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1

dye

obarvit; barva; barvivo n C / v /daɪ/ a substance used for changing the colour of something such as clothing or your hair I've bought a bottle of hair dye.

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insulation

izolace n U /ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ material used for preventing heat, cold, noise, or electricity from passing through something Make sure that you have adequate loft insulation.

3

invariably

beze změny * adv /ɪnˈveəriəbli/ always, or almost always Victoria was invariably late.

4

furnishings

zařízení, vybavení n pl /ˈfɜː(r)nɪʃɪŋz/ such things as furniture, carpets, and curtains The wallpaper should match the furnishings.

5

blanket

přikrývka; deka ** n C /ˈblæŋkɪt/ a thick cover made of wool or another material that you use to keep warm in bed Soft furnishings, like blankets and cushions, will be particularly useful for the elderly.

6

take (sth) to pieces

rozebrat v /ˌteɪk tə ˈpiːsəz/ to separate something into its individual parts It looks like you’re taking the whole house to pieces!

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shortage of

nedostatek phr /ˈʃɔː(r)tɪdʒ əv/ a lack of something that you need or want Some countries are experiencing a shortage of clean water.

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barrier

překážka, bariéra ** n C /ˈbæriə(r)/ anything that prevents progress or makes it difficult for someone to achieve something Disability need not be a barrier to a successful career.

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pesticide

pesticid n C /ˈpestɪsaɪd/ a chemical used for killing insects, especially those that damage crops The trees have been sprayed with pesticides.

10

powder

prášek ** n U /ˈpaʊdə(r)/ a soft dry substance that looks like dust or sand The detergent is sold in both liquid and powder forms.

11

bring up

vychovat; začít hovořit o v /ˌbrɪŋ ˈʌp/ to take care of a child until he or she becomes an adult Millions of Americans look to her to tell them how to bring up their children.

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drive for

nadšení, elán; verva phr /ˈdraɪv fɔː(r)/ a big effort to achieve something, especially by a company or government The turn of the century was marked by the drive for super sizes.

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fertiliser

hnojivo n C /ˈfɜː(r)təˌlaɪzə(r)/ a natural or chemical substance added to soil in order to help plants grow The farm uses a lot of sacks of fertiliser.

14

gas-guzzling

(auto) které strašně žere adj /ˈɡæs ˌɡʌz(ə)lɪŋ/ a gas-guzzling vehicle uses a lot of fuel More and more of these gas-guzzling four-wheelers are finding themselves out on the streets with a For Sale sign in their windows.

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compatible

hodící se k sobě * adj /kəmˈpætəb(ə)l/ if one piece of computer equipment or software is compatible with another, they can be used together It is compatible with all the major phone manufacturers.

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backpack

ruksak; batoh n C /ˈbækˌpæk/ a rucksack He put his sleeping bag at the bottom of his backpack.

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make or break

buď a nebo (totální úspěch nebo nezdar) phr /ˌmeɪk ɔː(r) ˈbreɪk/ bringing either total success or total failure, and therefore very important It's a make-or-break decision for the manager.

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interest in

zájem o… phr /ˈɪntrəst ˌɪn/ a feeling of wanting to know about or take part in something The interest in healthier food will also mean that we will be eating more and more organic food.

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climate change

změna podnebí n U /ˈklaɪmət ˌtʃeɪndʒ/ the changes that are thought to be affecting the world’s weather so that it is becoming warmer The conference will address the problems of climate change.

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organic food

bio jídlo n U /ɔː(r)ˌɡænɪk ˈfuːd/ organic food or drink is produced using only a small number of artificial chemicals The interest in healthier food will also mean that we will be eating more and more organic food.

21

frustrated

znechucený; otrávený * adj /frʌˈstreɪtɪd/ feeling annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something Frustrated passengers have started to use other forms of transport.

22

supplement

přídavek; doplněk; dodatek ** n C /ˈsʌplɪment/ a pill or special food that you take or eat when your food does not contain everything that you need We’ll be eating seaweed supplements along with most of our meals.

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breeze

vánek ** n C /briːz/ a light wind It was a warm day but there was a gentle breeze.

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block

zablokovat ** v /blɒk/ to stop someone from going forward or making progress Explore the problems and barriers blocking the client's way.

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query

dotaz; otázka * n C /ˈkwɪəri/ a question that you ask because you want information or because you are not certain about something One of our staff will be available to answer your queries.

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recycle

recyklovat * v /riːˈsaɪk(ə)l/ to change waste materials such as newspapers and bottles so that they can be used again Japan recycles 40% of its waste.

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helmet

helma; ochranná přilba * n C /ˈhelmɪt/ a hard hat that you wear to protect your head He's wearing a motorcycle helmet.

28

throw a party

pořádat večírek phr /ˌθrəʊ ə ˈpɑː(r)ti/ to organize a party, especially in your own home Let’s throw a dinner party for him.

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make a difference

mít význam, vliv phr /ˌmeɪk ə ˈdɪfrəns/ to have an important effect on something, especially a good effect This scheme will certainly make a difference to the way I do my job.

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kilt

sukně skotského kroje n C /kɪlt/ a type of traditional Scottish clothing, similar to a skirt, worn by men. Kilts are made of woollen cloth in a pattern called tartan. He wore a kilt in MacIntosh tartan.