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cast a spell

očarovat phr /ˌkɑːst ə ˈspel/ to use magic to make something happen He casts powerful spells with his magic staff.

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brutality

brutalita n U /bruːˈtæləti/ extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel Nobody was prepared for the brutality of the attack.

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intent on

zaměřený na adj /ɪnˈtent ɒn/ determined to do something. This expression sometimes means that you do not approve of the thing that someone is determined to do National newspapers were so intent on publishing the story.

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staff

zaměstnanci n C /stɑːf/ a long stick used for making walking easier, used mainly in the past He does spells with a wooden staff.

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thug

lupič, bandita n C  /θʌɡ/ a man who is violent, especially a criminal They were just a group of mindless thugs.

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henchman

pravá ruka, věrný stoupenec n C /ˈhentʃmən/ a supporter of a powerful person, especially one who is willing to behave in an immoral or violent way Two of his henchmen carried out the killing.

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inconvenience

potíž; nepříjemnost n C  /ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns/ an annoying problem or situation, especially one that forces you to make an extra effort to do something We apologize for the inconvenience caused to passengers.

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caped

mající kapuci adj /keɪpt/ wearing a loose piece of clothing without sleeves that hangs from your shoulders We can now reveal that the identity of the caped crusader.

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purse

BrE peněženka; AmE kabelka * n C /pɜː(r)s/ a small bag in which a woman carries money The man had tapped her on the shoulder and returned the purse that she had lost earlier.

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soulmate

důvěrný/nejbližší přítel n C /ˈsəʊlˌmeɪt/ someone who you have a special relationship with because you share the same feelings, attitudes, and beliefs I'm looking for my soulmate.

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immortality

nesmrtelnost n U /ˌɪmɔː(r)ˈtæləti/ the fact of being immortal or being famous enough to be remembered for a long time Immortality is usually associated with vampires, gods and fairies.

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highlight

zlatý hřeb (čeho) * n C /ˈhaɪˌlaɪt/ the most exciting, impressive, or interesting part of an event The highlight of the trip was visiting the Great Wall of China.

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obsessed

posedlý * adj /əbˈsest/ considering someone or something as so important that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people This is a sign of a government obsessed with secrecy.

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gullible

lehkověrný, naivní adj /ˈɡʌləb(ə)l/ a gullible person is easy to trick because they trust and believe people too easily They take advantage of gullible tourists.

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confessional

zpovědní, konfesní adj /kənˈfeʃ(ə)nəl/  admitting to bad or embarrassing things that you have done The criminal wrote a confessional letter.

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cold caller

prodejce po telefonu n C /ˈkəʊld ˌkɔːlə(r)/ someone who phones or visits unexpecedly to try to sell something I absolutely hate being disturbed at home by cold callers.

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vengeance

pomsta, msta n U /ˈvendʒ(ə)ns/ the act of harming or killing someone because they have done something bad to you Both sides were locked in a cycle of violence and vengeance.

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cynical

cynický * adj  /ˈsɪnɪk(ə)l/ someone who is cynical believes that people care only about themselves and are not sincere or honest Do you have to be so cynical about everything?

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an all-time low

nejnižší bod, který byl kdy dosažen phr /ən ɔːlˈtaɪm ləʊ/ the lowest level that something has ever been at Members of the armed forces are highly respected but recruitment is at an all-time low.

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baddy

padouch, záporná postava n C /ˈbædi/ someone in a film or book who does unkind or illegal things The hero kills the baddies and escapes in a speedboat.

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aware of

(být si) vědom adj /əˈweə(r) əv/ knowing about a situation or a fact They’re aware of the dangers.

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grotesque

groteskní, bizarní adj /ɡrəʊˈtesk/ extremely ugly and strange He created a grotesque statue of the devil.

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glory

sláva; nádhera ** n U /ˈɡlɔːri/ admiration and praise that you get because you have done something impressive He dreams of destroying Potter by any means possible and returning to his full, former glory.

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on the rampage

rozběsněný phr /ˌɒn ðə ˈræmpeɪdʒ/ behaving in an uncontrolled way, especially when this involves damaging or destroying property over a wide area Alex and his gang go on the rampage, beating and murdering.

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sighting

pozorování n C /ˈsaɪtɪŋ/ an occasion when you see something, especially something unusual or something that you have been looking for There are many sightings of UFOs every year.

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cast

obsazení * n C  /kɑːst/  all the performers in a film, play etc She was a member of the cast of The Sound of Music for years.

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parade

jít v průvodu; stavět na odiv v /pəˈreɪd/ to publicly show something that you are proud of Gossip magazines and TV shows parade the stars before us.

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power-mad

posedlý touhou po moci adj /ˈpaʊə(r) ˌmæd/ if you are power-mad, you strongly desire the ability to influence or control other people Powerful, power-mad and extremely dangerous.

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patrol

hlídka * v /pəˈtrəʊl/ to move regularly around a place in order to prevent trouble or crime He patrols the town, sorting out life's little inconveniences.

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free from

svobodný, volný adj /ˈfriː ˌfrɒm/ not containing or involving something unpleasant The world of men and elves will never be completely free from his evil.