«Scorching» (abrasador), the adjective, you may know. Sometimes we have a very hot day (hace un calor tremendo) or scorching day. You might say that the day is a scorcher (día abrasador).
On a scorching day the sand on the beach is scorching (que quema).
The EU attempted to take some of the Covid vaccines that Britain had ordered and paid for last year. A lot of journalists accused the EU of acting like a despot (déspota). The EU had to back down (…tenía que echarse atrás en…).