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Dexterous
diestro

Showing or having skill, especially with the hands.

"Kristoff was dexterous when it came to harvesting ice."

Previous words...
Word Meaning Spanish Date
DexterousShowing or having skill, especially with the hands.diestro17 Jul 2022
ObstinateStubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or choice of actions.obstinado10 Jul 2022
Exorbitantunreasonably highexorbitante03 Jul 2022
Ingratiatebring oneself into favour with someone by flattering or trying to please them.congraciarse26 Jun 2022
NefariousWicked or criminal.nefario19 Jun 2022
Ramificationa complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.ramificacion12 Jun 2022
LethargicParticularly tired and slow.letargico05 Jun 2022
TenaciousStubborn, refusing to give up.tenaz22 May 2022
IconoclastA person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions as they believe they are based on error or superstition.iconoclasta15 May 2022
ArcaneKnown or understand by very fewarcano08 May 2022
PanacheFlamboyant and dramatic confidence of style or manner.garbo01 May 2022
AvariciousExtreme greed for richesavaro24 Apr 2022
BrazenTo be shameless and bold in the way you behave.descarado17 Apr 2022
AcquiesceTo do what you are told without protestconsentir27 Mar 2022
AbhorTo detest utterly (to really hate)aborrecer20 Mar 2022
CallowInexperienced or immatureimberbe13 Mar 2022
Aberrationa departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.aberracion06 Mar 2022
NostalgicExperiencing a deep longing for the past.nostalgico27 Feb 2022
FacetiousTreating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.jocoso20 Feb 2022
MegalomaniacA person who is obsessed with their own power.megalomano06 Feb 2022
AllegationA claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.alegacion06 Feb 2022
PretentiousAttempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.presumido30 Jan 2022
OdiousExtremely unpleasant, repulsive.odioso23 Jan 2022
SegregationThe action or state of setting someone or something apart from others.segregacion16 Jan 2022
InhibitionA feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.inhibicion02 Jan 2022
InherentExisting in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.inherente19 Dec 2021
MaliceThe desire to harm someone; ill will.malicia12 Dec 2021
PeripeteiaA sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances.peripecia05 Dec 2021
ProvokeStimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone.provocar28 Nov 2021
RavenousExtremely hungry.famelico21 Nov 2021
DubiousFraught with uncertainty or doubtdudoso14 Nov 2021
MicrocosmA community, place, or situation regarded as summarising in miniature the characteristics of something much larger.microcosmo07 Nov 2021
SuperfluousUnnecessary, especially through being more than enough.superfluo24 Oct 2021
AmbiguousUnclear, without an obvious meaning.ambiguo17 Oct 2021
JauntyHaving a lively, cheerful and self-confident manner.garboso10 Oct 2021
IncendiaryDesigned to cause firesincendiario03 Oct 2021
DeportmentA person's behaviour or manners.comportamiento19 Sep 2021
EpiphanyA moment of sudden revelation.epifania12 Sep 2021
SolitudeAlone, a state of isolation.soledad08 Sep 2021
SuccourAssistance and support in times of hardship and distress.socorro29 Aug 2021
preposterousvery silly or stupidabsurdo12 Jul 2021
quintessentialthe most typical example or most important part of somethingprototípico05 Jul 2021
tangiblecapable of being touchedtangible28 Jun 2021
palpable so obvious that it can easily be seen or known, or (of a feeling) so strong that it seems as if it can be touched or physically feltpalpable21 Jun 2021
encapsulateto summarise or condensesintetizar14 Jun 2021
contradictory if two or more facts, pieces of advice, etc. are contradictory, they are very different from each othercontradictorio07 Jun 2021
ostentatioustoo obviously showing your money, possessions, or power, in an attempt to make other people notice and admire youostentoso24 May 2021
loquacioustending to talk a great deal; talkative locuaz17 May 2021
sagacioushaving or showing understanding and the ability to make good judgmentsservil10 May 2021
marginalise to treat someone or something as if they are not importantmarginar03 May 2021
frantic almost out of control because of extreme emotion, such as worryfrenético 26 Apr 2021
fumbleto do something awkwardly, especially when using your handshacer algo torpemente / hurdar19 Apr 2021
integralnecessary and important as a part of a wholeesencial29 Mar 2021
elatedextremely happy and excited, often because something has happened or been achievedalegrar22 Mar 2021
engrossif something engrosses you, it is so interesting that you give it all your attentioncautivar15 Mar 2021
hysteriaextreme fear, excitement, anger, etc. that cannot be controlledhisteria08 Mar 2021
obligatoryif something is obligatory, you must do it because of a rule or lawobligatorio01 Mar 2021
fastidous giving too much attention to small details and wanting everything to be correct and perfectexigente22 Feb 2021
liberalrespecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviourliberal08 Feb 2021
ravenousextremely hungryhambriento01 Feb 2021
nonchalant feeling or appearing casually calm or realxed despreocupado25 Jan 2021
conveymake an idea known or understandableexpresar18 Jan 2021
imply indicate the truth or existence of something by suggestioninsinuar11 Jan 2021
fundemental a basic rule or principle; an essential part fundamental04 Jan 2021
evaluate to judge how good something is and have an opinion on itevaluar14 Dec 2020
recognition public respect and thanks for someone's achievements.reconocimiento07 Dec 2020
controversyan argument about something that involves many peoplepolémica 30 Nov 2020
conform to follow the rules and to behave in ways expected by othersajustarse23 Nov 2020
manipulate to handle something skillfully, or to control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly.manipular16 Nov 2020
coherenteasy to understand because something is clear, logical and fits togethercoherente09 Nov 2020
ambiguous having more than one possible answer; not clear ambiguo02 Nov 2020
altruistic helping and caring for others with no advantage for you altruista19 Oct 2020
integritybeing honest and having strong moral principlesintegridad12 Oct 2020
tenacious tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely.tenaz05 Oct 2020
intrepidfearless; adventurousintrépido 28 Sep 2020
ambitious having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.ambicioso21 Sep 2020
optimistic being hopeful and confident about the future.optimista14 Sep 2020
compassionFeeling sympathetic for someone and having a desire to help themcompasión 07 Sep 2020
empathythe ability to understand other people's feelings and problems empatía 31 Aug 2020
perceptibleable to be seen or noticed.perceptible19 Jul 2020
poetryliterary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythmpoesía12 Jul 2020
tangibleperceptible by touch.tangible05 Jul 2020
vagueof uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning, thinking or communicating in an unfocused or imprecise wayvaga28 Jun 2020
nuancea subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitudematiz21 Jun 2020
furtivesneaky or slyfurtiva14 Jun 2020
synonymous closely associated with or suggestive of somethingsinónima07 Jun 2020
denotationthe literal meaning of a word, rather than the feelings or ideas that the word suggestsdenotación24 May 2020
foreshadowa literary device where a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the storypresagiar17 May 2020
hyperbolewhen something is over-exaggerated for effecthipérbole10 May 2020
analogy0analogía03 May 2020
oxymorona phrase that contradicts itself: used in writing for effectoxímoron26 Apr 2020
imperativewhen something is vital or very importantimperativa19 Apr 2020
implicitwhen something is suggested, rather than clearly statedimplícita29 Mar 2020
juxtapositionwhen two things are placed close together so they can be compared or contrasted (usually within writing)yuxtaposición22 Mar 2020
empathythe ability to idenitfy with another person's feelingsempatía15 Mar 2020
eloquentto express yourself powerfully and clearlyelocuente08 Mar 2020
coherentif something is coherent it is logical and clearcoherente01 Mar 2020
amiablethe quality of being friendly or good-naturedamable23 Feb 2020
Significancethe quality of being worthy of attention; importance.significado09 Feb 2020
Consequencea result or effectconsecuencia02 Feb 2020
contrast0contraste26 Jan 2020
compareestimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between.comparar19 Jan 2020
evaluateform an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess. evaluar12 Jan 2020
analyseexamine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret it.analizar05 Jan 2020
explainmake (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts.explique15 Dec 2019
describegive a detailed account in words of something.describir08 Dec 2019
Connotation0Connotación01 Dec 2019
venerableaccorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.venerable24 Nov 2019
acquiesceaccept something reluctantly but without protest.ceder17 Nov 2019
vociferousexpressing or characterized by vehement opinions; loud and forceful.vociferante10 Nov 2019
meticulousshowing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.meticulosa03 Nov 2019
diligenthaving or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or dutiesdiligente20 Oct 2019
avariceextreme greed for wealth or material gain.avaricia13 Oct 2019
alacritybrisk and cheerful readiness. prontitud06 Oct 2019
fractious0díscolo/a29 Sep 2019
superfluousunnecessary, especially through being more than enough.superfluo/a22 Sep 2019
ubiquitouspresent, appearing, or found everywhere.ubicuo/a15 Sep 2019
magnanimousgenerous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person.magnánimo/a08 Sep 2019
apoplecticOvercome with anger; furiousapoplético/a01 Sep 2019
Effervescencevivacity and enthusiasm.Efervescencia14 Jul 2019
Cacophonya harsh discordant mixture of sounds.Cacofon07 Jul 2019
Comeuppancea punishment or fate that someone deserves.Recibir castigo justo30 Jun 2019
frivolousIf you describe an activity as frivolous, you disapprove of it because it is not useful and wastes time or money.frívolo23 Jun 2019
satireSatire is the use of humour or exaggeration in order to show how foolish or wicked some people's behaviour or ideas are.sátira16 Jun 2019
tangibleIf something is tangible, it is clear enough or definite enough to be easily seen, felt, or noticed.tangible09 Jun 2019
paramountSomething that is paramount or of paramount importance is more important than anything else.supremo02 Jun 2019
intrinsic If something has intrinsic value or intrinsic interest, it is valuable or interesting because of its basic nature or character, and not because of its connection with other things. intrínseco19 May 2019
ambiguous If you describe something as ambiguous, you mean that it is unclear or confusing because it can be understood in more than one way.ambiguo12 May 2019
garrulousIf you describe someone as garrulous, you mean that they talk a great deal, especially about unimportant things.gárrulo05 May 2019
perseverancePerseverance is the quality of continuing with something even though it is difficult.perseverancia28 Apr 2019
AtonementRestoring the relationship between people and God through the life, death and resurrection of JesusExpiación21 Apr 2019
SalvationSaving of the soul brought about by JesusSalvación31 Mar 2019
DenominationA subgroup of ChristianityDenominación24 Mar 2019
TrinityThe belief that god has three persons (the Father, the son and the holy spirit)Trinidad17 Mar 2019
OmnipotentAll powerfulOmnipotente10 Mar 2019
ResurrectionRising from the deadResurrección03 Mar 2019
IncarnationGod becoming man in Jesusencarnación24 Feb 2019
Resonant(of sound) deep, clear, and continuing to sound or reverberate.Resonante10 Feb 2019
Continuitythe unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over time.Continuidad03 Feb 2019
atrociousIf you describe something as atrocious, you are emphasising that its quality is very bad.atroz27 Jan 2019
ReparationsCompensation in money or materials payable by a defeated nation for damages to or expenditures sustained by another nation as a result of hostilities with the defeated nationRepeticiones20 Jan 2019
eloquentSpeech or writing that is eloquent is well expressed and effective in persuading people.elocuente13 Jan 2019
obliviousIf you are oblivious to something or oblivious of it, you are not aware of it.inconsciente de06 Jan 2019
Democracya system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.Democracia16 Dec 2018
exacerbateIf something exacerbates a problem or bad situation, it makes it worse.exacerbar09 Dec 2018
evocativeIf you describe something as evocative, you mean that it is good or interesting because it produces pleasant memories, ideas, emotions, and responses in people.evocador02 Dec 2018
Communisma theory or system of social organization in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs.Comunismo25 Nov 2018
Hydrosphereall the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.Hidrosfera18 Nov 2018
detrimentalSomething that is detrimental to something else has a harmful or damaging effect on it.perjudicial11 Nov 2018
pivotal A pivotal role, point or figure in something is one that is very important and affects the success of that thing.esencial04 Nov 2018
Conurbationan extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city.Conurbación28 Oct 2018
Censorshipthe suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.Censura14 Oct 2018
Dictatorshipgovernment by a dictator.Dictadura07 Oct 2018
Genocidethe deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.Genocidio30 Sep 2018
Hindermake it difficult for (someone) to do something or for (something) to happen.Impedir23 Sep 2018
Superstitioushaving or showing a belief in superstitions.Supersticioso16 Sep 2018
Accomplishachieve or complete successfully.Realizar09 Sep 2018
Tabula Rasaan absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate.Tabula Rasa02 Sep 2018
lucidexpressed clearly; easy to understandcoherente15 Jul 2018
halcyondenoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.pasado feliz08 Jul 2018
freneticfast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled wayfrenético01 Jul 2018
placatemake (someone) less angry or hostile.aplacar24 Jun 2018
pugnaciouseager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.pugnaz17 Jun 2018
prodigiousremarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.ingente10 Jun 2018
austeresevere or strict in manner or attitudeestricto03 Jun 2018
altruismdisinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.altruismo20 May 2018
diminutiveextremely or unusually small.diminuto13 May 2018
temporalrelating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.temporal 06 May 2018
nebulousvague or ill-defined.nebuloso (fig) 29 Apr 2018
plethoraa large or excessive amount of something.plétora22 Apr 2018
innocuousnot harmful or offensive.inocuo15 Apr 2018
haughtyarrogantly superior and disdainful.altivo25 Mar 2018
hubrisexcessive pride or self-confidence.orgullo desmedido18 Mar 2018
divisivetending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.divisorio11 Mar 2018
demurereserved, modest, and shy.modesto04 Mar 2018
precariousnot securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.precario25 Feb 2018
deciduous(of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually.caducifolio18 Feb 2018
gratuitous(of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually.arbitrario04 Feb 2018
embellishmake (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or featuresembellecer28 Jan 2018
salientmost noticeable or important.saliente21 Jan 2018
episodicoccurring occasionally and at irregular intervals.episódico14 Jan 2018
integritythe quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.honestidad07 Jan 2018
quellsubdue or silence (someone).reprimir 31 Dec 2017
tenacioustending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closelytenaz10 Dec 2017
freneticfast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.frenético03 Dec 2017
vermilliona brilliant red pigment made from mercury sulphide (cinnabar).bermellón26 Nov 2017
cantankerousbad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperativegruñón19 Nov 2017
chinwaga chat.charlatán 12 Nov 2017
lucidexpressed clearly; easy to understandcoherente05 Nov 2017
vimenergy; enthusiasmvitalidad 29 Oct 2017
estivalbelonging to or appearing in summer.estival15 Oct 2017
interdigitateinterlock like the fingers of two clasped hands.se intercalan08 Oct 2017
divagatewandered aboutdivagar01 Oct 2017
gobsmackedutterly astonished; astounded.patidifuso24 Sep 2017
phenologythe study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal lifefenología 17 Sep 2017
ameliorate make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.mejorarse10 Sep 2017
glocaladapting international products to local culturesglocal03 Sep 2017
obviateremove (a need or difficulty); avoid or prevent (something undesirable)evitar16 Jul 2017
forthwithimmediately; without delay(ahorita)09 Jul 2017
gormlesslacking sense or initiative; foolish(menso)02 Jul 2017
zoogenicproduced or caused by animals e.g. zoogenic erosionorogénico25 Jun 2017
mugwumpa person who remains aloof or independent, especially from party politics(apolítico)18 Jun 2017
tickety-booin good order; fineno literal translation11 Jun 2017
pierianof or relating to the region of Pieria in ancient Macedonia or to the Muses who were once worshipped therepieriano04 Jun 2017
comityan association of nations for their mutual benefit; courtesy and considerate behaviour towards otherscomité21 May 2017
onomatopoeiaa word that mimics the sound of the object or action it refers to e.g. cuckoo, meow, boomonomatopeya14 May 2017
antidiluvianof or belonging to the time before the biblical Flood; ridiculously old-fashionedantediluviano07 May 2017
heuristicinvolving or serving as an aid to learning, discovery, or problem-solving by experimental and especially trial-and-error methodsheurístico30 Apr 2017
vexillologythe scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in generalvexiología23 Apr 2017
alliaceousrelating to or denoting plants of a group that comprises the onions and other alliumsaliáceo16 Apr 2017
jamboreea large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous onejuerga26 Mar 2017
nonpareilsomeone or something that is beyond compare, an absolute model of perfection of a particular thingsin par19 Mar 2017
zeitgebera rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body's circadian rhythmstemporizadores12 Mar 2017
snigletany word coined for something that has no specific name(cachibache)05 Mar 2017
ossifyturn into bone or bony tissue; cease developing; stagnateosificarse26 Feb 2017
discombobulatedisconcert or confuse (someone)discombobulate19 Feb 2017
exuberantfull of energy, excitement, and cheerfulnessexuberante05 Feb 2017
isometrica method for visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions in technical and engineering drawings; a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contractionisométrica29 Jan 2017
resilientable to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed(resistente)22 Jan 2017
veracityconformity to facts; accuracyveracidad15 Jan 2017
perspectivea particular way of considering something; in the graphic arts is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eyeperspectiva08 Jan 2017
salubriousa fancy way to describe something that's good for you or is generally favorable to mind or body, but it need not be limited to describing healthy foods or liquidssaludable01 Jan 2017
gallivantingTo roam about in search of pleasure or amusement(rondar) 11 Dec 2016
peculiardifferent to what is normal or expected; strange.peculiar04 Dec 2016
voraciouswanting or devouring great quantities of foodvoraz27 Nov 2016
pictograma pictorial symbol for a word or phrasepictograma20 Nov 2016
telosan end or purposetelos13 Nov 2016
0fried quickly in a little hot fatsaltear06 Nov 2016
quaffdrink (something, especially an alcoholic drink) heartily(empinarse)30 Oct 2016
flamboyantending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishnessextravagante16 Oct 2016
phosphorescent0fosforescente09 Oct 2016
virtuoushaving or showing high moral standardsvirtuoso02 Oct 2016
virtuoushaving or showing high moral standardsvirtuoso02 Oct 2016
courteouspolite, respectful, or considerate in mannercortés25 Sep 2016
courteouspolite, respectful, or considerate in mannercortés25 Sep 2016
thermochromic0termocrómico18 Sep 2016
thermochromic0termocrómico18 Sep 2016
intellectualrelating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated ideasintelectual11 Sep 2016
intellectualrelating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated ideasintelectual11 Sep 2016
utilitariandesigned to be useful or practical rather than attractiveutilitario04 Sep 2016
utilitariandesigned to be useful or practical rather than attractiveutilitario04 Sep 2016
aptitudea natural ability to do somethingaptitud10 Jul 2016
aspirationalaiming to improve or betteraspiracional03 Jul 2016
utopiaan ideal community or societyutopía26 Jun 2016
dystopiaa community or society that is undesirable or frighteningdistopía19 Jun 2016
hyperboleExtravagant exaggerationhipérbole12 Jun 2016
benevolentShowing or motivated by sympathy and understanding.benevolente05 Jun 2016
fortitudeCourage; bravery; strength of mind.fortaleza29 May 2016
fortitudeCourage; bravery; strength of mind.fortaleza22 May 2016
integrityThe quality of being honest and having moral principles; the state of being undivided and whole.integridad15 May 2016
lethargicSluggish; slow; inactive.letárgico08 May 2016
lucidTransparently clear; easily understandable.lúcido01 May 2016
rambunctiousNoisy and lacking restraint or discipline.no literal translation24 Apr 2016
sereneCalm; not agitated; peaceful.sereno17 Apr 2016
tenaciousStubbornly unyielding; to keep a firm hold of something.tenaz10 Apr 2016
xenophobiaA fear of foreigners or strangersxenofobia03 Apr 2016
xenophobiaA fear of foreigners or strangersxenofobia27 Mar 2016
xenophobiaA fear of foreigners or strangersxenofobia20 Mar 2016
obscureNot discovered or known about; not clearly expressed or easily understoodoscuro13 Mar 2016
ominousGiving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happenominoso06 Mar 2016
verdantGreen with grass or other vegetationverdeante28 Feb 2016
imminentAbout to happeninminente21 Feb 2016
hastenTo cause to hurry upno literal translation07 Feb 2016
acumenThe ability to make good decisionsla agudeza31 Jan 2016
flummoxTo confuseno literal translation24 Jan 2016
affableBeing pleasant and at ease with talking to othersafable17 Jan 2016
eruditeLearned; well-instructed; intelligenterudito10 Jan 2016
altruismUnselfish behavior and interest in the welfare of othersaltruismo03 Jan 2016
incongruousnot fitting in with its surroundingsno literal translation13 Dec 2015
repudiaterefuse to accept or be associated withrepudiar06 Dec 2015
incipientin an initial stage; beginning to happen or developIncipiente29 Nov 2015
voraciouswanting or devouring great quantities of foodVoraz22 Nov 2015
nuancea subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or soundno literal translation15 Nov 2015
avidhaving or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for somethingÁvido08 Nov 2015
adroitclever or skillful in using the hands or mindno literal translation01 Nov 2015
plethoraa large or excessive amount of (something)Plétora25 Oct 2015
intrepidfearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect)Intrépido18 Oct 2015
reticentnot revealing one's thoughts or feelings readilyReticente11 Oct 2015
infinitesimalextremely smallInfinitesimal04 Oct 2015
mellifluous (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hearMelifluo27 Sep 2015
incontrovertible not able to be denied or disputedIncontrovertible20 Sep 2015
fortitudecourage in pain or adversityFortaleza13 Sep 2015
resiliencethe capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughnessno literal translation06 Sep 2015