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    Hi,
    I'm having difficulties translating "muros escuálidos" in the following sentence: "Del templo del oráculo de Amón, en el oasis de Siwa sólo quedan hoy muros escuálidos"

    I was wondering if any natives could clarify the meaning of 'escuálido' in this context because the DRAE has two dictionary definitions:

    escuálido, da.
    (Del lat. squalĭdus).


    1. adj. Flaco, macilento.

    2. adj. Sucio, asqueroso

    Thanks a million!
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    Hi userfriend,
    yes, the idea is that they are thin and "worn down".
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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    Thanks a million Sandra!

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    you're welcome!
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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