Glossario: Palavras dificeis do texto da suissa neutra.
flinty: used to express how hard and unyielding something or someone is : mean faces with eyes like flints.
tattered: orn, old, and in generally poor condition; in tatters : an old woman in tattered clothes. • figurative virtually destroyed; ruined : the tattered remnants of her dreams.
wrangling: have such a dispute or argument : [as n. ] ( wrangling) weeks of political wrangling. See note at quarrel .
rogue: a dishonest or unprincipled man : you are a rogue and an embezzler. • a person whose behavior one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likable or attractive (often used as a playful term of reproof) : Cenzo, you old rogue!
minarets: a tall slender tower, typically part of a mosque, with a balcony from which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer
encroach: intrude on (a person’s territory or a thing considered to be a right) : rather than encroach on his privacy, she might have kept to her room. • advance gradually and in a way that causes damage : the sea has encroached all around the coast.
far-fetched: contrived and unconvincing; unlikely.
squiamish: easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted, having strong moral views; scrupulous :
lump: put in an indiscriminate mass or group; treat as alike without regard for particulars : Hong Kong and Bangkok tend to be lumped together in travel brochures stymie: prevent or hinder the progress of : the changes must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments.
yank: pull with a jerk : her hair was yanked, and she screamed | [ trans. ] he yanked her to her feet | [ intrans. ] Liz yanked at her arm. noun [in sing. ] (jerk; cãibra) a sudden hard pull : one of the other girls gave her ponytail a yank.