domingo, 29 de dezembro de 2013

Word of the day: Bash

Bash: golpe esmagador, bater, esmagar, surrar, criticar
Synonyms: bang, hit, bump, collide, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thud
“I bashed my arm against the door.”
“Someone bashed him over the head with a chair.”
“They tried to bash the door open.”

Act on

Act on: fazer como foi sugerido por alguém

“I really should act on my doctor's advice and try to eat less and exercise more.”
“He acted on the instructions of his lawyer and refused to answer any questions.”

sábado, 28 de dezembro de 2013

Pumpkin: abóbora, je

Pumpkin: abóbora, jerimu
usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
spanish calabaza

French citrouille

German Kürbis

Italian zucca

Russian тыква

Spanish calabaza

Arabic قرع


sexta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2013

Word of the day: Frazzle

Frazzle: farrapo, trapo, cansaço, esgotamento, esfarrapar, desgastar(-se), puir, cansar(-se), extenuar(-se)

Synonyms: chafe, corrade, erode, fray, abrade, fret, gall, rasp, rub, wear

“He's a clever player who knows how to frazzle his opponents.”
“Years of use have frazzled the cord for the window blinds to the breaking point.”                   (

Take a hit

Take a hit: sofrer perda ou prejuízo, ser criticado INFORMAL
“Clothing took the biggest hit, with sales down by 35%.”
“The Job Market for MBAs is About to Take a Hit.”

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quinta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2013




The peony (Paeonia) was adopted as the state flower by the 1957 General Assembly (Indiana Code 1-2-7). From 1931 to 1957 the zinnia was the state flower. The peony blooms the last of May and early June in various shades of red and pink and also in white; it occurs in single and double forms. No particular variety or color was designated by the General Assembly. It is cultivated widely throughout the state and is extremely popular for decorating gravesites for Memorial Day. 


Word of the day: Ooze

Ooze:  limo, lodo, infusão de casca de tanino e outros produtos para o curtimento de couros e peles,  corrida vagarosa de massas líquidas, depósito mole, correr ou escoar lentamente, gotejar, pingar, esvair-se, tornar-se público
Synonyms: bleed, exude, percolate, seep, strain, sweat, , weep
Sap oozed from the tree.”
“Juice oozed out of the plum.”
“The cut on her finger was oozing with blood.”

quarta-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2013

Word of the day: Lam

Lam: fuga, fugir, escapar,espancar, bater
Synonyms: abscond, break out (of), clear out, flee, fly, get out, escape, run away, run off
“Let's lam out of this hellhole while there's still time!”

Obs.:  On the lam:  em fuga (da polícia).

2013 New Words:

2013 New Words:

WikiCell = a type of edible food packaging
WikiCell ice cream and frozen yogurt will make their debut at US grocery stores later this month.
[Smithsonian (US history and culture magazine) June 2013]
the Slow Web = internet technology designed to make users feel calm
This is the question motivating the embryonic movement known variously as ‘calming technology’, ‘the slow web’, ‘conscious computing’ or (Pang’s preferred term) ‘contemplative computing’.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 11.05.13]
I won’t lie and say it’s due to a conscious effort to spend less time on the internet on my part, or some participation in the slow web movement.
[ 16 April 2013]
endless runner = describes a video game in which a character keeps running, encountering a variety of obstacles
If you’re a fan of endless runner games like Temple Run, starting today you’ll get your chance to do more than outrun a pack of demonic monkeys — you can take on your friends, too, with Zynga’s new title Running With Friends.
[ 15 September 2013]


Party pooper

Party pooper: diz-se de quem se recusa a se divertir numa festa / estraga prazeres
“Don't be such a party pooper!”

“…a party pooper who insisted they turn the music down…”

terça-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2013

Word of the day: Lackey

Lackey: lacaio, criado, bajulador, parasita, comportar-se servilmente
Synonyms:  domestic, flunky servant, menial, retainer, steward
He was nothing but a spineless lackey of the establishment.”

“…a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys…”

segunda-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2013

Word of the day: Moss

Moss: musgo, limo, líquen
Synonyms: peat
Moss covered the fallen logs.”

Think up

Think up: usar a imaginação para arrumar ou inventar uma desculpa, um nome, uma história

“The boss wants me to work on Sunday mornings, but I'll have to think up an excuse because I love sleeping in on Sundays.”
“We need a good name for our new computer game. Do you think you could help us think one up?”

sábado, 21 de dezembro de 2013

Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells

Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells

Fonte:  www.
Jingle Bells 

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Word of the day: Rake

Rake:  ancinho, rodo, rastelo, limpar, ajuntar, revolver, remexer, abranger com os olhos, ajuntar avidamente (dinheiro) / pessoa dissoluta, libertino, de modo dissoluto, inclinação, caimento
Synonyms: reprobate, degenerate, inebriate, prodigal, profligate, squanderer, drunkard, gambler, voluptuary, libertine
machine for gathering hay   /   an implement equipped with projecting prongs to gather material (as leaves)

“An example of to rake is to gather up leaves in the fall from the lawn.´

Over the hill

Over the hill: que escapou da prisão ou do exército / muito velho para fazer algo
“Two privates went over the hill last night.”
 “They broke out of jail and went over the hill.”
“You're only fifty! You're not over-the-hill yet.”

“Some people seem over-the-hill at thirty.”  (

sexta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2013

North American Birds: Golden-cheeked Warbler

The rare and endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler nests only in the juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas.

North American Birds: Golden-cheeked Warbler

Date back

Date back: Algo se refere a certa data, ser de tal data…

 “Some of the pieces of pottery we dug up at the site date back a thousand years or more.”
 “We need to find out the period in history that these remains date back to.”

Word of the day: Rash

Rash: borbulha, erupção da pele, exantema/ apressado, precipitado, impetuoso, impulsivo, arrojado, audacioso. irrefletido, imprudente
Synonyms: hasty, impulsive, reckless, impetuous, thoughtless, foolish, sudden, careless, imprudent, precipitous, brash

“Their rash actions resulted in a serious accident that could have killed someone.´
´Don't be rash about this decision. Take your time.”
“It was rash of you to make that promise.”
“A visiting pediatrician, Joseph Tam, was not told of the rash until 4am.”

quinta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2013

Word of the day: Stomp

Stomp:  batida de pé, pisadura, dança com passos duros, número de jazz com ritmo pesado, pessoa que normalmente usa botas de vaqueiro, bater o pé, pisar duro
Synonyms: tread heavily, stamp, tramp, plod, trudge, clomp, clump

“Players run, jump and stomp on enemies through eight enormous, secret-filled worlds.”
“Controls are accessible, allowing players easily to perform spinning attacks, swing from plant stems, slide, stomp, skate.”  (

quarta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2013

American English Pronunciation: Intonation

American English Pronunciation: Intonation



State Bird of Delaware

By John James Audubon, F. R. SS. L. & E.

The Delaware state bird, the Blue Hen Chicken, is a domestic bird (chicken) and therefore has no place in Audubon's Birds of America, which is comprised exclusively of wild birds native to North America.
Adopted as the official state bird on April 14, 1939, the Blue Hen Chicken had long been used as a motif in numerous political campaigns and in many publications.

terça-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2013

On one's toes

On one's toes: pronto para qualquer eventualidade / alerta

"He carries out random spot checks to keep everyone on their toes"

Word of the day: Snatch

Snatch: agarramento, tempo curto, pouquinho, pedacinho, sequestro, pegar, agarrar, obter por ação rápida, arrebatar,roubar
Synonyms: bag, capture, get, grab, grapple, hook, nab, nail, net, rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, catch, trap

“An eagle swooped down and snatched one of the hens.”
“She snatched the toy from his hands.”