ENGLISH - LESSON 48

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valued more than one deserves
przeceniany, przereklamowany
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overrated
Opp.: underrated
His political influence is overrated; he is not as important as people think.

a story with invented details which make it more interesting
anegdota, historia pełna zmyślonych szczegółów
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yarn
He has a talent for spinning a good yarn; in fact, nobody can tell a story as he can.

(of sth) that can’t be compared to anything else of its kind
niezrównany
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unparalleled
It was an unparalleled opportunity to get to know New Zealand so well.

sb who spends a lot of time studying and thinking about complex ideas
intelektualista
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intellectual
Der.: intellectual (adj), intellectually (adv)
Einstein will always be remembered as one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century.

to decide that sth is not important enough to consider
odrzucić, zlekceważyć
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dismiss
Der.: dismissive (adj), dismissal (n)
The Prime Minister dismissed the allegations as unfounded and not even important enough to discuss.

of a boy, childish
chłopięcy
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boyish
People always remarked on his boyish appearance because he looked very young for his age.

in a way that can be supported by evidence
zapewne, można dowieść, że
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arguably
Arguably, the discovery of penicillin was one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the twentieth century.

a strong feeling of fear, worry or sadness
osłupienie, przerażenie, konsternacja
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dismay
Der.: dismay (v)
When Joan discovered that her grandson had been skipping classes, her dismay was immense; she was extremely disappointed with him.

just, simply
po prostu, jedynie, zaledwie
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merely
It was merely a request, not a demand.

rooted, difficult to change or remove
wrodzony, zakorzeniony, wrośnięty
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ingrained
His beliefs were deeply ingrained and it was unlikely they could be changed.

(of a book) used so much that the corners of the pages are turned down or torn
(o książce) z pozaginanymi rogami
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dog-eared
The page of the book had become dog-eared through continuous use.

enthusiastically
entuzjastycznie, z zapałem
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avidly
He was an enthusiastic pupil who avidly participated in class discussions.

resembling hallucinations, unreal
rodem z halucynacji, baśni lub snu, nierealny
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hallucinatory
Hallucinatory drugs make you see things that aren’t there.

to store sth valuable in a safe or a secret place
chować coś cennego
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stash
He didn’t want anyone else to see it and stashed it in his secret hiding place.

the most educated people in a country or community
inteligencja (jako grupa społeczna)
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intelligentsia
George Bernard Shaw was a member of the literary intelligentsia in the 1920s.

to say that sb or sth is stupid or has no value, to ridicule
drwić, szydzić z kogoś lub czegoś
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deride sb/sth
His fellow politicians derided the minister’s proposed tax reforms, letting him know just how inadequate his ideas were.

as a whole, in general
ogólnie rzecz biorąc, w większości
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at large
Support for the government amongst the population at large is low.

giving pleasure or satisfaction
satysfakcjonujący, zadowalający
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gratifying
After months of hard work, it was gratifying to see the finished product.

to read a book or magazine quickly and with great enthusiasm
pochłaniać, pożerać (np. książkę)
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devour
He was an avid reader and could devour a book in one sitting.

a range of themes, characters, events, etc
zakres
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scope
We did not cover several issues in our article: they are outside its scope.


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