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nuisance

obtěžování; nepříjemnost * n C /ˈnjuːs(ə)ns/ something that is annoying and is a continuing problem These flies are a bit of a nuisance.

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scarlet

jasně červený * adj /ˈskɑː(r)lət/ bright red in colour She's wearing a scarlet evening dress.

3

face

směřovat; čelit *** v /feɪs/ to accept that a bad situation exists and try to deal with it Let’s face it, they are a serious nuisance.

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baron

baron, magnát n C /ˈbærən/ a man who is a member of the nobility. In the UK, a baron has lower status than most other members of the nobility. He was the second Baron Rothschild.

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silk

hedvábí; hedvábný ** n U /sɪlk/ thin smooth cloth made from the fibres produced by an insect called a silkworm He's wearing an elegant shirt made of pure Chinese silk.

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napkin

ubrousek n C /ˈnæpkɪn/ a piece of cloth or paper used for protecting your clothes and wiping your mouth and hands while you are eating Would you like a cloth napkin?

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lead

vodítko *** n C /liːd/ a long thin piece of material attached to a dog’s collar so that it can be controlled in a public place She had the job of doing basic training with the pups, getting them used to walking on a lead.

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guinea pig

morče n C /ˈɡɪni ˌpɪɡ/ a small animal with fur, short ears, and no tail. It is often kept as a pet We know that a hungry fox will break into hutches and eat pet rabbits and guinea pigs.

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ingratitude

nevděčnost n U /ɪnˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd/ behaviour or attitudes that show you are not grateful, especially when other people think you should be grateful He accused the United States of ingratitude.

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habitat

místo výskytu (zvířete, rostliny) * n C /ˈhæbɪtæt/  the type of place that a particular animal usually lives in or a particular plant usually grows in, for example a desert, forest, or lake It's a rare bird that is in danger of losing its natural habitat.

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earl

hrabě n C /ɜː(r)l/ a man with a very high social position in the UK He's the Earl of Essex.

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ferocious

dravý, prudký adj /fəˈrəʊʃəs/ violent and able to cause serious damage or injury Crocodiles are ferocious, cold-blooded killers.

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turkey

krůta; krocan * n C/U /ˈtɜː(r)ki/ a large bird similar to a chicken that has no feathers on its head and is often eaten at Christmas and Thanksgiving. The sound that turkeys make is called gobbling. Wild turkeys are native to North America.

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lose (your) temper

vypěnit phr /luːz ˈtempə(r)/ to suddenly become angry I'm sorry I lost my temper with you.

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vicious

zkažený; ničemný; surový * adj /ˈvɪʃəs/ extremely violent You have to be careful ’cos they can get quite vicious if they’re frightened or scared or something.

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opossum

vačice n C /əˈpɒsəm/ an animal found in North America and Australia with thick fur and a long tail. The mother carries her babies inside a pouch on her body. The opossum is the only marsupial in North America.

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inquisitive

zvědavý; zvídavý adj /ɪnˈkwɪzətɪv/ keen to learn about a lot of different things He's an intelligent and inquisitive young man.

18

hit it off

dokonale si rozumět phr /ˌhɪt ɪt ˈɒf/ if two people hit it off when they meet for the first time, they like each other I didn’t really hit it off with his sister.

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lovely

půvabný; příjemný *** adj /ˈlʌvli/ kind, pleasant, and easy to like He’s a lovely little boy.

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cold-blooded

chladnokrevný adj /ˌkəʊld ˈblʌdɪd/ deliberately cruel and showing no emotion He committed a cold-blooded murderer.

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pointless

zbytečný, bezvýznamný adj /ˈpɔɪntləs/ lacking any purpose or use It would be pointless to try and stop him.

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stick

hůl ** n C /stɪk/  a long, thin piece of wood that has been broken or cut from a tree He used to like riding on giant tortoises which he persuaded to advance by hanging a lettuce from a stick which he held in front of the tortoises’ nose.

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get rid of

zbavit se phr /ɡet ˈrɪd əv/ to take action that stops something annoying, unpleasant, or not wanted from affecting you We are not suggesting that we get rid of foxes altogether.

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blow (your) top

vybouchnout (vzteky) phr /bləʊ ˈtɒp/ to suddenly become very angry The boss will blow his top when he hears about this.

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leftovers

zbytky jídla n pl /ˈleftˌəʊvə(r)z/ the food that remains at the end of a meal after you have finished eating Keep the leftovers for tomorrow.

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mayor

starosta ** n C /meə(r)/ the most important elected official in a town or city The election of the mayor was usually a popular occasion.

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banish

vyhnat, vyhostit * v /ˈbænɪʃ/ to make someone go somewhere else Wine was poured and the children were banished to their rooms.

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docile

poddajný, poslušný adj /ˈdəʊsaɪl/ well-behaved, quiet, and easy to control Ann was a shy docile child.

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get on with it

pohnout (s prací) phr /ˌɡet ˈɒn wɪð ɪt/ to give your time to something and make progress with it My job’s over and the two of them can just get on with it.

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kitten

kotě * n C /ˈkɪt(ə)n/ a young cat Our cats had a litter of six kittens.