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overreact

reagovat přehnaně   v /ˌəʊvəriˈækt/  to be more worried, annoyed, or offended by something than you should be It’s important not to overreact to a perceived threat.

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antique

starobylý; starodávný * adj /ænˈtiːk/ old and valuable He's got a collection of antique postcards.

3

tempting

lákavý, vábivý   adj /temptɪŋ/ if it is tempting to do something, something seems like a good idea but is probably wrong It’s tempting to believe that they don’t want the job at all.

4

take (sth) up

začít s čím   phr /ˌteɪk ˈʌp/ to start doing something regularly as a habit, job, or interest Chris has taken up jogging.

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temptation

pokušení ** n U /tempˈteɪʃ(ə)n/  a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something, especially something that is bad for you The temptation to gamble is great, so he stays at home.

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selfish

sobecký; egocentrický * adj /ˈselfɪʃ/ thinking only about yourself and not caring about other people I decided to go for purely selfish reasons.

7

weapon

zbraň *** n C /ˈwepən/ an object that can be used to hurt people or damage property, for example a gun, knife, or bomb The murder weapon still hasn’t been found.

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glamour

půvab; osobní kouzlo   n U /ˈɡlæmə(r)/ a special quality that makes a person, place, or situation seem very exciting, attractive, or fashionable Most other cities cannot rival Hollywood for glamour.

9

confess

přiznat (se) ** v /kənˈfes/ to admit something about yourself that you would not normally tell people because you are embarrassed about it or they could be disappointed by it I’ll have to confess that I made an exception with this one.

10

collectable

sběratelský   adj /kəˈlektəb(ə)l/ able to be collected or obtained The market specialises in collectable items.

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junk

harampádí * n C /dʒʌŋk/ old, broken, or useless things You should get rid of all that junk in your garage.

12

paintball

paintball   n /ˈpeɪntˌbɔːl/ an outdoor game in which people shoot each other using guns that fire pellets filled with paint You need to wear goggles when playing paintball.

13

impatient

netrpělivý * adj /ɪmˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt/ annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or in the way you want He's very ambitious and sometimes impatient.

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aficionado

nadšenec   n C /əˌfɪʃiəˈnɑːdəʊ/  someone who is very interested in something and knows a lot about it This coffee is regarded by aficionados as one of the world's finest.

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autograph

podpis; autogram   n C /ˈɔːtəˌɡrɑːf/ a famous person’s name that they sign for someone else to keep My mother got Frank Sinatra’s autograph in the 1970s.

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hooked

zahnutý; závislý   adj /hʊkt/ if you are hooked on something, you find it so attractive or interesting that you want to do it as much as possible I got hooked on Mozart.

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ghost

duch ** n C /ɡəʊst/ the spirit of a dead person that someone sees or hears Do you believe in ghosts?

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bargain

výhodná koupě/prodej/nabídka ** n C /ˈbɑː(r)ɡɪn/ something you buy that costs much less than normal You should be able to pick up a few good bargains.

19

lawn

trávník ** C /lɔːn/ an area of grass that is cut short, especially in someone’s garden I thought he was looking a bit lonely out there on the lawn all on his own.

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get hold of

sehnat   v /ɡet ˈhəʊld əv/ to get something that you need or want I’ve managed to get hold of some rather good wine.

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resist

odolávat; nepodlehnout *** v /rɪˈzɪst/ to stop yourself from doing something that you would very much like to do He was unable to resist the temptation of taking the wallet.

22

afterwards

potom; později *** adv /ˈɑːftə(r)wə(r)dz/ after something else that you have already mentioned I didn’t see her again until a few days afterwards.

23

after a while

po nějaké době   phr /ˌɑːftə(r) ə ˈwaɪl/ after a period of time Some of the stars signed a few autographs but after a while it became too dangerous for them.

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trespass

vstup/vniknutí (na něčí pozemek) bez povolení   v /ˈtrespəs/ to go into a place without the owner’s permission He was found guilty of trespassing on government property.

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gallon

galon (GB 4,5l; US 3,8l) * n C /ˈɡælən/ a unit for measuring an amount of liquid, especially petrol or water. In the UK, a gallon is equal to 4.55 litres. In the US, a gallon is equal to 3.79 litres. A gallon contains 8 pints or 4 quarts I've put a gallon of petrol in the car.

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convention

shormáždění; sjezd; kongres *** n C /kənˈvenʃ(ə)n/ a meeting that a lot of people belonging to a particular profession or organization go to in order to discuss things Chicago was chosen as the site for an international crime convention.

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get a taste for

příijít něčemu na chuť   phr /ɡet ə ˈteɪst fə/ to begin to like something Charlotte quickly got a taste for it and now spends every weekend running around with a paint gun in her hand.

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applicant

žadatel; uchazeč * n C /ˈæplɪkənt/ someone who applies for something, such as a job or a loan of money One job applicant who was obviously trying to make a good impression wrote that she had taken up blood-donating.

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give (sth) a try

zkusit něco   phr /gɪv ə ˈtrai/ to do something in order to find out what happens or to find out whether something is good, appropriate, effective etc. It was a colleague at work who first suggested that Charlotte Pullman should give paintballing a try.

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the good thing is

dobré na tom je, že   phr /ðə ˈɡʊd θɪŋ ɪz/ used for talking about the positive aspect of a bad thing or situation I have too much work at the moment, but the good thing is I'm making more money.