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maskovaný adj /mɑːskt/ wearing a mask The store was held up by a masked gunman.

masked

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uctívání hrdinů n U /ˈhɪərəʊ ˌwɜː(r)ʃɪp/ strong admiration for someone, especially when this is extreme or unreasonable His hero worship turned into an all-consuming passion.

hero worship

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elf n C /elf/ /elvz/ a small imaginary person with magic powers He inhabits the world of men and elves.

elf/elves

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zlo; zlosyn; ničema * n C /ˈvɪlən/ the main bad character in a story, play, film etc. The main good character is the hero or heroine He’s just like the villain out of a James Bond film.

villain

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vražda *** n U /ˈmɜː(r)də(r)/  the crime of killing someone deliberately She is being charged with attempted murder.

murder

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vyhazovač n C /ˈnaɪtklʌb ˌbaʊnsə(r)/ someone whose job is to make certain that no one causes trouble in a bar or club, for example by not allowing particular people to come in I don’t suppose anyone’s going to stand up and defend nightclub bouncers.

nightclub bouncer

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

gossip

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

dazzling

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

sophisticated

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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.

cold-calling

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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.

motorcycle courier

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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.

book (sth)

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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.

mugging

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

witness

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

gorgeous

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

spine-chilling

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

headdress

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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.

familiar with

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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.

estate agent

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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.

emulate

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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.

traffic warden

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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.

vindictive

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

primitive

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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.

dutifully

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

wicked

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

look up to

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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.

bikini

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

menace

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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.

parking ticket

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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.

dodge