Mixed Vocabulary Cloze 5

Maggie Twiss  
Activity by Maggie Twiss (Maggie Twiss) and Steven Starry - (Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés)

Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
After you do this activity, do the quiz.

Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas.

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   acquire      ambush      banish      claim      defeat      dwell      forge      recount      remanifest      strangle   
to – to shape (metal or metal object) by heating and hammering or with a press, to bring something into being by effort. Examples: “The Blacksmith (. . .) a red hot sword with his thick hammer and heavy black anvil.” “We made every effort to (. . .) party unity.” “We (. . .) the chains we wear in life.” (Charles Dickens)
to – to win a victory over somebody or something. (derrotar, vencer). Examples: “We managed to (. . .) the opposing team.” “Sauron is (. . .) in battle, and Isildur cuts the One Ring from his finger, claiming it as an heirloom for his line.” “The ghostly army help them to (. . .) the Corsairs of Umbar invading southern Gondor.”
to – to ask for something, especially money, from a government, company, etc. because you believe you have a legal right to have it. (reivindicar, reclamar) Examples: “Thousands of people who should get welfare payments never even bother to (. . .) them.” “The Nazis were systematic in their plundering. Hitler was first in line to lay (. . .) to the spoils of war, the works of art that they had looted in their conquests.”
to – to lie in wait or to lurk in order to attack somebody from a hidden position (tenderle una emboscada a alguien; estar en acecho). Examples: “The warriors who had left the shield wall were (. . .) and slaughtered by Norman cavalry.” “Isildur is later (. . .) and killed by Orcs, and the Ring is lost in the River Anduin.” “I had an awesome time when my nieces and nephew (. . .) me with water guns today.”
to – to live as a resident, reside; to live or exist in a specific condition. (vivir, habitar, morar) Examples: “The family (. . .) in extreme poverty.” “Over two thousand years later, the Ring is found by a river-(. . .) hobbit called Déagol.” “Although mountains may guide migrations, the plains are the regions where people (. . .) in greatest numbers.” (Ellsworth Huntington)
to – to choke a person or an animal to death, by compressing their throat. (estrangular, ahogar) Examples: “She had been (. . .) with her own scarf and her body dumped in the woods.” “It's hard not to want to (. . .) people when you work with them for four years.” (Lea Thompson) “Sméagol (. . .) his relative to acquire the ring.”
to – to gain or come into possession of something, often by unspecified means; to gain something as a new characteristic or ability (adquirir). Examples: “We recently (. . .) a small area of garden ground which we would like to make into a peaceful area to be used by pupils.” “(. . .) skills were tested!” “All the knowledge I possess everyone else can (. . .), but my heart is all my own.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
to – to require somebody by authority to leave a place, especially a country; to exile. (desterrar). Examples: “He was (. . .) to an uninhabited island for a year.” “His relative Sméagol strangles him to acquire it, and is (. . .) for his crime.” “Napoleon was (. . .) to two islands, to Elba near Italy in 1814 and to St. Helena near South Africa in 1815.”
to – to tell something in detail. (narrar, contar) Examples: “He vividly (. . .) the epic story of their heroic and bloody struggle and the life of a man still legendary in the Caucasus.” “He loses the Ring and, as (. . .) in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins finds it.” “For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to (. . .) it.” (Jean-Paul Sartre)
to - to make something evident or certain again by showing or displaying it. (volver a manifestarse or expresar) Examples: “No doubt the light will make (. . .) his deeds, his doings, his dispositions.” “Meanwhile, Sauron (. . .) in a new physical form and reoccupies his old realm of Mordor.” “The ghost suddenly disappeared and (. . .) itself in the second-story room of the old hotel.”


Related vocabulary:
disposition – one's usual mood or temperament. (temperament)
a legal right – a strong claim based in law. (un derecho legal)
a pupil – a student. (un alumno)
a scarf – an article of clothing worn around the neck to keep it warm. (bufanda)
an anvil - a heavy iron block used in the blacksmithing trade as a surface upon which metal can be struck and shaped. (yunque)
an heirloom - a valued possession that has been passed down through the generations. (reliquia)
an orc - an imaginary race of large, semi-intelligent and very aggressive monsters. (orco)
awesome – wonderful. (maravilloso)
bloody – marked by much killing (sangriento)
cavalry – a unit of soldiers who ride horses. (caballería)
poverty – the state of being extremely poor. (pobreza)
spoils of war – valuables seized by violence, especially in war. (botín)
thick – large, heavy (grueso)
to acquire – to get. (adquirir)
to bother – to do something at one's own inconvenience. (molestar)
to choke - to be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way. (asfixiar)
to display – to exhibit. (exhibir)
to doubt – to disbelieve, question, or suspect. (dudar)
to dump – to throw away. (tirar)
to hammer – to hit repeatedly with an instrument or with some other tool or object. (martillear)
to loot - to steal money or goods during war or mass violence. (saquear)
to lurk - to move stealthily or in a hidden way, especially for evil purposes. (estar al acecho)
to manage to – to succeed in being able to do something despite obstacles. (lograr)
to plunder – to rob goods by force, especially in time of war. (saquear)
to reoccupy - to take or maintain possession of land or building again; to fill up a portion of space or time again. (volver a ocupar).
to slaughter – to massacre (masacrar)
vividly – in a clear, detailed or powerful manner. (gráficamente)
welfare - various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (asistencia social)