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pillage
saccheggio, razzia (especially during a war)
to-rekindle
riaccendere,ravvivare,risvegliare (anche fig)
to-heckle
“to interrupt a speaker at a public meeting by shouting remarks, insults etc at them”
hoard
scorta,riserva,provvista
to-embezzle
appropriarsi indebitamente di,sottrarre,malversare
to-aggrandize
“to increase the power or importance of someone or something when this is not deserved or reasonable”/ingrandire,aumentare,estendere
adamant
inflessibile,adamantino,duro,fermo
to upset the applecart
“rovinare i piani,mandare tutto all'aria”
contemptuous
sprezzante (e.g. of the authority)
high-strung
tesissimo,nervoso,eccitabile,emotivo (or highly-s.)
fickle
incostante, instabile, volubile, mutevole (also weather)
to-beset
assalire da tutti I lati,circondare (to be b. by enemies,difficulties,doubts)
meek
mite,mansueto,docile/remissivo,sottomesso,umile
weary
sfinito,stanco,affaticato/stufo,annoiato//stancante,faticoso/noioso
to-castigate
criticare duramente (sb for sth)/castigare
blunder
“gaffe”/errore grossolano,cantonata (to make a b.)
to-dupe
imbrogliare,ingannare,abbindolare (“to trick someone into believing something that is not true or into doing something that is stupid or illegal”)
to-shell
togliere il guscio,sgusciare (nut,peas)/bombardare,cannoneggiare (to bombard)
to-summon
convocare,citare (a comparire)/chiamare,far venire (waiter,fire brigade)