summer.
spiel
sl derog fast talk, esp. intended to persuade. E.g.: the salesman's spiel.
scam
sl a clever and dishonest plan or course of action.
leaning
a slight tendency to favour one thing rather than another; "inclinação".
exploit
to use or develop (a thing) fully so as to get profit.

p. 372

boil down to
infml "se resume a".
uphold
to defend against attack.
shoplift
v to take goods from a shop without paying.
bring about
to cause to happen.
bust
infml to break.
ring
a group of people who work together, often dishonestly in business or crime for their own advantage. E.g.: drug ring.
pawn
an unimportant person used by someone else for their own advantage; "peão"; "peão (xadrez)".
despair
to lose all hope or confidence. E.g.: I despair of ever passing my driving test!
beset
to trouble from all directions; attack continuously.
showdown
infml a settlement of a quarrel or matter of disagrement.

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spare
"poupar". E.g.: They want to be spared the responsibilities of maintaining that world.
lane
"faixa (de uma pista)".
dabble
derog to work at or study something without serious intentions.
groom
v to take care of the appearance of (oneself), by dressing neatly, keeping the hair tidy, etc.

p. 382

warhead
"ogiva".
squall
a sudden strong wind often bringing rain or snow.

p. 383

sumble upon
to meet by chance.
probe
v to search or examine (as if) with a probe.
probe
n a long thin metal instrument, esp. one used to search inside a wound, a hole in a tooth, etc.
asses
to judge the importance or worth of.

p. 384

hoax
a trick; "boato".

p. 385

resonator
an apparatus for increasing the resonance of sound, as in a musical instrument.
onset
the first attack of beginning (of something bad).
outright
completely.
dreadful
causing great fear or anxiety; terrible.
enmity
the state of being an enemy; hostility.

p. 386

foresight
the ability to imagine what will probably happen.
muddle
(or muddle up) v to put into disorder.

p. 388

follow through
to complete.

p. 392

overshadow
to make appear less important.
usher
(or usher in) fml to bring.
dazzle
"ofuscar".

p. 393

termite
ant-like insect.

p. 395

widow
"viúva".
damned
"condenado".

p. 396

blot out
to make difficult or impossible to see. E.g.: the mist blotted out the sun.
likelihood
probability.
in all likelihood
probably.
stain
"mancha"?
orrery
an apparatus used for showing the positions and movements of bodies in the solar system.
freshen up
to (cause to) feel less tired.

p. 397

spill
to (cause to) por accident ally over the edge of a container; to spread beyond limits.

p. 400

elation
the state of being filled with excited pride and joy.
avert
to prevent (something unpleasant) from happening.
mingle
to mix (with another thing or with people). E.g.: He rushed out into the busy street and mingled with the crowd.

p. 402

callous
unkind; without sympathy for the suffering of other people.
hideous
extremely ugly and/or shocking to the senses.
condone
to forgive (wrong behaviour).

p. 403

tip
"gorjeta".
delighted
very pleased or satisfied.
stud
derog a man who has sex a lot and who thinks he is very good at it.

p. 405

diaper
BrE "frauda".
nappy
AmE "frauda".
leather
"couro".

p. 407

accord
agreement.
bang goes
that is in the end of.
filler
wring or drawn material, esp. in magazines or newspapers, that is not very important and is only there to complete the page.