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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.

tempting

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

take (sth) up

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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.

temptation

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

selfish

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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.

weapon

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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.

glamour

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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.

confess

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

collectable

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

junk

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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.

paintball

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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.

impatient

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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.

aficionado

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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.

autograph

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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.

hooked

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

ghost

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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.

bargain

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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.

lawn

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

get hold of

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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.

resist

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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.

afterwards

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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.

after a while

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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.

trespass

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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.

gallon

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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.

convention

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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.

get a taste for

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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.

applicant

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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.

give (sth) a try

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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.

the good thing is

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svažovat se; sklon   v / n C /slɑːnt/ to be or move at an angle that is not 90 degrees, or to make something do this His handwriting slants to the right.

slant

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později   phr /ˌleɪtə(r) ɒn/ in the future, or after the time already mentioned I’ll come and see you later on.

later on