ANGIELSKI - LEKCJA 61

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trębacz
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trumpeter
a jazz trumpeter
tuba kontrabasowa
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tuba
wciągająca (o książce)
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unputdownable
"Was it a good read?" "Oh, totally unputdownable - I finished it in two days."
wariacja (np. muzyczna)
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variation
There have been wild variations in the level of spending. / symphonic variations
altówka
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viola
instrumenty dęte
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wind instruments
Saxophones and flutes are wind instruments.
instrumenty dęte drewniane
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woodwind instruments
The clarinet, flute, saxophone, and bassoon are all woodwind instruments.
ksylofon
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xylophone
kanciasty
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angular
ziemisty, szary; blady
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ashen
Julie walked in, ashen-faced with shock.
posiniaczony
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black and blue
His arm was black and blue.
niebieskawy
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bluish
bluish-grey eyes
odlew, gips
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cast
niezgrabny, pokraczny
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clumsy
That's the third glass you've smashed this week - you're so clumsy!
kolos
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colossus
She has been described as the creative colossus of the literary world.
wklęsły
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concave
a concave lens
stożek
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cone
an ice cream cone
wypukły
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convex
a convex lens/mirror
wypukłość
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convexity
półksiężyc
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crescent
The moon was a brightly shining crescent.
przyciemniony
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dim
He sat in a dim corner of the waiting room.
zniekształcać
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distort
My original statement has been completely distorted by the media.
zniekształcenie
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distortion
a gross distortion of the facts
zmaleć, zmniejszyć się
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dwindle
The community has dwindled to a tenth of its former size in the last two years.
słaby, nikły
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faint
She gave me a faint smile of recognition.
niejasny, pokręcony
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garbled
There was a strange garbled message on my voicemail.
jaskrawy (o kolorze)
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garish
a pair of garish Bermuda shorts
blask, oślepiające światło
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glare
This screen gives off a lot of glare.
wyroby szklane
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glassware
a display/collection of ornamental glassware
skrzenie, migotanie (np. światła świecy)
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glimmer
The lights of the village were glimmering in the distance.
blask, połyskiwanie (odbitym światłem)
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glitter
Her diamond necklace glittered brilliantly under the spotlights.
błyszczący, połyskujący
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glossy
She has wonderfully glossy hair.
jaśnieć, żarzyć się, błyszczeć
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glow
A nightlight glowed dimly in the corner of the children's bedroom.
ziarnisty
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granular
a granular texture
granulka, rodzaj ziarna
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granule
coffee granules
zabarwienie, odcień
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hue
In the Caribbean waters there are fish of every hue.
najgłębszy
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innermost
This was the diary in which Gina recorded her innermost thoughts and secrets. The spacecraft will fly through the innermost rings of Saturn.
wyszczerbić
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jag
wyszczerbiony
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jagged
a jagged line/edge
równy (o powierzchni)
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level
miękka oprawa (książki)
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limp binding
pętla
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loop
nacięcie, karb
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notch
zaostrzony
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pointed
graniastosłup
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prism
czysty, nieskazitelny
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pristine
błękit kobaltowy
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royal blue
mienić się, migotać
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scintillate
mieniący się, błyszczący
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scintillating
półkole
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semicircle
zarys, sylwetka
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silhouette
otwór (np. na monetę)
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slot
plama
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smear
szarość, posępność, ponurość
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sombreness
olbrzymi, zdumiewający
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staggering
ciągły
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sustained
odcień, zabarwienie
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tint
barwiony, farbowany
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tinted
przezroczystość
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transparency
przezroczysty
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transparent
trapez
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trapezium
turkus (kolor)
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turquoise
mały
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wee
szerokość
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width
przypominający drewno (np. w smaku lub zapachu)
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woody
podziękowania autorskie
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acknowledgements
banał
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banality
oprawa (książki)
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binding
zwięzłość
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brevity
łącze szerokopasmowe
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broadband
potoczny (język)
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colloquial
konsekwentnie
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consistently
przekazać
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convey
credo
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creed
rozważać, zastanawiać się
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deliberate
zdecydowanie skrytykować
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denounce
przedstawić (np. na rysunku)
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depict
komputer stacjonarny; pulpit (na ekranie)
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desktop
okno dialogowe (w programie komputerowym)
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dialogue box
ucieleśniać
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embody
eseista
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essayist
przywoływać (np. wspomnienia)
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evoke
sztuki piękne
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fine arts
przypis, przypisy
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footnote
nagłówek (w gazecie)
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headline
zestaw słuchawkowy
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headset
szum (głośno o czymś)
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hype
nieczytelny
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illegible
znakomity, słynny
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illustrious
uwiecznić
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immortalize
częstotliwość, zasięg
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incidence
nieopisany
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indescribable
wgląd
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insight
obwoluta
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jacket
czytelny
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legible
pasek menu (w programie komputerowym)
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menu bar
rozwijane menu (w programie komputerowym)
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pull-down menu
kwintesencja
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quintessence
zachwycać się (np. koncertem)
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rave
połączyć ponownie
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reconnect
związek (np. z tematem)
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relevance
poprawiony (np. o wydaniu)
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revised
przesiać; przeszukać (informacje)
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sift
grzbiet książki
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spine
dodatek, uzupełnienie
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supplement
streszczenie
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synopsis
brukowiec (gazeta)
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tabloid
nie do odczytania, nieczytelny
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unreadable
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upload
szeroko rozpowszechniony
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widespread
odraza, wstręt
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abhorrence
She has an abhorrence of change.
obelżywy, obraźliwy
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abusive
He was apparently abusive to the flight attendants.
pazerny, zachłanny
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acquisitive
We live in an acquisitive society that views success primarily in terms of material possessions.
zjadliwy, ostry
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acrimonious
Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce.
stanowczy, niewzruszony
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adamant
I've told her she should stay at home and rest but she's adamant that she's coming.
zręczny
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adroit
She became adroit at dealing with difficult questions.
zwinnie, pomysłowo
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adroitly
She adroitly avoided the question.
przeciwność
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adversity
The road to happiness is paved with adversities.
strapienia
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affliction
Malnutrition is one of the common afflictions of the poor.
refleksja (po zdarzeniu)
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afterthought
The pillars seem to have been added to the entrance as an afterthought.
obawa, niepokój
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angst
All my children went through a period of late-adolescent angst.
oczekiwanie (przewidywanie)
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anticipation
The postponement of the film's sequel has held cinemagoers in eager anticipation for several months.
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arcane
He was the only person who understood all the arcane details of the agreement.
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arduous
an arduous climb / task / journey
bardzo rozczarowany
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as sick as a parrot
He was sick as a parrot when his team lost the match.
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assert
He asserts that she stole money from him.
zdumiewający
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astonishing
It's astonishing to think that only a few years ago he was a completely unknown actor.
zachłanność
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avarice
Her business empire brought her wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.
zachłanny
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avaricious
groza, strach
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awe
You can't help but stand in awe of (= respect greatly and fear slightly) powerful people.
niezręczny
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awkward
I always feel awkward when I'm with Chris - he's so difficult to talk to.
niezręcznie
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awkwardly
He shifted awkwardly from one foot to the other.
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baffle
She was completely baffled by his strange behaviour.
zdumiony
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baffled
She was completely baffled by his strange behaviour.
konsternacja
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bafflement
nieśmiały, wstydliwy
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bashful
She gave a bashful smile as he complimented her on her work.
być pełnym optymizmu co do czegoś
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be bullish about sth
być bardzo szczęśliwym
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be over the moon about sth
She was over the moon about / with her new bike.
krańcowo różnić się
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be poles apart
okazywać przyjaźń, życzliwość
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befriend
He was befriended by an old lady.
speszony, zdeprymowany
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bemused
I was bemused at his sudden anger.
nie do zniesienia
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beyond endurance
uprzedzenie
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bias
She showed a scientific bias at an early age.
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bile
Meat-eaters have to produce extensive bile acids in their intestines to properly digest the meat that they eat.
bezczelny, jawny, rażący
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blatant
The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.
beztroski, niefrasobliwy
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blithe
She shows a blithe disregard for danger.
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blow hot and cold
He's been blowing hot and cold about the trip to Brazil.
bezceremonialny
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blunt
bezceremonialność
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bluntness
I'll be blunt - that last piece of work you did was terrible.
chełpliwy, przechwalający się
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boastful
As he drank he grew boastful.
hałaśliwy, rozkrzyczany, wzburzony
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boisterous
boisterous children
szczery, prawdziwy, wiarygodny
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bona fide
Make sure you are dealing with a bona fide company.
genialny pomysł, wynalazek
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brainchild
The project was the brainchild of one of the students.
wybuchowy temperament
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brittle temperament
szorstki, niedelikatny
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brusque
His secretary was a little brusque with me.
obciążenie, brzemię
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burden
Buying a house often places a large financial burden on young couples.
przechodzień, widz, gap
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bystander
Many innocent bystanders were injured by the explosion.
niedoświadczony
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callow
Mark was just a callow youth of 16 when he arrived in Paris.
szczerość
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candour
"We really don't know what to do about it," she said with surprising candour.
nieostrożność
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carelessness
kiepski, obskurny, tani
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cheesy
cheesy hotel music
ożywiony, w dobrym nastroju
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chirpy
She seemed quite chirpy this morning.
niegrzeczny, chamski
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churlish
They invited me to dinner and I thought it would be churlish to refuse.
uprzejmość
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civility
She greeted them with civility, but not much warmth.
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clement
It's very clement for the time of year.
wpływ
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clout
The Queen may have privilege but she has no real political clout.
nieuwaga, niezdarność
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clumsiness
prostacki, nieokrzesany, szorstki
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coarse
zarozumiały, zbyt pewny siebie, nadęty
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cocky
He's a bit cocky for my liking.
komunikatywny, spójny, klarowny
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coherent
When she calmed down, she was more coherent (= able to speak clearly and be understood).
wszechstronny, wyczerpujący
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comprehensive
Is this list comprehensive or are there some names missing?
kanciarz, oszust
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con man
zarozumiałość
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conceit
The conceit of that man is incredible!
zarozumiały
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conceited
Without wishing to sound conceited, I am the best salesperson in the company.
wyobrazić sobie, zrozumieć, pojąć; mieć pomysł
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conceive
I can't conceive (= it is too shocking to imagine) how anyone could behave so cruelly.
zaniepokojony (czymś)
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concerned for
I'm a bit concerned for your health.
potępiać
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condemn
The film was condemned for its sexism.
potępienie
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condemnation
The shooting of the police officer has received universal condemnation.
potępiający
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condemnatory
a condemnatory speech / tone
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congenial
congenial company / surroundings
konsystencja, konsekwencja
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consistency
They've won a few games this season but they lack consistency.
pociecha, pocieszenie
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consolation
If it's (of) any consolation (to you), you're not the only one he was nasty to.
ograniczać
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constrain
The country's progress was constrained by a leader who refused to look forward.
pogarda
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contempt
At school she had complete contempt for all her teachers. She's beneath contempt (= I have no respect for her)!
kontrowersyjny, sporny
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contentious
She has some very contentious views on education.
przekonanie (o czymś), pewność
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conviction
It's my personal conviction that all rapists should be locked away for life.
obfity, suty, pokaźny
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copious
They drank copious amounts of wine. He took copious notes during the lecture.
ktoś, kto ściąga (papuguje)
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copycat
You're just a copycat!
serdeczny
formal
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cordial
Relations between the two leaders are said to be cordial.
przytulność
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cosiness
We left the cosiness of the kitchen and went out into the night.
leń, osoba spędzająca cały czas przed telewizorem
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couch potato
kurtuazja (uprzejmość)
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courtesy
You might get along better with your parents if you showed them some courtesy.
będąca lub udająca skromną, nieśmiałą, wstydliwą
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coy
She gave me a coy look from under her schoolgirl's fringe.
skromnie, nieśmiało, wstydliwie
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coyly
She smiled coyly.
nietaktowny
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crass
He made crass comments about her worn-out clothes.
wiarygodność
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credibility
His arrest for lewd behaviour seriously damaged his credibility as a religious leader.
wiarygodny
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credible
They haven't produced any credible evidence for convicting him.
przerażający, koszmarny
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creepy
chytry
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cunning
He's a very cunning man.
ciekawość
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curiosity
"Why do you ask?" "Oh, just idle curiosity (= for no particular reason)."

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