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An exponential rate of increase becomes quicker and quicker as the thing that increases becomes larger:
We are looking for exponential growth in our investment. There has been an exponential increase in the world population this century.
rzędem, po kolei (przysłówek)
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If something is done in tandem, two people develop or work on it together or during the same period of time:
This director and composer have worked in tandem on several films. they rode tandem on the horseback.
mówiący za dużo, gadatliwy
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using or containing more words than are necessary:
a verbose explanation/report/speech/style He was a notoriously verbose after-dinner speaker. The introduction is rather hard going, being extremely verbose.
powściągliwy (w słowach i w czynach), z dystansem
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not friendly or willing to take part in things. not interested or involved, usually because you do not approve of what is happening. offhand, detached, distant, temprate
She seemed rather aloof when in fact she was just shy. Whatever is happening in the office, she always remains aloof. She kept herself aloof from her husband's business. RESERVED
niedający się wyprowadzić z równowagi
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extremely calm. not likely to get worried, nervous, or angry even in difficult situations
birds flap their wings. She's totally unflappable - you have to be when working in such a high-pressure environment.
nacierać uszu, ostro krytykować
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to criticize someone or something severely
His first novel was well and truly lambasted by the critics.
swarliwy, kłótliwy
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arguing and complaining a lot
He's getting a bit cantankerous in his old age.
odważny, rezolutny
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brave, GUTSY(informal)
It was plucky of you to chase after the burglar.
wpełznąć, wkradać się w
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creep in
to gradually start to be noticeable. If mistakes creep in or creep into a piece of text, they are included despite efforts not to include them:
It is inevitable that some unwanted mistakes may creep in during the editing process. Doubts began to creep into my mind about the likely success of the project.
wysiedlać, ale również wykorzeniać
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to remove a person from their home or usual environment:
The war has uprooted nearly two thirds of the country's population. The Displaced folk had to be looking for the refuge in the contiguous countries.
piętrzyć się, nagromadzać się (np. o problemach), organizować, montować
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to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger. to organize and begin an activity or event
The children's excitement is mounting as Christmas gets nearer. Don't let your problems mount and overwhelm you. Queen Elizabeth II mounted the throne (= became queen) in 1952. to mount an attack/campaign/challenge/protest
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You have no faith in the essential decency of the white man's culture. Decency and simplicity is of no use in this world. Let us have the decency, as we do tonight, not to blame the weather.
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in a way that shows strong dislike or a lack of respect for someone or something. scornful
The waiter smiled contemptuously at anyone who didn't know which wine to order. He was very contemptuous of "popular" writers, whom he described as having no talent.
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the act or ceremony of making someone a priest or other religious leader
zamieniać słowo w czyn
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follow up words with actions
to materialize the thing you are saying, so that it doesn't just bear en empty information but is followed by your endeavors to fulfill your words and bring them to fruition.
trochę, w niewielkim stopniu; na odludziu; zdalnie
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in any way; to a remote degree
a remotely situated farmhouse. He isn’t even remotely like his brother. a remotely operated car
mieć słabość do
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be sucker for
to like something so much that you cannot refuse it or judge its real value
I have to confess I'm a sucker for musicals.
efektowny, robiący wrażenie, WIELKI
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He was as well the grand prince of Lithuania. She organised a dinner in grand style. This is a grand figure of the fashion industry.
pochopnie, porywczo, impulsywnie
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We acted impulsively, that I cannot deny. But what would you do if you were in our shoes?
mozolny chód, brnąć, iść ociężale
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to walk slowly with a lot of effort, especially over a difficult surface or while carrying something heavy:
You can't trudge through this snow. It's too deep. Their trudge was for nothing, they didn't survive the storm.
więcej niz
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north of
I'm afraid we will have to spend north of $1000 trip
robić unik, podtapiać się (w czasie zabawy), dać nyra (w boczną ścieżkę)
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to move your head or the top part of your body quickly down, especially to avoid being hit: to push someone underwater for a short time: to move quickly to a place, especially in order not to be seen
I saw the ball hurtling towards me and ducked (down). Duck your head or you'll bang it on the doorframe. The boys were splashing around and ducking each other in the pool. When he saw them coming, he ducked into a doorway.
podawać się za, utrzymywać; sens, wymowa czegoś
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to pretend to be or to do something, especially in a way that is not easy to believe: to claim to have done sth
The tape recording purports to be of a conversation between the princess and a secret admirer. They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school. I didn't read it all but I think the purport of the letter was that he'll stay.
tęsknić za kimś czymś, pragnąc czegoś z utęsknieniem
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yearn for
to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have:
He yearns for the advent of long-awaited winter. Despite his great commercial success he still yearns for critical approval.
zrobić kiepskie wrażenie, nie zrobić wrażenia
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to fail to make someone, or people in general, feel any excitement or admiration, or to make them feel less excitement or admiration than expected
I have to say that stories of superheroes almost always underwhelm me. His speeches never fail to underwhelm (= they are never impressive or exciting). The food was good but unfortunately we found the rest of the experience distinctly underwhelming.
mieć szeroki wybór
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have a wide selection
maczać w czymś palce
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have hand in sth
to be involved with something or have influence on something:
Who planned the party – I bet you had a hand in it, didn't you? tinker
prawda; kwintesencja i istota; znaczenie
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the most important part of what someone has said or written. importance, seriousness, or relationship to real facts:
Later that year, the substance of their secret conversation appeared in a newspaper article. There is no substance in/to the allegation. Did you grasp the substance of this film? The substance has come to light.
skrupuł, ukłucie, nagłe poczucie (niepokoju),
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an uncomfortable feeling when you doubt if you are doing the right thing:
She had no qualms about lying to the police. Unfortunately, he said, there are people who have no qualms about bringing in replacement workers for strikers.
pozostawiony w spokoju
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The girl had been molested frequently by her stepfather from the age of eight. United Nations premises were looted and personnel were molested by demonstrators. leave somebody unmolested
rozmaity, różny
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Sundry distant relatives, most of whom I hardly recognized, turned up for my brother's wedding. The hotel sent a bill for food, drinks, room service, newspapers and other sundry items.
odosobnione (miejsce)
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A sequestered place is peaceful because it is far away from people
I found a sequestered spot in the park and lay down with my book.
wieńczyć (coś), być na szczycie (czegoś)
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to get to the top of. to stay or lie at the top of. an Olympic swimmer who surmounted endless obstacles to achieve her goals
Our verb mount, meaning "ascend, get up onto", comes from the same Latin root as mountain, and we keep those images in mind when using surmount, since climbing up or over a mountain is a symbol of achievement. The word almost always refers to human effort
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I took a canteen of water for the journey.
dopilnować czegoś
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to see to sth
The report will be ready by the end of the month, I'll see to it
przejść samego siebie
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to outdo oneself
The apple pie is amazing. You have outdone yourself.
w mgnieniu oka
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on the double
I'll come and rescue you on the double.
pokaż swoje prawdziwe oblicze
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show one's true colours
zmuszać. 2) wzbudzać
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Your father compels respect... She didn't want to help them but conscience compelled her to. I felt compelled to tell her the truth. Your father compels respect.
zdolność do przypadkowych odkryć, szczęśliwy zbieg okoliczności
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the fact of finding interesting or valuable things by chance
There is a real element of serendipity in archaeology.
Opatrzność; przezorność
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the care and control of God or of a force that is not human in origin:
He trusts in divine providence.
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the pale yellow liquid that forms 55% of human blood and contains the blood cells
Intensive care beds are running out, and blood plasma is needed urgently.
źrebię, oźrebić się (o klaczy)
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a young horse
integralna jedność
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organic unity
COALESCE implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity.

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