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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.

know no bounds

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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.

moped

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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.

screensaver

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

nastiness

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

obnoxious

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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.

telesales rep

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

cast a spell

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

brutality

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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.

intent on

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

staff

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

thug

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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.

henchman

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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.

inconvenience

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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.

caped

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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.

purse

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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.

soulmate

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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.

immortality

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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.

highlight

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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.

obsessed

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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.

gullible

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

confessional

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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.

cold caller

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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.

vengeance

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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?

cynical

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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.

an all-time low

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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.

baddy

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

aware of

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

grotesque

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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.

glory

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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.

on the rampage