Flashcards in Deck 13 Deck (100):
= hard work, especially work that makes you feel physically tired
= to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats or violence
complicated and secret plans to get power or control or to gain an advantage
= an official process to discover the cause of someone's death
fratricide - fratricidal
bratobójstwo - bratobójca
= the crime of murdering your brother, or killing members of your own group or country
= to shake slightly, often because of strong emotion
zastanawiać się, wahać się
= to be uncertain what to do, or to change often between two opinions
the nuts and bolts
the basic practical details
- The nuts and bolts of making a movie.
= in a way that is suggested but not communicated directly
= great enthusiasm or eagerness
= a long, soft seat for two or more people, with a back and usually with arms
= to cover a chair or other type of seat with cloth and fill it with a soft substance
= the art of careful public speaking, using clear pronunciation and good breathing to control the voice
postawić w stan oskarżenia
= charge someone with treason or another crime against the state
- 'The governor was impeached for wrongful use of state money.'
= a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders
= a series of connecting underground passages and holes in which rabbits live
= a hole in the ground where a badger or a family of badgers lives
= to cover something, especially the face or body, with a veil
= a line of bushes or small trees planted very close together, especially along the edge of a garden, field, or road
denoting something mass-produced or lacking any distinguishing characteristics
- 'A row of cookie-cutter houses.'
to suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question
- 'Surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk.'
to comply with
= to act according to an order, set of rules, or request
- 'There are serious penalties for failure to comply with the regulations.'
not real, but made to look or seem real
- 'faux fur'
= speaking or writing in an ironic or insincere way; meant to be understood as a joke
a substance that pollutes
= to spread across or move away over a large area, or to make something do this
causing or having a very sharp feeling of sadness
= a container for holding liquids that has a handle and a shaped opening at the top for pouring
to call off
= to decide that something will not happen
wałęsać się, kręcić się
= to move slowly around or stand in a public place without an obvious reason
to turn up (somewhere)
= to arrive or appear somewhere, usually unexpectedly or in a way that was not planned
= something that encourages a person to do something
to whittle sth down
to gradually reduce the size of something or the number of people in a group
= a valuable object that has been given by older members of a family to younger members of the same family over many years
(adj.) used to decribe someone who behaves as if they are better than other people
of the nature of a nightmare; very frightening or unpleasant
= to add something to the end of a piece of writing
= long and careful consideration or discussion
= to prevent something from succeeding
bić (o sercu), rwać (o ranie), uderzać (o pulsie)
= beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm; pulsate
to bite off more than you can chew
to try to do something that is too difficult for you
= someone who has agreed to work for a skilled person for a particular period of time and often for low payment, in order to learn that person's skills
= sad and thinking about something that is impossible or in the past
the process of carrying out a search or investigation in the manner of a detective
to cut on
a dick, a prick
= causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because that thing or person is large, powerful, or difficult
disapproving a person without strong character, ideas, or influence
to vie - vying
rywalizować, ubiegać się
= to compete with other people to achieve or get something
- 'The two older children tend to vie with the younger one for their mother's attention.'
- 'The two groups of scientists are vying to get funding for their research projects.'
a precursor of a particular movement
a signaling or guiding device that emits light, such as a lighthouse
= a large branch of a tree
= very modern and using the most recent ideas and methods
to bide one's time
to wait calmly for a good opportunity to do something
= (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°
to yearn to/for sth
= to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have
(of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land)
to resonate with
= to be filled with a particular quality
to go after one's dreams
gonić za marzeniami
= to chase or follow one's dreams
= one of the small seeds of a fruit such as an apple or an orange
= a line where two things join, especially a line of sewing joining two pieces of cloth or leather
- 'The bags we sell have very strong seams, so they will last for years.'
to burst at the seams
If a place is bursting at the seams, it has a very large number of people or things in it
the first order of business
a situation or subject that must be dealt with before anything else
to gloss over sth
to avoid considering something, such as an embarrassing mistake, to make it seem not important, and to quickly continue talking about something else
trudny los, dola
= an unpleasant condition, especially a serious, sad, or difficult one
- 'Few of us can be unmoved by the plight of the refugees.'
showing strong feelings
- 'an ardent feminist'
ordinary and not special or exciting in any way
on the verge (of)
If you are on the verge of something or come to the verge of something, you are very close to experiencing it
(of air) with little oxygen
used to refer to a substance that causes cancer
to hit on the side
- 'The motorcycle turned the corner too quickly, and sideswiped a car coming towards it.'
bez trudu, chętnie
= quickly, immediately, willingly, or without any problem
to hone (to)
= 1. to make an object sharp
2. to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose
- 'His physique was honed to perfection.'
- 'The bone had been honed to a point.'
= gas in the stomach and bowels
to afflict (with)
= If a problem or illness afflicts a person or thing, they suffer from it
= a small, narrow crack or space, especially in the surface of rock
to keep someone in check
to keep someone or something under control
= a person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people
- 'She asked me to go to the cinema with her and Andrew, I think as a sort of chaperone.'
= mucus produced in the nose
przebojowy, charakterny, zadziorny
= active, forceful, and full of determination
a rule of thumb
= a practical and approximate way of doing or measuring something
to ring around
to circle something
- 'The children ringed around the post, dancing and singing.'
= late; not done or happening when expected or when needed
to eat your words
to admit that something you said before was wrong
= a room in a private house used for relaxing
the pleasant feeling of being united with other people in friendship and understanding
= plain or ordinary, but pleasant
a bedrock (of sth)
= the main principles on which something is based
a refuge [C/U]
= (a place that gives) protection or shelter from danger, trouble, unhappiness, etc.
a log cabin
chata z bali
= a small house made from tree trunks
to take to sth like a duck to water
to discover when you start to do something for the first time that you have a natural ability to do it
= (of a group of people) to move together, especially in an uncontrolled way
- 'As soon as the train stopped, they all piled in/out.'
= to formally praise someone or something
to cry yourself to sleep
to cry for a long time until you start to sleep
having two floors or levels
= avoiding excitement or great activity and usually calm and relaxed
- 'a sadate village'
= a large, open area of land, water, or sky
przewinąć do przodu
= If you fast-forward a recording, or if it fast-forwards, you make it play at very high speed so that you get to the end or a later part more quickly