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stiff muscles

ztuhlé svaly n C /ˌstɪf ˈmʌs(ə)lz/ if you have stiff muscles, the muscles in your body are painful, for example because you have done a lot of exercise I have really stiff muscles.

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make (sth) up

vymyslet si phr /ˌmeɪk ˈʌp/ to invent a story, poem, etc. He made up a story for his children.

3

anti-smoker

proti kouření n C /ˌæntiˈsməʊkə(r)/ someone who is opposed to smoking The anti-smokers want to ban smoking in all public places.

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sniff

čichat; čenichat * v /snɪf/ to breathe in noisily through your nose, for example because you have been crying Amanda sniffed and wiped her nose.

5

squash

squash n U /skwɒʃ/ a game in which two players use rackets to hit a small ball against a wall. You play squash on an indoor area called a court You preferred dancing to running or squash.

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ache

bolest * v  /eɪk/ if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous pain there that is unpleasant, but not very strong Philip’s head began to ache.

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leftover

zbytek adj /ˈleftˌəʊvə(r)/ remaining after you have finished using the amount that you want or need What should we do with the leftover food?

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compensation

kompenzace ** n U /ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/  money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them She was awarded £2,000 compensation for her injuries.

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junk food addict

člověk propadlý rychlému občerstvení n C /ˈdʒʌŋk fuːd ˌædɪkt/ someone who eats a lot of junk food that is not healthy because it contains a lot of fat, salt, and sugar She's a real junk food addict.

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prescribe

předepsat (léky) ** v /prɪˈskraɪb/ if a doctor prescribes a drug or treatment, they say you should have it The drug should not be taken unless prescribed by a doctor.

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entitled

oprávněný; mající nárok adj /ɪnˈtaɪt(ə)ld/ if someone is entitled to something, they have a right to have it Mr Bowe is now entitled to compensation.

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bergamot

bergamotová silice n U /ˈbɜː(r)ɡəˌmɒt/ a herb with a slighly lemony smell and taste He chose a blend of lemon, bergamot and lavender for the central diffusion system.

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hot toddy

punč, grog n C /ˌhɒt ˈtɒdi/ an alcoholic drink made of whisky with hot water and sugar Let me make you a hot toddy.

14

deathbed

smrtelná postel n C  /ˈdeθˌbed/ a bed in which someone dies or is about to die He wrote her a letter when he was on his deathbed.

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aromatherapist

aromaterapeut n C /əˌrəʊməˈθerəpɪst/ someone who is trained to practise a health treatment in which oils with a nice smell are rubbed into your skin to make you feel relaxed Next came the aromatherapist, Jules.

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the outback

pustina n U /ðiː ˈaʊtˌbæk/ the large areas of land in Australia that are not used for growing crops and are far away from any city or town The threat of snake bites is one of the most common fears for people planning to travel in the outback.

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healing

uzdravení adj /ˈhiːlɪŋ/ making someone feel better after they have been ill or unhappy It has a healing effect on the body.

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hypnosis

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 put her under hypnosis.

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staggering

šokující adj /ˈstæɡərɪŋ/ extremely surprising Nobody expected the staggering success of the books.

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upset stomach

podrážděný žaludek n C /ˌʌpset ˈstʌmək/ if your stomach is upset, you have an illness that is affecting your stomach, usually caused by something that you have eaten or drunk I’ve had an upset stomach.

21

cordless

bezdrátový adj /ˈkɔː(r)dləs/ a cordless tool or piece of equipment works without being connected to the electricity supply I've just bought a cordless telephone.

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melodramatic

melodramatický adj /ˌmelədrəˈmætɪk/ behaving in a way that is too emotional or too serious There's no need to be so melodramatic.

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hypochondria

hypochondrie n U /ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndriə/ a mental condition in which someone worries a lot about their health and thinks that they are ill when they are not I'm afraid you're suffering from hypochondria.

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there’s a bug going around

hodně lidí je nakaženo phr /ðeə(r)z ə ˈbʌɡ ɡəʊɪŋ əˌraʊnd/ if there's a bug going around, a lot of people in an area or community are having the same illness at the same time I know there’s a bug going around at college.

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bin

popelnice; koš * n C /bɪn/ a container for putting rubbish in. A bin without a lid for paper or other dry rubbish is also called a waste paper basket and a large bin that is kept outside is also called a dustbin It’s time you threw those shoes in the bin.

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benefit

prospěch; užitek *** n C /ˈbenɪfɪt/ an advantage you get from a situation Consider the potential benefits of the deal for the company.

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vital

nezbytný; životně důležitý *** adj /ˈvaɪt(ə)l/ very important, necessary, or essential To be able to cope with change is vital for survival.

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claim

požadavek; nárok; tvrzení *** n C /kleɪm/ to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof The report claimed that hundreds of civilians had crossed the border to escape the fighting.

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heighten

zvýšit, zvětšit, zdůraznit v /ˈhaɪt(ə)n/  if something heightens a feeling or emotion, or if a feeling or emotion heightens, it becomes stronger An educational effort to heighten awareness about global warming is currently underway.

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deliver a baby

rodit dítě phr /dɪˌlɪvə(r) ə ˈbeɪbi/ to help a woman to give birth to a baby One in seven doctors are now refusing to deliver babies.