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role model

příklad; idol; vzor * n C /rəʊl ˈmɒd(ə)l/ someone whose behaviour is considered to be a good example for other people to copy She's a good role model for the kids.

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responsible for

zodpovědný za adj /rɪˈspɒnsəb(ə)l fɔː(r)/ if something or someone is responsible for a situation or event, they are the cause of it Phone companies are sometimes responsible for cold-calling.

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harmless

neškodný * adj /ˈhɑː(r)mləs/ not causing any harm Their wrestling was just harmless fun.

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meaningless

beze smyslu * adj /ˈmiːnɪŋləs/ without any clear purpose or importance My life seems meaningless since Eddie died.

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like-minded

stejně smýšlející adj /ˌlaɪkˈmaɪndɪd/ like-minded people, groups etc have similar tastes, interests, and opinions The conference is a chance to meet like-minded individuals.

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kidnapping

únos (člověka) n U /ˈkɪdnæpɪŋ/ the act of kidnapping someone Police said the group might have been responsible for the kidnapping.

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crusader

křižák n C /kruːˈseɪdə(r)/ someone who works hard for a long time to achieve something that they strongly believe is morally right We can now reveal that the identity of the caped crusader.

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vow

slib; přísaha v /vaʊ/ to promise that you will do something I vowed that I would never gamble again.

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have egg on (sb’s) face

cítit se trapně, protože něco nevyšlo phr /hæv eɡ ɒn ˈfeɪs/ to be embarrassed or appear stupid because something that you tried to do has gone wrong They found themselves out of pocket and with egg on their faces.

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vandalism

vandalismus n U /ˈvændəˌlɪz(ə)m/ the act of deliberately damaging or destroying things, especially public property He committed several acts of vandalism.

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spit

slina; plivat * v /spɪt/ to force some of the clear liquid called saliva out from your mouth They often behave like pigs: swearing, spitting, starting fights.

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fuel

palivo v  /ˈfjuːəl/ a substance such as oil, gas, coal, or wood that produces heat or power when it is burned. Coal and wood are sometimes called solid fuel What will you do if there is a shortage of food and fuel?

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citizenship

občanství * n U /ˈsɪtɪz(ə)nʃɪp/ the legal right to be a citizen of a particular country I’m applying for Canadian citizenship.

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firefighter

hasič n C /ˈfaɪə(r)ˌfaɪtə(r)/  someone whose job is to make fires stop burning and help people to escape from other dangerous situations Firefighters struglled for hours to control the blaze.

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handful

hrst; malý počet n C /ˈhæn(d)fʊl/ a very small number of people or things The game was dominated by a handful of players.

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sympathetic to

soucitný; nakloněný adj /ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk ˌtuː/ supporting a plan, action, or person A spokesman for the local police said they were always sympathetic to acts of good citizenship.

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anthropologist

antropolog n C /ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪst/ someone who studies human societies, customs and beliefs It is, say the anthropologists, natural for us to evaluate people in terms of the success they have achieved.

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liar

lhář n C /ˈlaɪə(r)/ someone who tells lies The best way to spot a liar is to look them in the eyes.

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impressionable

citlivý, vnímavý, tvárný adj /ɪmˈpreʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l/ someone who is impressionable is easily impressed and influenced by other people, usually because they are young and lack experience in life You worry about teenagers because they’re at such an impressionable age.

20

concrete

beton ** n U / adj /ˈkɒŋkriːt/ a hard substance used in building made by mixing cement, sand, small stones, and water The floors were made of concrete.

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smuggling

pašování n U /ˈsmʌɡ(ə)lɪŋ/ the practice of secretly and illegally taking goods or people into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money The tunnels were part of a huge smuggling operation.

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avatar

avatar; obrázek na obrazovce počítače, který představuje konkrétního uživatele n C /ˈævəˌtɑː(r)/  a picture on a computer screen that represents a particular computer user, especially one of several users who are having a conversation with each other on the Internet My avatar is a picture of a parrot.

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disc jockey

diskžokej, DJ n C /ˈdɪsk ˌdʒɒki/ someone who plays CDs and records in a club etc She's a disc jockey on Radio 1.

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tax declaration

daňové přiznání n C /tæks ˌdekləˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ an official written statement that you sign to show how much money you have earned and how much tax you have to pay You are one day late with your annual tax declaration.

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know no bounds

neznat mezí phr /ˌnəʊ nəʊ ˈbaʊndz/ to have no limits that affect and control what can happen or what people are able to do The sheriff’s cruelty knows no bounds.

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moped

moped n C /ˈməʊped/ a type of motorcycle with an engine that is not powerful and pedals like a bicycle She goes everywhere on her moped.

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screensaver

spořič obrazovky n C /ˈskriːnˌseɪvə(r)/ a computer program that makes the screen black or that shows a picture when the computer is on but not being used. It is designed to protect the screen from damage. I downloaded a new screensaver.

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nastiness

sprostota, ošklivost n U /ˈnɑːstinəs/ saying or doing unkind things to other people The villains are ranked in order of nastiness.

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obnoxious

nezvedený; nevychovaný adj /əbˈnɒkʃəs/ very rude, offensive, or unpleasant My son is an obnoxious child.

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telesales rep

prodejce po telefonu n C /ˈteliseɪlz ˌrep/ someone whose job is to sell the products or services of a particular company on the telephone She got a job last week as a telesales rep.