Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary from an article about Tabletop Gaming on The Economist - Crossword


Listen to the vocabulary, pronounce the words, memorize the list. Then, write the translation in English for the clue in Spanish (without looking if possible). Then press "Check" to check your answers.
(Find a test of this vocabulary by clicking on the word "cloze" above.)

assemble - (montar) to put together the separate component parts of something.
booming - (en auge) having a period of great growth.
broad - (extenso, general) general, large in area.
crowdfunding - (financiación colaborativa) to raise money from a large group of people on the Internet.
decompress - (relajarse) to relieve the pressure on somebody; to relax.
firm - (empresa) company.
goblin - (trasgo) a monster from fantasy similar to, but smaller than, an orc.
guild - (gremio, cofradía) an association of people with similar gaming interests.
heartened - (animado) made more cheerful and/or confident.
keep (something) at bay - (mantener a raya) to control something and prevent it from causing problems for you.
listed firm - (empresa cotizada) a company whose shares are traded on a stock exchange.
nerd - (friki, empollón) geek; a foolish person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.
net profit - (beneficio neto) financial gain after expenses.
pit against - (enfrentar contra alguien) set in opposition or competition with each other.
pricey - (caro) expensive.
proliferation - (proliferación) a fast rise in the amount of something.
rise - (subir, ascender) to go up.
roll dice - (tirar los dados) to drop small cubes with spots or numbers on them (with numbers 1-6) on the table.
sex up - (hacer algo más interesante) to make something more interesting and exciting.
shares - (acciónes) portions of a company.
sort of - (más o menos, en alguna manera) in some way or other.
stock exchange - (la bolsa) a market in which parts of companies are sold.
tabletop gaming - (sector de juegos de mesa) are games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface, such as board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames or tile-based games.
take up - (empezar un nuevo hobby o interés) to start a new hobby or interest.
uncool - (fuera de moda y poco impresionante) not fashionable or impressive.
unfathomably - (incomprensiblemente) in a way that's impossible to ever understand.

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