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To work out: to do a calculation to get an answer to a mathematical question.
To warrant: to make a particular activity necessary.
To devise: to invent a plan, system, object, etc., usually cleverly or imaginatively.
To dub: to give something or someone a particular name, especially describing what you think of them.
Tiny: extremely small.
To record: to keep information for the future, by writing it down or storing it on a computer.
Wireless: a radio.
To deserve: to have earned or to be given something because of the way you have behaved or the qualities you have.
To balloon: to get bigger and rounder.
Waistline: an imaginary line going round the narrowest part of your waist.
Current: of the present time.
Issues: a subject or problem which people are thinking and talking about.
To stand out: to be very noticeable.
To tackle: to try to deal with something or someone.
Allowance: an amount of something that you are allowed.
Further: more, additional.
Pedometer: a device which measures how far someone has walked by counting the number of times the feet are raised and put down again.
To clip: to fasten something with a clip. A clip: a small usually metal or plastic object used for fastening things together or holding them in position.
To keep count: to record how many of something there is, or how many time something has happened.
To be tricked into: to be deceived.
EXTRACT FROM A NEWSPAPER COLUMN
Regular: usual or ordinary.
Subtle: not loud, bright, noticeable or obvious in any way.
To go out of one’s way: to try very hard to do something, especially for someone else.
Market research: the collection and examination of information about things that people buy or might buy and their feelings about things that they have bought.
To CONDUCT a survey
On behalf of: representing; instead of.
Settlement: an arrangement to end a disagreement involving a law having been broken, without taking it to a court of law, or an amount of money paid as part of such an arrangement.
Claimant: a person who asks for something which they believe belongs to them or which they have a right to.
To pop: to move quickly and suddenly, especially from an enclosed space.
Claim: a statement that something is true or is a fact, although other people might not believe it.
Unwittingly: without being aware of what you are doing or the situation that you are involved in. Sin ser consciente (de ello), sin darse cuenta.
Mockery: comments or actions that are intended to make sby/sthg seem ridiculous.
Endeavour: an attempt to do sthg, especially sthg new or difficult. Esfuerzo, empeño, intento.
Countless: very many; too many to be counted or mentioned.
Casual: not showing much care or thought; seeming not to be worried; not wanting to show that sthg is important to you.
To trample: to ignore sby’s feelings or rights and treat them as if they are not important.
Awesome: very impressive or very difficult and perhaps rather frightening.
To hurl: to throw sthg/sby violently in a particular direction.
To tear up: to destroy a document, etc. by tearing it into pieces.
Fir tree: an evergreen forest tree with leaves like needles, that grows in cool northern countries. Abeto.
Mill: a factory that produces a particular type of material.
To pulp: to crush or beat sthg so that it becomes soft and wet.
To weep-wept-wept: to cry.
To dismiss: to decide that sby/sthg is not important and not worth thinking or talking about.
To peruse: to read sthg, especially in a careful way. Perusal: noun. Examen.
Pointless: having no purpose; not worth doing.
Moorland: land that consists of moors. Moor: a high open area of land that is not used for farming, especially an area covered with rough grass and heather. Páramo.
To turn over to: to change the use or function of sthg.
Crop: a plant that is grown in large quantities, especially as food. the amount of grain, fruit, etc. that is grown in one season.
To wipe out: to destroy or remove sby/sthg completely.
To pray: to speak to God, especially to give thanks or ask for help.
Consumption: the act of using energy, food or materials; the amount used. Consumo.
Contemptuous: feeling or showing that you have no respect for sby/sthg.
Spindly: (informal, often disapproving) very long and thin and not strong. Largo y flaco; larguirucho.
Leggy: (informal) (especially of girls and women) having long legs. De piernas largas, zanquilargo.