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accolade - zaszczyt advent – pojawienie się, ndajejście to win acclaim zdobyć uznanie adversity – nieszczęście, przeciwienstwo losu affectation - udawanie altercation - sprzeczka angle – punkt widzenia apathy - zobojętnienie aftermath - następstwo amenity – udogodnienie, wyposażenie to be caught in the act zostać przyłapanym na gorącym uczynku; as an afterthought po namyśle, po zastanowieniu; array - asortyment to be foreign in appearance [person] wyglądać na obcokrajowca awe – respekt, podziw, trwoga asset - zaleta on the assumption that... zgodnie z założeniem, że...; aspiration - aspiracje
brim - brzeg breakthrough - przełom brief – zakres obowiązków bulk - cielsko brainwave – olśnienie chore – uciążliwy obowiązek , katorga camaraderie – poczucie koleżeństwa capacity - pojemnosć claim - rozczenie call – wołanie, głos commotion – zamieszanie, zgiełk concern - troska clutter - rupiecie to be under the command of sb [person] służyć pod dowództwem kogoś; [regiment] znajdować sie pod dowództwem kogoś; to pay sb a compliment powiedzieć komuś komplement clatter - stukać compassion – współczucie, litość it’s a comfort to know (that)... dobrze wiedzieć, że... to be in competition for sth rywalizować o coś conceit - zarozumiałość
bane - zmora disarray – zamęt, chaos banter - żarty despair - rozpacz boom – ożywienie gospodarcze backlash – gwałtowana reakcja, sprzeciw bother – kłopot, problem to make a dent in sb’s savings infml uszczuplić oszczędności kogoś; disgrace – wstyd, hańba in or at sb’s discretion według uznania kogoś decency - przyzwoitość disregard – brak poszanowania GB infml dat (procedure) the drill ogólnie przyjęta zasada downfall - upadek
aberration – odchylenie od normy affront - zniewaga acrimony – cierpkość, uszypliwosć affinity – podobieństwo, sypatia by his own admission według (jego) własnych słów, jak sam przyznaje
barrier - przeszkoda boon - dobrodziejstwo bout - atak build-up - przygotowania brink – skraj, krawędź
distaste – niesmak, wstręt, obrzydzenie get the drift? infml chwytasz?, kapujesz? infml distraction – zakłócenie spokoju to his/her dismay ku jego/jej przerażeniu to give sb his/her/their due oddać mu/jej/im sprawiedliwość; disservice – krzywda, szkoda expertise – kompetencje, znajomośc in my estimation w moim odczuciu or mniemaniu on the evidence of this document zgodnie z tym dokumentem excess – nadmiar, przesada excuse - pretekst to hold sb in high esteem darzyć kogoś wielkim szacunkiem; factor – czynnik flick – szybki ruch fallacy – błędne przekonanie/rozumowanie fuss – zamieszanie, awantura flaw - skaza fluke - fuks grievance – żal, skarga
we’ve got heaps of work to do mamy kupę roboty infml; we’ve got heaps of time mamy mnóstwo czasu hang-up hearsay - pogłoska hassle - kłopot to be in a tearing hurry GB bardzo się śpieszyć (to do sth żeby zrobić coś) host – chmara, mnóstwo highlight – główna atrakcja, punkt kulminacyjny with (the benefit of) hindsight z perspektywy czasu hunch - przeczucie hype – krzykliwa reklama to be in a huff być nabzdyczonym or naburmuszonym hurdle - przeszkoda by implication, the government is also responsible tym samym rząd jest również odpowiedzialny incidence – częstość występowania to be the spitting image of sb być do kogoś podobnym jak dwie krople wody or jakby skórę zdjął inclination - skłonność
knack - wprawa jumble - mieszanina jinx – przekleństwo, fatum junk - dziadostwo to give sb a jolt wstrząsnąć kimś (do głębi), zszokować kogoś kip – kimnąć się justification – usprawiedliwienie, uzasadnienie landmark – punkt orientacyjny litter - śmiecie that’s tough!, tough luck!, tough shit! vinfml a to pech! lapse – błąd, pomyłka to take the liberty of doing sth pozwolić sobie coś zrobić liability – kula u nogi, ciężar leeway – pole manewru, swoboda lull – chwila ciszy to get into mischief napsocić menace - zagrożenie misgiving – obawa, złe przeczucie mention - wzmianka mannerism – nawyk, zwyczaj on merit – według zasług to make a mess of the job spaprać robotę notion – myśl, pogląd nuisance - uciążliwość novice - nowicjusz
greed - chciwość to grudge sb sth (be reluctant to give) żałować komuś czegoś to have the guts to do sth mieć odwagę zrobić coś; to offer or provide a glimpse into sth pozwalać zrozumieć coś, dawać pojęcie o czymś wipe that smile/grin off your face! przestań się uśmiechać/szczerzyć zęby! he could tell at a glance that... na pierwszy rzut oka wiedział, że.. hardship – ubóstwo, bieda identity crisis n kryzys m tożsamości incentive – bodzieć, motywacja to act on (an) impulse działać pod wpływem impulsu; integrity - prawość note – nuta, ton innovation nerve - odwaga interval – odstęp, przerwa nap - drzemka my first instinct was to refuse moim pierwszym odruchem było odmówić instalment - rata outcome - wynik to take offence (at sb) obrazić się (na kogoś); to take offence at sth poczuć się urażonym czymś;
ordeal - męka oversight – przeoczenie, niedopatrzenie outrage – oburzenie, obraza objective - cel outlook - pogląd
prestige - prestiż to be in the process of doing sth być w trakcie robienia czegoś, właśnie coś robić you should take more pride in your appearance musisz bardziej dbać o swój wygląd pretence – pozory, udawanie
rumour - pogłoska in revenge for sth w zemście za coś as a result of sth na skutek czego simplicity - prostota scope - możliwość scale - skala scene - miejsce to be ahead of schedule wyprzedzać harmonogram; snooze - drzemka snag - szkopuł stack - sterta spare set – zapasowy zestaw he entered into the spirit of the occasion udzielił mu się nastrój chwili [network, system] być bardzo obciążonym; to take the strain [person] (more duties, work) wytrzymać obciążenie; a stroke of luck uśmiech losu; a stroke of bad luck pech; a stroke of genius przebłysk geniuszu straits – kłopoty, tarapaty standstill - zastój touch - odrobina trait - cecha we played cards to pass the time graliśmy w karty dla zabicia czasu thud – głuchy odgłos a taste of life in a big city smak życia w wielkim mieście to live or go in terror of sb/sth żyć w ciągłym strachu przed kimś/czymś [muggers, blackmail]; uproar - oburzenie welfare - dobro news value n wartość f materiału pod względem przydatności do publikacji I went to see her on a whim ni z tego, ni z owego poszedłem ją odwiedzić
to get into a panic wpaść w panikę or popłoch; spanikować infml (about sth z powodu czegoś) pace - tempo to draw/establish a parallel between sth and sth przeprowadzić paralelę/stwierdzić podobieństwo pomiędzy czymś a czymś; a pack of lies stek kłamstw peak – punkt szczytowy she can be a real pain ona może świętego wyprowadzić z równowagi at one’s peril na własne ryzyko pitfall – prblem, niebezpieczeństwo pitch – poziom, stopień plight – cięzki los/dola to come into play dać o sobie znać, wchodzić w grę in one’s power – wszystko co w czyjejś mocy to set a precedent stworzyć precedens praise - pochwała to be in a position to do sth być w stanie coś zrobi to take possession of sth Jur objąć coś w posiadanie [house, property]; Mil zająć coś [town, region] in preference to - zamiast to take the precaution of doing sth zrobić coś na wszelki wypadek to have or take priority over sth mieć pierwszeństwo przed czymś on purpose adv phr celowo, umyślnie; for a purpose celowo prerogative – prawo, przywilej
privilege – zaszczyt, honor don’t expect any help from that quarter nie oczekuj żadnej pomocy z tamtej strony quibble - zastrzeżenie quandary - rozterka quip – dowcipna uwaga I’ve done my quota wykonałem swoją normę by an odd quirk of fate dziwnym trafem reflection – refleksja, zastanowienie się remorse – wyrzuty sumienia relief - ulga regard - szacunek relation - związek rage – wściekłość, napad szału I’ll keep this leaflet for future reference zatrzymam tę ulotkę na przyszłość; for future reference, dogs are not allowed tak na przyszłość: tu nie wolno wprowadzać psów to make a racket robić harmider room - miejsce the root of the problem is a lack of trust źródłem tego problemu jest brak zaufania; resentment - uraza repercussions – reperkusje, konsekwencje I make it a rule always/never to do it mam taką zasadę, że zawsze to robię/nigdy tego nie robię
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