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uroczo, A fetching person or piece of clothing is attractive:
Wygladasz uroczo wy tych zielonych szortach
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You look very fetching in your green shorts.
przeanalizowac, to examine something very carefully in order to discover information:
Zbadal/przeanalizowal dokladnie/blisko twarze mezczyzn, probujac wypracowac kto klamie
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He scrutinized the men's faces carefully/closely, trying to work out who was lying.
skada/wada, a fault, mistake, or weakness, especially one that happens while something is being planned or made, or that causes something not to be perfect:
Oddalam material poniewaz byla w nim skaza/wada
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I returned the material because it had a flaw in it.
dreszcz, sudden feeling of excitement or fear, especially when you think that something is about to happen:
Poniewaz muzyka sie zatrzymala, dreszcz podniecenia przelecial przez tlum
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As the music stopped, a frisson of excitement ran through the crowd.
smiech, a situation in which people laugh very loudly and think something is very funny:
Po co byl ten caly smiech?
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What was all the hilarity about?
wazyc sie, byc stawka
Tysiace zyc waza sie, jesli wkrotce nagla pomoc nie przybedzie do miasta
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be at stake
Thousands of lives will be at stake if emergency aid does not arrive in the city soon
oszlomiony, to surprise or shock someone very much
Bylismy tak oszolomieni na wiadomosci, ze wszyscy usiedlismy w ciszy przez dlugi czas.
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We were so stupefied by the news that we all sat in silence for a long time.
krecacy sie, unwilling or unable to stay still or to be quiet and calm, because you are worried or bored:
To super gra, azeby zabawiac krecace sie dzieci na dlugich podrozach samochodem
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It's a great game for diverting restless kids on long car rides.
istny, used to describe something as another, more exciting, interesting, or unusual thing, as a way of emphasizing its character:
Moj ogrod stal sie istna dzungla do czasu kiedy wrocilam z wakacji
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My garden had become a veritable jungle by the time I came back from holiday.
Przystojny-pewny siebie mlody zolnierz (attractive in a confident, exciting, and stylish way:
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a dashing young soldier
spekulacyjna/hipotetyczna, existing only as an idea, not as something real:
prawie kazdy bedzie musial placic wyzszy rachunek podatkowy niz spekulacyjna/hipotetyczna kwota zasugerowana przez sekretarat skarbu
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Almost everyone will have to pay a higher tax bill than the notional amount suggested by the Treasury Secretary.
znak wydawcy, the name of a publisher as it appears on a particular set of books
Znak wydawcy na ksiazce wskazywal, ze zostala ona wydana wiek temu.
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The imprint on the book indicated that it was published a century ago
niesmialy, shy and not confident of your abilities:
Nie powinienes byc tak niepewny siebie co do twoich osiagniec- poszlo ci bardzo dobrze.
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You shouldn't be so diffident about your achievements - you've done really well!
wspominac, to talk about pleasant things that happened in the past
Moj dziadek mial w zwyczaju wspominac swoje lata w marynarce wojennej
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My grandfather used to reminisce about his years in the navy.
wystep, koncert, a performance of pop or rock music
Grupa jedzie do Atlanty azeby zagrac concert/wystep w teatrze Fox
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The band is going to Atlanta to play a gig at the Fox Theatre.
skapa, not willing to spend money or give something:
Ona jest zbyc skapa azeby ogrzewac dom tak jak nalez.
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She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
atawistyczny, happening because of a very old habit from a long time ago in human history, not because of a conscious decision or because it is necessary now:
Atawistyczny (przyzwyczajeniowe zachowanie) strach ciemnosci.
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an atavistic fear of the dark
podtekst rasistowski
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undercurrents of racism
undercurrents of racism/anxiety/violence
przycupnac, to sit down on your heels:
przycupnelismy wokol ogniska, tostujac pianke zelowa
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hunker down
We hunkered down around the campfire, toasting marshmallows
zafascynowac, to keep someone completely interested:
Gra baseballowa calkowicie zafascynowala tlum
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The baseball game completely enthralled the crowd.
sprzedac, to sell, especially quickly or cheaply:
Probowal sprzedac (x sell) jego stary samochod, ale nikt nie chial go kupic
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He tried to flog his old car, but no one would buy it.
To live or be in an ivory tower is not to know about or to want to avoid the ordinary and unpleasant things that happen in people's lives:
Wykladowcy siedzacy w swoich? slotych klatkach nie maja pojecia co jest wazne dla zwyczajnych ludzi
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to live or be in ivory tower
Academics sitting in an ivory towers have no understanding of what is important for ordinary people.
Uderzajace do glowy wino /perfumy
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a heady wine/perfume
przebiegly, seeming to know secrets:
wkoncu sie dowiesz- powiedziala Mary z przebiglym usmiechem
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"You'll find out eventually," said Mary, with a sly smile.
to attract someone very much, sometimes in order to deceive them, omamiony
On byl calkowicie omamiony jej pieknem
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He was completely beguiled by her beauty.

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