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  1. affluence
    • /ˈæflʊəns/
    • dostatek, obfitość

    • "It was set back from the street, another sign of affluence."
    • "There was also a growing affluence in China's middle class."
  2. allegiance
    • /əˈliːdʒəns/
    • posłuszeństwo
    • wierność, lojalność

    • "Bush gets much less of their allegiance than he did four years ago."
    • "I'm not sure why anyone would feel any allegiance toward them."
  3. audacious
    • /ɔːˈdeɪʃəs/
    • zuchwały, śmiały
    • bezczelny

    • "For a young black woman in those days, the choice was audacious."
    • "We have here a plan of attack that is most audacious."
  4. to beleaguer
    • /bɪˈliːɡə/
    • nękać kłopotami
    • oblegać (to besiege)

    • "The city's once extensive library system has been beleaguered by financial difficulties."
    • "In 1325 Polish, in 1432 Hussite troops beleaguered the city."
  5. belligerent
    • /bɪˈlɪdʒərənt/
    • zadziorny, napastliwy, agresywny
    • będący w stanie wojny

    • "He became very belligerent and asked me did I even know how to dance at all."
    • "Men who have not seen enough combat, on the other hand, come home belligerent."
  6. to bequeath (sth to sb)
    • /bɪˈkwiːð; -ˈkwiːθ/
    • pozostawić, zapisać, przekazać w spadku

    "He died in 1728 without bequeathing the land to anyone."
  7. to coax
    • /kəʊks/
    • namawiać, zachęcać, nakłaniać

    • "But even the parents could not coax their children from the house."
    • "Two years later, she was coaxed back to her city team."
  8. columnist
    • /ˈkɒləmɪst; -əmnɪst/
    • autor rubryki w gazecie, felietonista
  9. to be contingent (on sth)
    • /kənˈtɪndʒənt/
    • zależeć od czegoś

    "The effectiveness of such bias is contingent on the maintenance of..."
  10. to contrive
    • /kənˈtraɪv/
    • zaaranżować
    • sprokurować
    • zdołać coś zrobić

    • "He had to contrive a way to let them find him."
    • "He was also contriving to do a great deal of work at the national museum."
  11. crustacean
    • /krʌˈsteɪ ʃən/
    • skorupiak

    "Another group, the crustaceans, appeared at just about the same time."
  12. dainty
    • /deɪntɪ/
    • drobny, filigranowy
    • smakowity
    • wybredny

    • "My children are so dainty when it comes to food."
    • "At that time she was just 4 years old, very small and dainty."
  13. to denigrate
    • /ˈdɛnɪˌɡreɪt/
    • oczerniać, uwłaczać
    • umniejszać

    • "to denigrate the groundbreaking evolutionary research"
    • "Today no President would denigrate the role of human rights."
  14. despondent
    • /dɪˈspɒndənt/
    • przygnębiony, przybity

    • "He often came to work late, was despondent and left early."
    • "He was despondent over the way things were going here."
  15. detriment
    • /ˈdɛtrɪmənt/
    • szkoda, uszczerbek

    • "will be favourably selected in detriment to their competitors"
    • "That would be to the detriment of Europe' s economic position."
  16. to discern
    • /dɪˈsɜːn/
    • rozróżniać
    • spostrzegać

    • "discern the differences"
    • "The relationship between the President and the military is more difficult to discern."
  17. to discriminate (between/among/against)
    • /v. dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪt; adj. -nɪt/
    • rozróżniać (distinguish)
    • dyskryminować (against)

    • "Thus, to discriminate against one class and not another is wrong for me."
    • "I think we should really make an effort here to discriminate between the current moment and the general development."
  18. dishevelled
    • /dɪˈʃɛvəld/
    • rozczochrany
    • rozchełstany, zaniedbany

    "A disheveled medical student with long hair stood by the door."
  19. to disseminate
    • /dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt/
    • szerzyć, rozprzestrzenić, rozsiewać (o wiadomościach, poglądach)

    • "What's more, these practices were disseminated down to the local level."
    • "Did you plan for this information to be disseminated and actually used in practice?"
  20. to diverge
    • /daɪˈvɜːdʒ/
    • rozchodzić się (o opiniach)
    • rozwidlać, rozchodzić się (o liniach)

    • "He saw no reason to diverge from that policy now."
    • "Their lives had diverged, and there was nothing either of them could do about it."
  21. to divulge
    • /daɪˈvʌldʒ/
    • ujawnić, wyjawić (to reveal, disclose)

    • "Or was it the case their father could not divulge?"
    • "As a private company, it does not have to divulge its results."
  22. docile
    • /ˈdəʊsaɪl/
    • posłuszny, potulny, uległy

    • "I have no idea how they kept them so docile."
    • "They are also very docile and easy to work with."
  23. to elate
    • /ɪˈleɪt/
    • uszczęśliwiać, wprawiać w euforię

    • "To be elated at nothing is to lose hold on reality."
    • "The president seemed pleased, and West knew he should have been elated himself."
  24. to endow
    • /ɪnˈdaʊ/
    • fundować
    • obdarzyć (with sth)

    • "To endow a word with power, you must understand it."
    • "The couple, who had just endowed a gallery at the Met, did not tell the press."
  25. to eviscerate
    • /ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt/
    • patroszyć
    • pozbawić sensu, podkopać

    • "the compromise among the parties eviscerated the bill that had been proposed"
    • "In the meantime, they've eviscerated the major part of the agency."
  26. to exasperate
    • /ɪɡˈzɑːspəˌreɪt/
    • irytować, drażnić

    • "Just thinking about what had happened made him exasperated all over again."
    • "Well, they were exasperated with him almost all the time."
  27. execrable
    • /ˈɛksɪkrəbəl/
    • budzący wstręt, obrzydzenie

    "He and his execrable magazine hit a new low this time out, I'm afraid."
  28. exuberant
    • /ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt/
    • wybujały (o roślinach, komplementach)
    • pełen energii, entuzjastyczny

    • "I have never been in a town so full of exuberant people."
    • "An exuberant American design in the book, above right, is from 1952."
  29. exultant
    • /ɪɡˈzʌltənt/
    • rozradowany, przepełniony radością
  30. to fathom
    • /ˈfæðəm/
    • zgłębić, zrozumieć
    • zmierzyć głębokość, gruntować
    • sążeń (miara głębokości)

    "Fathom the basic nature of man, so that man might be accommodated to the habitat that was the ghost."
  31. to forfeit
    • /ˈfɔːfɪt/
    • stracić, zaprzepaścić

    • "If all of the 14 cannot be used, the turn is forfeited."
    • "He would be forfeiting his only means to get that education."
  32. gracile
    • /'græsail/
    • smukły
  33. gullible
    • /ˈɡʌləbəl/
    • naiwny, łatwowierny

    "It's amazing how gullible people are, he said to himself"
  34. to harangue
    • /həˈræŋ/
    • prawić kazania, ciskać gromy

    • "I began to harangue her, as my mother sometimes had."
    • "And it's not like I harangue the subject all the time."
  35. hubris
    • /ˈhjuːbrɪs/
    • nieposkromiona pycha, arogancka duma

    • "No mother's child should have to die for a president's hubris."
    • "The hubris of a poor man from a rich city."
  36. infundibuliform
    • /,infʌn'dibjʊli,fɔ:m/
    • lejkowaty, stożkowaty (temrin botaniczny/medyczny)
  37. insidious
    • /ɪnˈsɪdɪəs/
    • podstępny, zdradziecki, pozornie niewinny

    • "But history seems to have insidious ways of following him around."
    • "Thus she had an insidious effect on those around her."
  38. insipid
    • /ɪnˈsɪpɪd/
    • mdły, bezbarwny, bez wyrazu

    • "In fact, brandy was good almost any time, so much better than insipid wine."
    • "But if we did work that everyone liked, it would be insipid."
  39. instantiation
    • /in,stænʃi'eiʃən/
    • dookreślenie, konkretyzacja

    "As a consequence, a rule will be applicable to all terms which can be obtained by properly instantiating its variables."
  40. intelligible
    • /ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəbəl/
    • zrozumiały
    • pojmowalny (comprehensible)

    • "It was at last a response, but far from intelligible."
    • "This was the first intelligible thing she'd said in a week."
  41. intrinsic
    • /ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪk/
    • wewnętrzny, wrodzony (inherent, innate)

    • "It is about time to understand that information has an intrinsic value."
    • "But there are other reasons, intrinsic to the work itself."
  42. ire
    • /aɪə/
    • literacko: gniew

    "And she did not mean to take her ire out on the old man."
  43. irreverent
    • /ɪˈrevərənt/
    • lekceważący, nie mający szacunku

    • "The studio show was known for its often irreverent nature."
    • "He is not the most irreverent observer of Japanese politics."
  44. jaundice
    • /ˈdʒɔːndɪs/
    • żółtaczka
    • zawiść

    "The whites of the eyes were yellow and it was the jaundice."
  45. lackadaisical
    • /ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl/
    • apatyczny
    • przeciętny
    • niedbały
    • bujający w obłokach

    • "There was a little bit of a lackadaisical approach to my free agency."
    • "Gone, too, will be some students' lackadaisical approach to testing."
    • "In the beginning of the game, we were a little lackadaisical."
  46. lugubrious
    • /lʊˈɡuːbrɪəs/
    • posępny, ponury
    • żałobny

    • "And those huge eyes of his always seemed to be lugubrious."
    • "That long, lugubrious howl rose on the night air again!"
  47. marsupial
    • /mɑːˈsjuːpɪəl; -ˈsuː-/
    • torbacz

    "They were also thought to be Marsupials at one point."
  48. mawkish
    • /ˈmɔːkɪʃ/
    • ckliwy; cukierkowy

    • "It came out without thought, and sounded mawkish in his own ears."
    • "Charles, of course, hates that phrase; he says it's mawkish."
  49. obstreperous
    • /əbˈstrɛpərəs/
    • hałaśliwy
    • stawiający opór
    • zaczepny

    • "PCP also releases adrenaline so users become immensely strong; if they become obstreperous they often need several people to control them."
    • "Is that how you deal with your obstreperous children, David?"
  50. parsimony
    • /ˈpɑːsɪmənɪ/
    • skąpstwo, chciwość

    • "I remembered her mention of his parsimony over the price."
    • "Their parsimony has been the biggest single drag on the country's growth."
  51. pernicious
    • /pəˈnɪʃəs/
    • szkodliwy
    • zgubny

    • "But he does not need to follow that pernicious example."
    • "To escape the pernicious influence of fashion we need three things."
  52. perspicuous
    • /pəˈspɪkjʊəs/
    • jasny, wyraźny, przejrzysty, klarowny

    • "The lower range is not so immediately perspicuous."
    • "His language has no peculiar neatness nor brilliancy, but it is perspicuous, pointed, and clear."
  53. portentous
    • /pɔːˈtɛntəs/
    • złowieszczy, zwiastujący coś (to be portentous of sth)
    • zachwycający, niezwykły

    • "Everything seemed portentous, though of what no one could say."
    • "There was something portentous in the group far below her."
    • "But to me, this is a coincidence and nothing especially portentous."
  54. to posit
    • /ˈpɒzɪt/
    • zaproponować, sugerować
    • założyć

    • "He was positing his past work as modern enough for the future."
    • "The academy also posited a new question: "How low can we go?"
  55. precarious
    • /prɪˈkɛərɪəs/
    • niebezpieczny, niepewny

    • "But the days will be the most precarious of your life."
    • "As a result, they are in a precarious political position."
  56. precipice
    • /ˈprɛsɪpɪs/
    • przepaść, urwisko
    • niebezpieczna sytuacja

    • "She had not expected to look down such a precipice!"
    • "When the world is at the precipice of nuclear war."
  57. to preponderate (over)
    • /prɪˈpɒndəˌreɪt/
    • przeważać
    • górować, dominować

    • "One element may preponderate here; and another there."
    • "And in balancing his faults and his perfections, the latter seemed rather to preponderate."
  58. presumptuous
    • /prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs/
    • arogancki, bezczelny

    • "I did not think she would soon again be presumptuous."
    • "How presumptuous to think you know more than the people in the field."
  59. propensity
    • /prəˈpɛnsɪtɪ/
    • skłonność, inklinacja, tendencja (propensity to do sth, for sth)

    • "The human mind has a propensity to give in to the story at hand."
    • "The book had a propensity to fall open at one particular place."
  60. to proselytize
    • /ˈprɒsɪlɪˌtaɪz/
    • nawracać (na wiarę), głosić wiarę

    • "So he is more than willing to go out and proselytize."
    • "School officials said it would be considered proselytizing, so she was not allowed to."
  61. reconciliation
    • /ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən/
    • pogodzenie się z kimś, pojednanie

    • "If reconciliation is not possible, the wife may return to her family."
    • "Soon after reconciliation, they start trying to have a child."
  62. to redeem
    • /rɪˈdiːm/
    • wykupić
    • zrealizować kupony
    • odkupić, zrehabilitować
    • wybawić

    • "Will he be able to redeem himself in his family's eyes?"
    • "Not long after, I had the chance to redeem myself."
    • "redeemed the ring from the pawnbroker"
  63. retrenchment
    • /ri'trɛntʃmənt/
    • ogranicznie (wydatków), okrojenie

    • "But it has not been completely a period of retrenchment."
    • "Similar retrenchment has hit the air force and the navy."
  64. root and branch
    z korzeniami (idiom)
  65. secular
    • /ˈsɛkjʊlə/
    • świecki (lay)

    • "At the same time the state system of education is also secular."
    • "The secular issues will become more important in the back half of the year."
  66. shambolic (BrE)
    • /ʃæmˈbɒlɪk/
    • chaotyczny, źle zorganizowany

    • "And the paper was shambolic in the way it came together."
    • "That may not sound too bad, but the country's infrastructure is shambolic."
  67. to snarl
    • /snɑːl/
    • warczeć
    • odburkiwać

    • "I turned upon him with a snarl in my voice."
    • "His snarl was enough to make the other three men back away a little."
  68. sophistry
    • /ˈsɒfɪstrɪ/
    • sofistyka

    • "In fact, your post is a very fine example of ironic sophistry."
    • "That little bit of sophistry makes all the difference doesn't it?"
  69. to sqander
    • /ˈskwɒndə/
    • marnotrawić, trwonić

    • "Love is not something you can use up or squander."
    • "The hour that they squandered now might make all the difference."
  70. to suffuse (with)
    • /səˈfjuːz/
    • przepełniać, wypełniać

    • "Olive oil, onion, garlic and tomato round out the flavors that suffuse the chicken."
    • "Indeed, she pays specific homage to the shades whose style and concerns suffuse her prose."
    • "Chemicals that suffuse life are building up in our bodies."
    • "Such environmental concerns, in fact, suffuse nearly all the museum's displays."
    • "The risk of overlapping talent lineups means that each promoter must try to suffuse his event with a distinct flair."
  71. truculent
    • /ˈtrʌkjʊlənt/
    • dziki, agresywny, gwałtowny (np. opór)
    • cięty, zjadliwy (o komentarzu)

    • "Why on earth did she have to sound like a truculent child?"
    • "There was something almost truculent in the way he said it."
  72. unequivocal
    • /ˌʌnɪˈkwɪvəkəl/
    • jednoznaczny
    • wyraźny

    • "unequivocal evidence"
    • "took an unequivocal position"
    • "an unequivocal success"
  73. uptick (AmE)
    • /'ʌptik/
    • drobny wzrost, podwyższenie (jakiejś wartości)

    • "The Sun has also had an uptick at the box office."
    • "Maybe these changes will create an uptick in our business."
  74. vestige
    • /ˈvɛstɪdʒ/
    • pozostałość, ślad
    • szczątek (organ)

    • "It was the last vestige of power left to her."
    • "Vestiges of these ancient times are still to be found today."
  75. to wade (sth, through, into)
    • /weɪd/
    • brodzić, brnąć, przebrnąć
    • wkroczyć (z atakiem)

    • "I would wade right in and try to get them to stop."
    • "The water was too deep to wade out to get him."
  76. to wring, wrung, wrung
    • /rɪŋ/
    • wyżymać
    • wykręcać
    • (one's hands) załamywać ręce
    • wycisnąć (informacje)

    • "President Bush went on wringing his hands and doing nothing."
    • "The words were wrung out of him almost against his will."
    • "It wrung my heart to see her looking like this."
  77. gingerly
    • /ˈdʒɪndʒəlɪ/
    • ostrożnie, uważnie

    • "Gingerly he put his feet back in the water, a little at a time."
    • "I did so gingerly but felt them all turn to look."
  78. timid
    • /ˈtɪmɪd/
    • bojaźliwy, płochliwy

    • "But I say now is not the time to be timid."
    • "But even some of her friends think she has been too timid here."
  79. brusque
    • /bru:sk; BrE brʊsk/
    • opryskliwy

    • "He was brusque, as if the moment had never happened."
    • "The words might have been brusque, but his voice was not."
  80. lanky
    • /ˈlæŋkɪ/
    • chudy i długi, patykowaty

    • "She is 15 years old, lanky and nearly six feet tall."
    • "His body was lanky enough that it got in the way more often than not."
  81. aloof
    • /əˈluːf/
    • zdystansowany, powściągliwy

    • "And still she held part of herself aloof from him."
    • "I gave him my aloof professional look and said nothing."
  82. brackish
    • /ˈbrækɪʃ/
    • słonawa (woda)
  83. inordinate
    • /ɪnˈɔːdɪnɪt/
    • nadmierny, przesadny
    • niepohamowany

    • "I mean, they do spend an inordinate amount of time together."
    • "Yet they seem to have an inordinate respect for property."
  84. gilt (to gild)
    • /ɡɪlt/
    • pozłota, złocenie

    to gild (gilded/gilt) = złocić

    • "But it were well that all books had the top edge gilt."
    • "Without meaning to she looked at the big gilt clock."
  85. obscure
    • /əbˈskjʊə/
    • niejasny
    • ciemny, ponury, mroczny
    • niewyraźny, nieokreślony
    • mało znany (np. autor, pisarz)

    • "They talk in an obscure jargon."
    • "It is an obscure island in the Pacific."
    • "I had an obscure feeling that something would go wrong."
  86. conspicuous
    • /kənˈspɪkjʊəs/
    • rzucający się w oczy, widoczny
    • niezwykły, wyjątkowy, rażący, spektakularny

    • "I thought I'd try to get in and out without being conspicuous."
    • "Either of us following the woman about would be rather conspicuous."
  87. steeple
    • /ˈstiːpəl/
    • strzelista wieża
    • iglica

    • "But to go to that small white church with the high steeple gave us hope."
    • "Of the old church only the 47-m-tall steeple was kept."
  88. sinecure
    • /ˈsaɪnɪˌkjʊə/
    • synekura (dobrze płatna posada nie wymagająca dużego wysiłku)

    • "Life was not a task to him, but a sinecure."
    • "It's not a sinecure after all, being chairman of an international oil company."
  89. reverence
    • /ˈrɛvərəns/
    • szacunek (veneration)
    • okazanie szacunku

    • "the Chinese reverence for the dead"
    • "the French treat food with gentle reverence"
  90. droll
    • /drəʊl/
    • zabawny, śmieszny
    • dziwny, dziwaczny

    • "This seemed to be a droll saying at the time."
    • "It's the droll way he comes out with the things."
  91. caper
    • /ˈkeɪpə/
    • podskok, sus
    • zwariowana komedia, śmieszny film
    • przekręt
    • BrE zawracanie głowy
    • kapar

    • "What on earth put you up to such a caper?"
    • "No one who is in on the caper should make any money."
  92. lustre (BrE), luster
    • /ˈlʌstə/
    • połysk, blask
    • atrakcyjność

    • "But back home, the lustre has been lost a little."
    • "Since then, it appears to have lost some of its lustre."
  93. countenance
    • /ˈkaʊntɪnəns/
    • oblicze, mina, wyraz twarzy

    • "Numbly he recognized the countenances which were turned toward him."
    • "Barney had seen some countenances in his time and stayed alive by reading them."
    • "Their countenances and motions have lost every trace of animation."
  94. pallor
    • /ˈpælə/
    • bladość

    • "But with her pallor in the light, she looked already dead."
    • "His face had taken on the pallor of a dead man."
  95. prolix
    • /ˈprəʊlɪks; prəʊˈlɪks/
    • rozwlekły (o przemowie, książce)
  96. to commingle
    • /kəˈmɪŋ gəl/
    • mieszać (się)

    • "And there are two different issues that we're sort of commingling here."
    • "They said it had been commingled with other accounts held by the church."
    • "Commingling these two items gets us in trouble every time."
  97. veritable
    • /ˈvɛrɪtəbəl/
    • prawdziwy, rzeczywisty, odpowiedni

    • "I require veritable proof."
    • "The Unitarians were relentlessly hunted down and a veritable reign of terror ensued."
  98. abasement
    poniżenie, upokorzenie

    • "In cultures like this one, actually doing work was considered a social abasement."
    • "He had made that sacrifice in a spirit of abasement."
  99. pique
    • /pik/
    • uraza, irytacja

    • "A fit of pique because they held out too long."
    • "Sure, it had been in a moment of pique, but still."
  100. self-conceit
    • /ˈsɛlf kənˈsit, ˌsɛlf-/
    • zarozumialstwo, próżność
  101. avarice
    • /ˈævərɪs/
    • chciwość

    • "As for the other three, they are motivated solely by avarice."
    • "Western avarice has left its mark on ancient monuments as well."
  102. obtuse
    • /əbˈtjuːs/
    • tępy, ograniczony, głupi

    • "Still, you have to be pretty obtuse to not see the potential there."
    • "You would need to be pretty obtuse to wonder why."
  103. abstruse
    • /əbˈstruːs/
    • ciemny
    • niejasny
    • tajemniczy
    • zawiły

    • "The subject is not so abstruse as I thought it was."
    • "Some of his later work was too experimental or abstruse for the critics and the public."
  104. quandary
    • /ˈkwɒndrɪ; -dərɪ/
    • rozterka, dylemat

    • "His very first question however put me in a quandary."
    • "She was in a quandary as to what to say."
  105. arduous
    • /ˈɑːdjʊəs/
    • trudny, męczący (np. podróż)
    • żmudny, mozolny (np. nauka, ćwiczenia)

    • "It was going to be a long and arduous day."
    • "It had been an arduous process to get to this point."
  106. vicissitude
    • /vɪˈsɪsɪˌtjuːd/
    • zmienność
    • zmienne koleje

    • "In both cases they are are tall and ancient trees that have outlived a thousand political vicissitudes."
    • "Vicissitudes of fortune experienced in this family do not end in sadness."
  107. to churn
    • /tʃɜːn/
    • wzruszyć, wzburzyć
    • zburzyć
    • zryć

    "the White Whale churning himself into furious speed"
  108. to inundate
    • /ˈɪnʌnˌdeɪt/
    • zalać
    • zasypać (np. pytaniami)

    • "The low lying areas were inundated by flood waters."
    • "Were you inundated with emails from the portal?"
  109. auspicious
    • /ɔːˈspɪʃəs/
    • pomyślny
    • dobrze wróżący

    • "The marriage did not get off to a very auspicious start."
    • "The cars were not selling well, not a particularly auspicious start for a special edition."
  110. to strew
    • /struː/
    • rozsypać
    • rozrzucić

    • "But the road to European integration is not a rose-strewn path"
    • "It was no easy task and the path was strewn with pitfalls."
  111. to admonish
    • /ədˈmɒnɪʃ/
    • upomnieć
    • karcić

    • "Sarah knew better than to admonish him for his threat."
    • "They were admonished and then asked to leave the room."

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