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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.

sighting

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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.

cast

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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.

parade

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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.

power-mad

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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.

patrol

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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.

free from

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zainteresovaný, zapojený adj /ɪnˈvɒlvd ɪn/ someone who is involved in something takes part in it The orange-suited Monkey Man has been involved in a number of incidents.

involved in

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předstírat; fingovat v  /ˈsɪmjʊleɪt/ to produce the features of something in a way that seems real but is not The delegates were shown computer models used for simulating battle conditions.

simulate

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pánské spodky n pl /ˈʌndə(r)ˌpænts/ underwear for men worn on the lower half of the body He put on a pair of underpants.

underpants

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namátkový; náhodný ** adj  /ˈrændəm/ chosen or happening without any particular method, pattern, or purpose They interviewed a random sample of voters.

random

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záchranář n C /ˈreskjuː ˌwɜː(r)kə(r)/ someone whose job is to save people from dangerous or unpleasant situations The most respected professionals are members of the armed forces, followed by rescue workers.

rescue worker

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únos (letadla apod.)) n U  /ˈhaɪˌdʒækɪŋ/ an occasion when someone illegally takes control of a vehicle, especially a plane, using violence or threats In a hijacking situation it is important to remain calm.

hijacking

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Zločin

Crimes

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temperamentní, elegantní adj /ˈdæʃɪŋ/ attractive and fashionable in an exciting way She was saved by the dashing young officer.

dashing

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ozbrojená loupež n C /ˌɑː(r)md ˈrɒbəri/ the crime of taking money or property illegally using a weapon He spent ten years in prison for armed robbery.

armed robbery

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odolávat; nepodlehnout *** v /rɪˈzɪst/ to not be affected or harmed by something The shelters are designed to resist heat and toxic fumes.

resist

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omezený adj /rɪˈstrɪktɪd ˌtuː/ only for the use of or only including particular people or purposes Monkey Man’s acts of goodness had been restricted to the kind of thing that any good citizen is expected to do.

restricted to

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daňový kontrolor n C /ˈtæks ɪnˌspektə(r)/ a government worker whose job is to check that people or companies are paying the right amount of tax Businesses are being warned to prepare for a call from the tax inspector.

tax inspector

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nenávist * n U /ˈheɪtrɪd/ a very strong feeling that you dislike someone or something very much Some people have a hatred of anything new.

hatred

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kapuce n C /keɪp/ a loose piece of clothing without sleeves that hangs from your shoulders A masked man in an orange suit, brown underpants and cape.

cape

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rub, zadní strana n U /flɪp ˌsaɪd/ the negative aspects of an idea, plan, or situation The flip side of the government’s economic growth policy is high inflation.

flip side

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zlý ** n U / adj /ˈiːv(ə)l/ a power that makes people do very bad and cruel things The story is about the struggle between good and evil.

evil

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zaujmout; vstřebat ** v /əbˈzɔː(r)b/ to learn and understand new facts, so that they become part of your knowledge Smith’s real power comes from his ability to absorb memories and power from his victims.

absorb

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minuta ** adj /maɪˈnjuːt/ very careful and detailed Our lawyer went over the contract in minute detail.

minute

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báječný * adj /ˈfæbjʊləs/ extremely good You look fabulous.

fabulous

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kulka; střela ** n C /ˈbʊlɪt/ a small piece of metal that is shot from a gun and causes serious damage to the person or thing it hits He was taken to hospital with a bullet wound.

bullet

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oddaný adj /dɪˈvəʊtɪd ˌtuː/ to use a particular amount of time or space for dealing with something The newspaper has begun devoting more review space to children’s books.

devoted to

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žalář n C /ˈdʌndʒ(ə)n/ a dark underground room in a castle that was used as a prison in the past They were held prisoner in the castle dungeons.

dungeon

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opovrhovat, pohrdat, štítit se v /dɪˈspaɪz/ to hate someone or something and have no respect for them I despised him for the way he treated his children.

despise

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smetí; odpadky * n U /ˈlɪtə(r)/ things such as pieces of paper that people have dropped on the ground in a public place, making it messy Picking up litter and dutifully putting it in the rubbish bins.

litter