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spěchat   phr /ˌɪn ə ˈhʌri/ to do something or go somewhere quickly because you do not have much time A frail old lady steps in line ahead of them and claims that she is in a hurry.

in a hurry

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neposlouchat   v /ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ/ to deliberately do the opposite of what someone in authority has told you to do, or deliberately not obey a rule If you continue to disobey the rules, you will be punished.

disobey

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opatrnost ** n U /ˈkɔːʃ(ə)n/ careful thought and lack of hurry in order to try to avoid risks or danger We drove along the road with extreme caution.

caution

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neposlušnost   n U /ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiəns/ someone’s behaviour when they do not obey orders or rules Disobedience will not be tolerated.

disobedience

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statečný; odvážný ** adj /breɪv/ capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

brave

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vrcholit, kulminovat   v /ˈkʌlmɪneɪt/ to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation A series of financial disasters culminated in the collapse of the country’s largest bank.

culminate

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nížina; planina ** adj /pleɪn/ plain food is simple and does not have a lot of things added to it Plenty of stalls selling fried rattlesnake, rattlesnake kebabs, barbecued rattler, or just plain baked rattlesnake.

plain

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udělit; uložit (pokutu); přiznat (náhradu) *** v /əˈwɔː(r)d/ to give someone a prize or other reward because they have achieved something The prize is awarded annually.

award

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přiložený   adj /ɪnˈkləʊzd/ surrounded by something and separated from what is outside He has a fear of enclosed spaces.

enclosed

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zasloužit si ** v /dɪˈzɜː(r)v/ if you deserve something, it is right that you get it, for example because of the way you have behaved After five hours on your feet you deserve a break.

deserve

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bázlivý, strašlivý   adj /ˈfɪə(r)f(ə)l/ frightened Fearful parents kept their children indoors.

fearful

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léčit někoho *** v /triːt/ to use medicine or medical methods to cure a patient or an illness Vitamin deficiency can be properly diagnosed and treated by a doctor.

treat (sb)

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přemoci; (be ~) zmocnit se ** v /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈkʌm/  to succeed in dealing with or controlling a problem What can I do to overcome my fear of rejection?

overcome

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důvod; příčina *** n C /ˈriːz(ə)n/ a fact, situation, or intention that explains why something happened, why someone did something, or why something is true What was your reason for not liking the film?

reason

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hypnóza   n U /hɪpˈnəʊsɪs/ a very relaxed state in which you seem to be sleeping but can still react to someone else’s suggestions He was under hypnosis for about an hour.

hypnosis

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panika; zmatkovat ** n U / v /ˈpænɪk/ a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly She felt a moment of sheer panic.

panic

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(na)instalovat; (na)montovat ** v /ɪnˈstɔːl/  to put a piece of equipment somewhere and make it ready for use Crime has decreased since the security cameras were installed.

install

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letadlo *** n C /pleɪn/ an aircraft with wings and at least one engine Terrorists release two passengers from the plane.

plane

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zaspat   v /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsliːp/ to wake up later than you intended to Sorry I'm late. I overslept.

oversleep

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lidi; rodiče ** n pl /fəʊks/ people Folks can watch the snake handling shows throughout the day.

folks

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oběť *** n C /ˈvɪktɪm/ someone who has suffered as a result of the actions or negative attitudes of someone else or of people in general He was a victim of racism.

victim

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panovačný   adj /ˈbɒsi/ someone who is bossy keeps telling other people what to do, in a way that annoys them Don’t be so bossy!

bossy

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riskantní * adj /ˈrɪski/ involving the possibility of danger, harm, or failure I wouldn’t do it if I were you – it’s too risky.

risky

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zátah, razie, přehled, sehnání stád dobytka   n C /ˈraʊndʌp/ an occasion when animals or people are forced to gather together in one place The police conducted a round-up of suspects.

round-up

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chřestýš   n C /ˈræt(ə)lˌsneɪk/  a poisonous US snake that makes a noise that sounds like a rattle with its tail Rattlesnakes usually hunt at night.

rattlesnake

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riziko *** n C / U /rɪsk/ the possibility that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen Some people's fear of flying is far out of proportion to the actual risk it involves.

risk

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chřestýš   n C /ˈræt(ə)lə(r)/  a rattlesnake I was bitten by a rattler.

rattler

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svoboda; volnost *** n C /ˈfriːdəm/ the right to do what you want, make your own decisions, and express your own opinions You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.

freedom

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odvážný; statečný   adj /kəˈreɪdʒəs/ very brave and determined You've taken a courageous decision today.

courageous

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klidný díky ujištění ** adj /ˌriːəˈʃʊə(r)d/ made to feel less worried about something Feeling better informed, but not particularly reassured it was time to move on to Sweetwater.

reassured