All my hopes of winning the scholarship withered when I found out Diego got higher grades than I did.Todas mis esperanzas de ganar la beca se devanecieron cuando me enteré de que Diego tuvo mejores calificaciones que yo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
When my brother spoke out of turn, our mother withered him with a look and he shut up instantly.Cuando mi hermano habló fuera de tono, nuestra madre lo fulminó con una mirada y él se calló al instante.
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