125 terms

Leo Jones - Unit 8

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dignify
show respect; showing or expressing dignity (godność)
reverberate
echoe; to have a prolonged or continuing effect
gauche (/ɡəʊʃ/)
awkward (kłopotliwy); awkward and uncomfortable with other people, especially because young and without experience
crave
couldn't live without, want sth very much
dénoument (/deɪˈnuːmɒ̃/)
ending (of a story)
brighten
become happier
gripping
fascinating
seep
become spread
in defiance of (/dɪˈfaɪəns/)
be against sth
dissuade (/dɪˈsweɪd/)
persuade sb not to do sth
obscurely
not known to many people
exploit
use
contrive (/kənˈtraɪv/)
ukartować; to make something happen, by using your intelligence or by tricking people
bring sth home to sb
to make someone understand something much more clearly than they did before, realize (Talking to her really brought it home to me how important she is.)
bring sb up
to care for a child until it's an adult
get away with sth
avoid punishment
bring about
cause
get over
overcome; recover
bring in
to ask someone to do a particular job (We need to bring in a management consultant)
bring out the worst in sb
to cause someone to show his or her worst qualities
get sb down
sth is upsetting
bring the house down
excite the audience
get sth
understand
get at sb
criticize
get sb's own back
take revenge
time's getting on
we're running out of time
get sth over with
to do or finish an unpleasant but necessary piece of work (I think we'd better get the meeting over with.)
get it across sb
to manage to make someone understand or believe something
get behind with sth
have a backlog
get on with sth
start doing sth
get through sth
complete
bring sth home (to sb)
to make someone understand something much more clearly than they did before, especially something unpleasant
bring up
raise a child
bring (sth) about
cause sth to happen
get round
find a way to manage, to deal with a problem successfully
get away with
go unpunished for
get over (sth)
recover from, to overcome
bring (sb) in
to ask someone to do a particular job (sprowadzać kogoś)
bring out the worst/best from sb
wydobywać z kogoś to, co najgorsze/najlepsze
get on with (sb)
like and be friendly with a person
get me down
make me feel depressed
get my own back (on sb)
get revenge
get even with sb
have your revenge (wyrównywać z kimś rachunki)
(time's) getting on
it is becoming late (e.g. it's tme to leave)
get (something) over with
to finish or reach the end of some unpleasant work, experience, or duty
get something across (to sb)
to manage to make someone understand or believe something
get at
to suggest or express something in a way that is not direct or clear, to try to communicate sth
bring sb out
to make a shy person happier and more confident
get off to sleep
to fall asleep
get behind (with sth)
to fail to do as much work or pay as much money as you should by a particular time:
get on with
to proceed, continue, or start again
get through
to finish; to complete (some work / a task / a book / etc.)
get at (sb)
to influence a person illegally, usually by offering them money or threatening them
get something down
to write something, especially something that someone has said
get in with
become friendly with, ingratiate with
get on to
Start talking about after discussing something else
get round to
find the time to do something
bring something up
start talking about a subject, vomit
get up to
to do something, often something that other people would disapprove of, (przeskrobać coś)
fast-forward
make a recording play at very high speed so that you get to the end more quickly
whirlwind
wir; a lot of sudden activity
chuckle
quiet laughter
lean back
przechylać się do tyłu
wipe
clean
suppress
to control feelings so that they do not show
re-run
sth that is broadcasted again
restrain
stop someone from doing sth
rewind (rewound)
przewijać
bespattered
covered with dirt
sorrowfully
smutno
coup
important achievement
meticulously
very carefully
ram
hit
inflate
make larger that it is
giveaway
the act or an instance of losing possession
capacity
number that a building hold
mercenary
najemnik
report
article
circulation
number of copies sold
editorial
leader
issue
number
magazines
monthlies & weeklies
main story
lead story
newsreader
newscaster
the papers
the dailies
reporter
journalist
reviewer
critic
sideline
unimportant event
dignified
shown respect
reverberated
echoed
mythological status
legendary position
accelerate
go faster
unassailable
invulnerable
eroded
damaged, worn out
titillated and tantalised
excited and fascinated
spicy
exciting ( especially because of being shocking or dealing with sexual matters:)
alluring
attractive, seductive
gauche
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
chillingly
frighteningly, (e.g. a tale)
elusive
mysterious, difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand
alienation
feeling of isolation
unrelenting
continuous; extremely determined; never becoming weaker or admitting defeat
causes
charities
hybrid
mixed, (something that is a mixture of two very different things, e.g. modified plant or animal)
craved
couldn't live without, Desired
Establishment
ruling classes
denouement
ending, the end of a story, in which everything is explained, or the end result of a situation
unthinkable
so shocking that it cannot be imagined as possible
chauffeur
a person hired to drive or bring someone to another location; a driver
cast list
List of characters
pluck (from)
to pull something, especially with a sudden movement, in order to remove it, to remove someone suddenly from a situation that is ordinary/dangerous
seep (into)
to move or spread slowly out of a hole or through something (przesączyć coś, przeciekać-informacje)
go into hiding
to be/go somewhere where you cannot be found
enlist
to join the armed forces, to ask for and get help or support from someone
embrace
to accept something enthusiastically
defiance (against)
behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something
(in) defiance (of)
behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something
dissuade (sb from doing sth)
to persuade someone not to do something
lay someone open to
to put someone in a position where there is risk or danger, esp. of criticism
retreat
to go away from a place or person in order to escape from fighting or danger
obscurity
the state of not being known to many people
excel yourself
to do something better than you usually do
excel
to be extremely good at something
to pile
to arrange objects into a pile
contrive
to arrange a situation or event, or arrange for something to happen, using clever planning

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