of/ insomething(of/in violence)recrudecimiento (masculine) dealgo(in demand/production)there's a general upsurge of interest in his workaumento (masculine) deor enalgohay un renovado interés por su obraExample sentences
- One of the reasons for the recent upsurge of ethnic violence is to be found in the failure of modern states to separate warring factions.
- The recent upsurge in violence had forced a decision to cancel the scheduled tour, Merriman said.
- Intercommunal fighting continued fitfully, with occasional upsurges of intense violence.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.