Utwory muzyczne

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Saxon
The Saxons were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country near the North Sea.
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Sas
longboat
Longboats have been sighted and the evidence of war has begun
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łódź wikingów
sighted
Blind children tend to be more passive in this area than sighted children.
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widzący
gleam
Many Nordic fighting men, their swords and shields gleam in the sun.
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błyszczeć
blazing
We quickly grew tired in the blazing sunshine.
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płonący, palący
pillage
Works of art were pillaged from many countries in the dark days of Empire., They have survived a thousand years of floods, droughts, wars, pillage and destruction.
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plądrować, plądrowanie
set ablaze
Set ablaze the camp fires
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podpalić
campfire, bonfire
set ablaze the camp fires, and alert the other men from inland
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ognisko
mace
The basic weapons in use to the end of the twelfth century were the spear, the mace, the bow, the sword and the dagger.
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buława, maczuga
clash
a clash of cymbals, She clashed the cymbals together. / Students clashed with police after demonstrations at five universities.
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szczęk, wydawać szczęk / walczyć, dyskutować
weary
Children weary me with their constant questions.
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zmęczyć, wymęczyć
oblivion
He was another minor poet who was consigned to oblivion.
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zapomnienie
beckon
The customs official beckoned the woman to his counter. / The bright lights of Hollywood beckon many.
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kiwać/ kusić
kiwać: machać ręką, głową
run rings round sb/outwit
Our girls' hockey team have run rings around all their opponents this year./ In the story, the cunnning fox outwits the hunters.
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być lepszym od, przechytrzyć
vice
Greed, pride, envy and lust are considered to be vices.
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wada, występek
acacia
22 Acacia Avenue
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akacja
ware
Nobody then will want to know, you won't have any beautiful wares to show any more.
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towar
caress
Gently he caressed her cheek.
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pieścić
cast aside
All the people that love you don't cast them aside.
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odrzucać
drool
All the men that are constantly drooling, it's no life for you stop all that screwing.
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ślinić się
screw
All the men that are constantly drooling, it's no life for you stop all that screwing.
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ruchanie, partner seksulany
warp
After being left in the damp garage, the wooden frame had warped. / The novel shows how totalitarianism can warp a society.
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wykrzywiać, wypaczać
hold back
He held back, terrified of going into the dark room.
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powstrzymać (się)
blaze
The sun was blazing down that afternoon. / His eyes suddenly blazed with anger.
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płonąć, błyszczeć
chant
The crowd were chanting the team's name./ The fans started to sing the familiar football chant.
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śpiewać, skandować/pieśń
mesmerize
But I feel drawned towards the chanting hordes, they seem to mesmerize, can't avoid their eyes.
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hipnotyzować
Cree
But many came too much for Cree, oh will we ever be set free?
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rdzenne plemię z Kanady
Injun
The only good Injuns are tame
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Indianin
jailbird
We met a former jailbird who told us the secret how to survive inside the prison.
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więzień, kryminalista
blacken out
The dining room blackened out.
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ściemnieć kompletnie
numb
The extreme cold numbed her face and hands.
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znieczulić
leer
także: He was always leering at female members of staff.
He was leering at her.
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złe spojrzenie, łypać okiem
także: look at someone in a sexually interested way
stricken
emergency aid for famine - stricken countries, He has been stricken with grief since the death of his wife.
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rażony, silnie cierpiący
clutch
Clutching the money to his chest, he hurried to the bank.
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chwycić, objąć, ściskać
weather
As a small company they did well to weather the recession.
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poradzić sobie z
whiplash injury
His daughter suffered whiplash and shock.
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uraz kręgosłupa szyjnego
whiplash
In the icy rain and whiplashed seas, there is nowhere left to run.
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smagnięcie biczem, batem
chime
In the square the church bells chimed.
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dzwonić
surmount
They managed to surmount all opposition to their plans., surmount an obstacle
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pokonać, poradzić sobie z
furnace
This room's like a furnace.
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piec
dismal
a dismal expression
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ponury
ravage
The area has been ravaged by drought.
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spustoszyć
throbbing pain
Hatred growing stronger, none survive my wrath, suffer from the throbbing pain, yield your life to me.
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pulsujący ból
dismemberment
Watch the infant die, bodily dismemberment, drink the purest blood.
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amputacja
thrash
His father used to thrash him when he was a boy.
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bić kogoś, batożyć
unrelenting
She will be remembered as an unrelenting opponent of racial discrimination.
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nieugięty
crave
Many young children crave attention.
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pragnąć
fright
I lay in bed shaking with fright.
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strach
apparition
a headless apparition
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zjawa
demented
The man is demented - he is going to wreck the whole operation.
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obłąkany, niepoczytalny
coffin
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trumna
lid
Can you get the lid off this jar?
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pokrywa
stake
The stakes are pushed or hammered into the ground and can be used for forming a fence.
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pal, kołek
plunge
Our income has plunged dramatically., We ran down to the beach and plunged into the sea.
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spaść, wpaść
stalk
The police had been stalking the woman for a week before they arrested her.
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śledzić
accord
The project is completely in accord with government policy.
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porozumienie
admonish
His mother admonished him for eating too quickly.
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napominać, upominać
cruciform
The church was usually cruciform, with nave and aisles.
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w kształcie krzyża
dormant
The long-dormant volcano has recently shown signs of erupting.
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drzemiący
sickening
The slaves were treated with sickening cruelty.
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obrzydliwy
swoop
The eagle swooped down to snatch a young rabbit.
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spadać
drip
Water dripped down the wall.
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spadać kroplami
scorn
So does he respect the press and media, or does he secretly scorn them?
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gardzić
impalement
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nabicie na pal
hold fast
He held fast to his principles.
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trzymać się mocno
decree
More than 200 people were freed by military decree.
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rozporządzenie
exertion
We were exhausted after our exertions.
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wysiłek
blitz
All around were the shells of blitzed buildings./ He absolutely blitzed his opponents./ The car was launched with a massive media blitz, involving newspapers, magazines, telvision and radio.
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ciężkie bombardowanie/ bombardować/pokonać kogoś / duża aktywność
potent
Surprise remains the terrorists' most potent weapon.
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silny
shackle
The convicts were shackled and led onto the bus.
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jarzmo/zakuć w kajdany
crank
a crank handle, The chauffeur got out to crank the motor.
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korba/nakręcić, uruchamiać za pomocą korby/zginać
shell
Brazil nuts have very hard shells., the shell of a burned-out farmhouse
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łupina, pokrywa
stricken
My country has been stricken by war for the past five years.
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rażony, cierpiący z powodu czegoś
overkill
Should I add an explanation, or would that be overkill?
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przesada
slash
She tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrists.
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ciąć
strain
The hurricane put such a strain on the bridge that it collapsed., I've put on weight recently, so the dress is straining at the seams.
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nacisk, obciążenie, naprężenie/ wyginać się, nadwyrężać
cardiac
cardiac surgery
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sercowy
mortuary, morgue
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kostnica
relentless
relentless criticism/pressure/heat
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nieustępliwy
ciągnący się bez przerwy, uciążliwy
heathen/pagan
Those who attempted to convert the heathen were put to death.
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pogański / poganin
casket
a small casket of jewels/ In a wooden casket lay this ancestor of local farming people.
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szkatułka, trumna
writhe
The pain was so unbearable that he was writhing in agony.
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wykręcać, wić się
frenzied
He rules forbidden evil, vengeance with a frenzied hatred.
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oszalały
avenge
He swore he would avenge his brother's death.
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pomścić
devious
You have to be devious if you're going to succeed in business.
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podstępny
allure
Alluring victims to their death, perish to the sand.
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wabić, przyciągać
perish
Three hundred people perished in the earthquake.
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zginąć
incantation
Around the fire, tribal elders chanted incantations.
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zaklęcie
jet black
jet-black hair
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czarny jak kruk
mallet
a frozen mallet
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młot, tłuczek
cloven (hoof)
The devil was painted with horns and cloven hoofs.
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rozszczepiony, podzielony
begone
"Begone!" he shouted. "And never show your face again".
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precz
malicious
a malicious look in his eyes
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złośliwy, pełen złości
cripple
Will she be crippled for life?
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okaleczyć, zranić
carcass
Vultures flew around in the sky waiting to pick at the rotting carcass of the deer. / Carcasses of burned-out vehicles lined the roads near the scene of the worst fighting.
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tusza/ kadłub
decrepit
A decrepit old man sat on a park bench.
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zniedołężniały, w złym stanie
stench
the stench of rotting fish
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smród
vile
This vile policy of ethnic cleansing must be stopped., This cheese smells vile.
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zły, nie do przyjęcia, okropny
transgressor
If he did not obey, he would have become a transgressor of the law.
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przestępca, łamacz zasad
round the bend
If I had stayed there any longer, I would have gone round the bend.
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szalony
misty
The morning will start off misty.
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mglisty
tinkle
In the distance we heard the silvery tinkle of a stream., Some old-fashioned shops still have a bell which tinkles when you open the door.
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brzęk, brzęczeć
numb
The extreme cold numbed her face and hands.
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znieczulić, czynić zdrętwiałym
glow
Neon emits a characteristic red glow.
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poświata
remorse
He felt no remorse for the murders he had committed.
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skrucha
cup
cup your hands
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złożyć w kształt kubka
moisten
Moisten the cloth before using it to clean glass.
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zwilżać
crack
We peered through the crack in the floorboards.
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szczelina, luka
stray
a stray dog/ Several journalists have been killed by stray bullets while reporting on the civil war.
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bezpański/zbłąkany, nie we właściwym miejscu
cockerel
sleeping village, cock'rel's cry
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kogucik
roll by
the thunderclouds rolled by
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mijać
shiver
I felt a shiver as I looked out at the dark expanse of sea. / The poor dog - it's shivering!
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dreszcz, drżeć ze strachu
beam
We could just pick out the trail in the weak beam of the flashlight.
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promień
sapphire
a ring with a large sapphire, a sapphire sea
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szafir, szafirowy
haze
The visibility was moderate that morning, with a mild haze that cleared up by noon.
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mgiełka
Widoczność była umiarkowana tego ranka, z łagodną mgiełką, która rozproszyła się do południa.
crimson
His face was crimson with anger.
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karmazynowy
carnage
The Battle of the Somme was a scene of dreadful carnage.
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rzeź
unfurl
The demonstrators unfurled a large banner.
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rozpostrzeć
sty, pigsty
Your bedroom's a sty!
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burdel, chlew
obscene
In the raid, police found several boxes of obscene DVDs.
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nieprzyzwoity, odpychający
pyre
Burning globe of obscene fire, like electric funeral pyre.
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stos
napalm
a napalm bomb
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napalm
drape
She liked the heavy drape of velvet.
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zasłona
grin
a broad grin, He grinned at me from the doorway.
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szeroki uśmiech, szeroko się uśmiechać
heave
He cleared the space, heaving boxes out of the way./ She picked up a heavy book and heaved it at him.
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przesunąć, rzucić
bun
She wore her hair in a bun./a cinnamon bun
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kok, słodka bułka
jeer
The people at the back of the hall jeered the speaker., Critics jeered at his moral stance.
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szydzić, wyśmiewać
whine
Leon's dog was sitting by the door whining, so I thought I'd better take a walk.
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skowytać, skomleć/skowyt
woe
Her face was sad and full of woe.
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biada
wield
She was confronted by a man wielding a knife.
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władać, dzierżyć
steed
a fine, white steed
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rumak
wither
Grass had withered in the fields., This country is in danger of allowing its industrial base to wither away.
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uschnąć, osłabnąć
guts
The doctors sewed his guts back together.
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wnętrzności
spine
The crewmember who fell from the yard had his spine badly injured.
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kręgosłup
Członek załogi, który spadł z rei, doznał poważnych obrażeń kręgosłupa.
meek
She seemed so very meek and mild.
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cichy, łagodny
mild
Winter has been mild so far, hasn't it?
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łagodny
Jak dotąd mamy łagodną zimę, nieprawdaż?
bob
In the harbor, the boats bobbed gently up and down on the water., I dropped the bottle into the water and watched it bob up to the surface a moment later.
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dygać, podskakiwać, szybko się ruszać
maim
Many children have been maimed for life by these bombs.
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okaleczyć
raw
raw fish/ We were struck by the raw power of the dancers' performance.
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surowy/nieokrzesany
phantom
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fantom, zjawa
repent
He repented of his sins just hours before he died.
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żałować
hound
The reporters wouldn't stop hounding her.
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nękać, prześladować
mount
She mounted her horse and rode off. / Tension was mounting as the minutes went by.
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wsiąść na konia, rower/ rosnąć
harlot
stabbing the harlot to pay for her sins, leaving the virgin
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nierządnica
clad
A strange figure appeared in the doorway, clad in white., an armour-clad vehicle
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ubrany, nakryty
scores
Sean received cards from scores of local well-wishers.
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dużo rzeczy, ludzi
militia
The government called out the militia to help cope with the rioting.
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bojówki (niezawodowi żołnierze)
fuse
My hairdryer's stopped working - I think the fuse has blown., He lit the fuse and ran.
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bezpiecznik, lont
stiffen
Beat the cream until it begins to stiffen.
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sztywnieć, drętwieć
strap
We strapped the surfboard to the car roof.
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przywiązać
flick
wait for the sign to flick the switch of death, it's the beginning of the end/ She flicked the crumbs off the table.
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pstryknąć (w coś), machnąć, strzepać
unfold
She unfolded the letter. / I've watched the events of the last few days unfold on TV.
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rozpieczętować/ rozwijać się
horrid
The medicine tasted horrid.
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okropny
mystify
I was mystified by her decision.
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zadziwiać kogoś
cryonics
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krionika (zamrażanie ciała, aby później przywrócić do życia)
blurry
If I don't wear my glasses, everything seams blurry.
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rozmyte
heed
The airline failed to heed warnings about security.
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przykładać wagę do, uważać na
mend
A man's coming to mend the boiler this afternoon.
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naprawić, zaszyć
whipping
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chłosta
blister
New shoes always give me blisters.
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bąbel
blistering
We went out in the blistering heat.
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upalne, bardzo gorące
callous
It may sound callous, but you shouldn't help other students.
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nieczuły
frigid
Few plants can grow in such a frigid environment.
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bardzo zimny
mutilation
He admitted to the murder and mutilation of 16 young men.
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okaleczenie
smolder, smoulder
a smoldering fire
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tlić się
potency
This drug's potency is unknown. / Consuming large amounts of alcohol can reduce a man's potency.
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moc/potencja
devour
The young cubs hungrily devoured the deer.
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pożerać
grim
The future looks grim.
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ponury, bez nadziei
animosity
In spite of his animosity, he bears no animosity towards his attackers.
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złość
pry
As a reporter, I was paid to pry into other people's lives.
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być wścibskim, grzebać w czyimś życiu
a pair of scales
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waga na odważniki
novelty
In Britain in the 1950s, television still had novelty value./ Tourists are still a novelty on this remote island.
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nowość, nowinka
blatant
The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.
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krzykliwy, bezczelny
disfigure
She was horribly disfigured by burns.
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oszpecić
doth
he/she doth
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old version of does
reckoning
By my reckoning, we should arrive in ten minutes.
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szacowanie, rachunek
painstaking
It took months of painstaking research to write the book.
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pracowity
infamy
The president described the attack as "a day that will live in infamy".
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hańba
rub
He rubbed at the stain on his trousers and made it worse.
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trzeć, pocierać,
raw
he scrubbed his hands until they were raw/rub your raw
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zraniona, zaczerwieniona (skóra, rana)
ostracize
Your being ostracized, your hell is multiplied.
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wykluczać z towarzystwa
upend
She upended the chessboard halfway through the game because she was losing., upended flower pots
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przewrócić, odwrócić
nadir
The defeat was the nadir of her career.
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dół, najgorszy moment, dno
infanticide
to see into my eyes, you'll find where murder lies, infanticide
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dzieciobójstwo
captor
I'm the slave of fear, my captor.
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porywacz
undertow
Dangerous undertows make swimming unsafe along most of the coastline./ an undertow of sadness
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prąd przeciwny podpowierzchniowy/ podświadome uczucie
lullaby
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kołysanka
tip
The table tipped and all our drinks fell on the floor.
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przechylać
frayed
This whole experience left me with frayed nerves. / frayed jeans
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postrzępiony
hush
A hush fell over the room./ Hush! You'll wake the baby!
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cisza
astray
I was led astray by an out-of-date map.
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zabłąkany, zgubiony
scapegoat
Do, do my work, do my dirty work, scapegoat, do, do my deeds for you're the one who's shamed.
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kozioł ofiarny
gelatin
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żelatyna
lest
They were afraid to complain about the noise lest they annoyed the neighbours.
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aby nie
subdue
He criticized the school for trying to subdue individual expression.
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podporządkować, opanować, stłumić
dub
She was dubbed by the newspapers "the Angel of Death".
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nazywać, okrzyknąć
thee
With this ring, I thee wed.
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you (object)
strip
Because of the pollution, the trees are almost completely stripped of bark.
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zerwać, oderwać, odrzeć
rover
Their uncle was a rover, never settling for long in any one place.
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włóczęga
vagabond
They lived a vagabond lifestyle, travelling around in a caravan.
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włóczęga
sever
The knife severed an artery and he bled to death.
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zerwać
rattle
The baby was waving around a plastic rattle. / My car is making a strange rattling noise.
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grzechotka, grzechotać
fang
The dog growled and bared its fangs.
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kieł
vigilance
The police said that it was thanks to the vigilance of a neighbour that the fire was discovered before it could spread.
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czujność
pending
There were whispers that a deal was pending.
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about to happen
swift
The police took swift action against the rioters.
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szybki
cloud
It feeds, it grows, it clouds all that you will know.
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confuse
deceit
When the newspapers published the full story, all his earlier deceits were revealed.
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oszustwo, przemilczenie
soothe
to soothe a crying baby
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koić
smother
They threatened to smother the animals with plastic bags.
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zdusić
clutch
Clutching the money to his chest, he hurried to the bank.
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chwycić
z przerażenia, emocji, bólu
eye drops
Drop two eye drops into the infected eye every hour.
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krople do oczu
counsellor
The college now has a counsellor to help students with both personal and work problems.
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doradca
maraud
These camps are permanently under threat from bandits and marauding gangs.
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grabić, plądrować
warrant
Judge La Riva had issued an arrest warrant.
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nakaz (sądowy)
on the down-low
Let's keep it on the down-low, okay?
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robione po kryjomu
high five
As the show ended, Chris high-fived his friends.
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przybić piątkę, przybicie piątki
maverick
He was considered as something of a maverick in the publishing world.
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myślący, działający niezależnie
the elephant in the room
I don't want to ask the question, but it is the big elephant in the room.
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oczywisty problem, który każdy pomija
honeydew
honeydew melon
They feed mostly on honeydew produced by aphids in the tops of trees.
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spadź
melon miodowy
puberty
At puberty, pubic hair develops and girls begin to menstruate.
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okres dojrzewania
gosh
Gosh, I didn't expect to see you here!
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used to express surprise or strength of feeling:
newt
A newt is a salamander in the subfamily Pleurodelinae. The terrestrial juvenile phase is called an eft.
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traszka
debutante (deb)
a debutantes' ball
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a rich young woman who, especially in the past in Britain, went to a number of social events as a way of being introduced to other young people of high social rank
kitsch
His home's full of 1950s kitsch.
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kicz
deploy
also: to send troops/ equipment: The decision has been made to deploy extra troops/more powerful weapons.
My job doesn't really allow me fully to deploy my skills/talents.
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to use something or someone, especially in an effective way:
instance
There have been several instances of violence at the school.; I don't usually side with the management, but in this instance I agree with what they're saying.
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a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally:
ring bearer
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the person who takes care of the rings at a wedding ceremony
chism
vulgar
Lindsay didn't like the idea to get her face plastered with chism, instead, she'd rather take it in her mouth and swallow.
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sperma
fudgsicle
trademark
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lody czekoladowe na patyku
sacristy
also: vestry
The father went back to the sacristy.
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zakrystia
to the bone
I was frozen/chilled to the bone after waiting so long for the bus.
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do szpiku kości
departed
also: dawny, zamierzchły: The old man talked about the departed triumphs of his youth.
We will always remember our dear departed friends.
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dead
outright
completely or immediately: I think cigarette advertising should be banned outright.
Outsiders are regarded with outright hostility.
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complete
sap
Maple syrup is obtained from the sap of the sugar maple tree.
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sok
w roślinie: soki roślinne
inferno
The building was an inferno by the time the fire service arrived.
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a very large uncontrolled fire:
Siamese twins
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Bliźnięta syjamskie
prosthesis
adjective: prosthetic
Most of his upper jaw was removed and a prosthesis was fitted.
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proteza
armament
the country's armaments programme; As the country prepares for war, more and more money is being spent on armament.
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uzbrojenie
nightfall
dusk, twilight
A few scattered lights burned on the ridge of low hills as he arrived in the cove, long after nightfall.
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zmrok
fornication
Adultery is a graver sin than simple fornication.
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the action of having sex with someone who you are not married to:
profanity
It was the song's opening line, a series of profanities, that caused the record to be banned on the radio station.
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bluźnierstwo, przekleństwo
aboard
The flight attendant welcomed us aboard.
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na pokładzie
wail
The women gathered around the coffin and began to wail, as was the custom in the region.
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zawodzić, głośno płakać
flail
His hands flailed wildly.
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to wave something, esp. arms or legs, energetically but with little or no control:
sacralize
a society that sacralized science
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sanguine
also - red: The sun lit up her hair, bringing out tremendous sanguine red and amber highlights.
They are less sanguine about the prospects for peace.
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optimistic
constable
in Britain
A murder in the dark The convent in the night The constable is on the way
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policjant
rail
He railed against/at the injustices of the system.
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to complain angrily:
on the spot
The police were called and they were on the spot within three minutes.
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na miejscu
sacrilege
Muslims consider it sacrilege to wear shoes inside a mosque.
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świętokradztwo
maleness
This is a book about maleness, and a reflection on the lives of men.
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męskość
onward
upward: With an upward trend in inflation, you expect prices to rise.
The geese continued onward, heading south.
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naprzód
wzwyż
pandemonium
Pandemonium reigned in the hall as the unbelievable election results were read out.
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pandemonium
miejsce, gdzie panuje chaos; także piekło

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