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gossip

klepy; šířit klepy n U /ˈɡɒsɪp/ conversation about unimportant subjects, especially people’s private lives I never listen to office gossip.

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dazzling

oslňující; úchvatný adj /ˈdæzlɪŋ/ extremely impressive Despite your own dazzling performance.

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sophisticated

kultivovaný; exkluzivní ** adj  /səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd/ complicated and advanced in design The police used highly sophisticated surveillance equipment.

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cold-calling

obvolávání potencionálních zákazníků n U /kəʊldˈkɔːlɪŋ/ making unexpected telephone calls or visits to try to sell something Phone companies are sometimes responsible for cold-calling.

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motorcycle courier

kurýr n C /ˈməʊtə(r)ˌsaɪk(ə)l ˌkʊriə(r)/ someone whose job is to deliver documents or packages on a motorcycle Motorcycle couriers are very familiar with all the short-cuts in their city.

96

book (sth)

zamluvit si ** v /bʊk/ to buy tickets, or to arrange to have or use something at a particular time in the future I’ll book a table for 8 o’clock.

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mugging

přepadení (na ulici) n U /ˈmʌɡɪŋ/ an attack on someone in a public place in order to steal their money, jewellery, or other possessions Mugging is on the increase.

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witness

svědek; být svědkem čeho ** n C /ˈwɪtnəs/ someone who sees a crime, accident, or other event happen Witnesses reported hearing two gunshots.

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gorgeous

nádherný; skvělý * adj /ˈɡɔː(r)dʒəs/ very beautiful She wore a gorgeous red and gold silk sari to the party.

100

spine-chilling

děsivý adj /ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪlɪŋ/ a spine-chilling story, book, film etc is very frightening She told us a spine-chilling ghost story.

101

headdress

pokrývka hlavy, pracný účes n C /ˈhedˌdres/ a decorated piece of clothing that someone wears on their head He's wearing a tribal headdress.

102

familiar with

obeznámen adj /fəˈmɪliə(r) ˌwɪð/ if you are familiar with something, you know about it because you have learnt about it or experienced it before The author assumes that his readers are familiar with certain basic concepts.

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estate agent

realitní agent n C /ɪˈsteɪt ˌeɪdʒ(ə)nt/ someone whose job is to help people buy and sell or rent property. The American word is real estate agent. We're going to contact an estate agent about putting the house on the market.

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emulate

usilovat, soupeřit, napodobit v /ˈemjʊleɪt/ to try to be like someone or something else, usually because you admire them It is a legal system that has been emulated all over the world.

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traffic warden

dopravní strážník n C /ˈtræfɪk ˌwɔː(r)d(ə)n/ someone whose job is to check that vehicles are legally parked A traffic warden gave me a parking ticket.

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vindictive

mstivý, pomstychtivý adj /vɪnˈdɪktɪv/ someone who is vindictive is cruel to anyone who hurts them and will not forgive them Divorced couples often become quite vindictive towards each other.

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primitive

primitivní ** adj /ˈprɪmətɪv/ at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology She spent time living with a primitive tribe.

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dutifully

svědomitě, oddaně adv /ˈdjuːtɪf(ə)li/ in a way that shows you are being careful to do things that other people ask or expect you to do Picking up litter and dutifully putting it in the rubbish bins.

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wicked

zlý; podlý * adj /ˈwɪkɪd/ morally wrong and deliberately intending to hurt people I knew that it was a wicked thing to do.

110

look up to

vzhlížet k někomu v /lʊk ʌp tə/ to admire and respect someone He’s a role model for other players to look up to.

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bikini

bikiny n C /bɪˈkiːni/ a swimming suit for women, with separate parts to cover the breasts and the lower part of the body The bikini was invented in 1946.

112

menace

hrozba; nebezpečí n C /ˈmenəs/ someone or something that is dangerous and likely to cause harm The escaped prisoners are a menace to society.

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parking ticket

parkovací lístek n C /ˈpɑː(r)kɪŋ ˌtɪkɪt/ an official document put on your car telling you that you have broken a rule about parking and must pay a fine You'll get a parking ticket if you stop here.

114

dodge

uhnout; uskočit v /dɒdʒ/ to avoid someone or something by moving quickly, especially so that something does not hit you or someone does not see you Shoppers had to dodge flying glass when the bomb exploded.

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unquestionably

nesporně adv /ʌnˈkwestʃ(ə)nəb(ə)li/ used for emphasizing how true something is, or for saying that most people believe it The syndrome is unquestionably fuelled by the media’s own obsession with celebrities.

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wizard

čaroděj; kouzelník n C /ˈwɪzə(r)d/ a man in stories who has magic powers He is a powerful wizard.

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pedestrian

chodec * n C /pəˈdestriən/  someone who is walking, especially in a town or city, instead of driving or riding The area is open to cyclists and pedestrians.

118

cutting

jedovatý; kousavý adj /ˈkʌtɪŋ/ a cutting remark is cruel and intended to upset someone In an all-American cast, the Sheriff’s cutting British accent marks him out as the perfect villain.

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superhero

super hrdina n C ˈsuːpə(r)ˌhɪərəʊ/  a character in a comic strip (=story told in pictures), film etc who has special powers that can be used for saving people and fighting against evil Who is your favourite superhero?

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satin

satén adj /ˈsætɪn/ a very smooth shiny cloth that is used for making expensive clothes She's wearing a satin dress.