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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład

a landslide majority

an outright/vast majority; In the last two elections, though particularly the last one, the Labor party has achieved a landslide majority.

first past the post system

system by which the first party to get a majority of votes, no matter how many, in whatever constituency, wins that constituency and has its m.p. represent that area - the opposite to proportional representation.


topic to which one often recurs, is obsessed by; The lowering of taxes is a subject which the present treasurer seems to treat as his own personal hobbyhorse, almost ignoring all other aspects of the economy.

horse trading

the pragmatic trading of favors... Listen, sunshine, lets have less horse trading and more principled actions based on loyalty, okay?

to curry favour with

to seek sb's approval in a, usually, sycophantic way; It's no use trying to curry favor with me by offering to do the dishes, you can't go out and that is that!


Central Intelligence Agency, established in 1947 by Truman; ~ conducts U.S. intelligence and counterintelligence missions overseas.

civil rights movement

Mass movement for political, social and economic equality by African Americans; ~ was vivid during the 1960s, mostly in the segregated cities of the Southern United States.

broken arrow

Any incident that includes the seizure, theft, loss or accidental destruction of a nuclear device.

first strike capability

The capacity to launch a nuclear strike without fear of a nuclear counterattack from the enemy; the United States enjoyed ~ over the Soviet Union until the late 1950s.

hot line

Direct phone line between Washington and Moscow; ~ has been used since the Cuban Missile Crisis.


a state of armed conflict. Belligerents are direct participants in the conflict.

conciliation a

n effort to achieve agreement and, hopefully, increased goodwill between two opposed parties; We still hope for successful ~ between USA and Afghanistan.


An agreement between two or more states concerning matters of common interest; ~ often deals with important subjects - international postal and copyright laws, for example, of the law of the sea.

country team

An American diplomatic term meaning the ambassador's cabinet; It consists of his deputy chief of mission, heads of all important embassy sections, and the chiefs of all other elements (military, agricultural, aid, information, and cultural, etc.) working under him in the "embassy community".


A written, as opposed to a telegraphic, message from an embassy to its home office or vice versa; US embassies all over the world received dispatches telling them to beware of anonymous mail.

good offices

An effort by a third state, or by an individual or an international body, designed to stimulate the processes of settlement in a dispute between two other states.


The establishment of improved relations. After the termination of the conflict, we wait for a gradual ~.

seventh floor

Shorthand for the most senior leadership of the U.S. State Department. It is where the offices of the Secretary of State and his most senior aides are located; The ~ are having a debate right now.

sixth floor

Where many of the U.S. State Department's regional and other assistant secretaries have their offices. Shorthand for the assistant secretary level of the department's leadership.


The process of making any person, object, or area safe by absorbing, destroying, neutralising, making harmless, or removing chemical or biological agents, or by removing radioactive material clinging or to around it; The ~ process can last for tens of years after a war.


A temporary storage area for logistics; fuel or ammunition

maneuver (am);

manoeuvre (Br.) 1. A movement to place ships or aircrafts in a position of advantage.

maneuver (am);

2. A tactical exercise carried out at sea, in the air, on the ground, or on a map in imitation of an operation.


peacekeeping soldier - civilian staff (whereas 'peace-keeping soldiers' doesn't); in practice however, the term usually refers to the military component of a peace-keeping operation see also: civilian peace-keeper

preventive diplomacy

action to prevent disputes from arising between parties, prevent existing disputes from escalating into conflicts and to limit the spread of the latter when they occur. Most civilised countries lead ~ nowadays.

gun pit

an. overlooking permanent checkpoint; One soldier was shot yesterday while he mounted guard in a ~.


an important and experienced politician who is admired in other countries as well as his own; Senator Wellstone is a true statesman.


the act of trying to persuade others to vote for a particular political party; Politicking is forbidden on election day.

election day

the day when people vote in an election; Election day will be on the first Thursday of November.

to go to the polls

to vote; The country will go to the polls and choose the best man.
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Komentarze (13)

Dużo "literówek" i kilka poważniejszych błędów.

nursery school - oznacza również ŻŁOBEK (tak podaje słownik Cambridge), kindergarten - tłumaczy się jako PRZEDSZKOLE.

Jeśli dla niektórych z Państwa brak polskiego tłumaczenia, to co robicie na tym dziale, skoro jest to dla studentów filologii? Skoro student filologii jest poziomu B2/C1 powinien, jak nie musi, być w stanie zrozumieć znaczenie
z kontekstu. Jeśli znów rozchodzi się o wymowę, to jakim problemem jest wejść na stronę słownika takiego jak, longman, czy oxford, wpisać słowo i przeczytać transkrypcję/odsłuchać wymowę? Wystarczy odrobinę pomyśleć i odpowiedź się sama nasunie. ;) Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Na jaki poziomie są te słówka ? Czy ich znajomość jest potrzebna do zdawania CAE ?

Wielka szkoda że, nie ma możliwości wydruku w pdf...

No właśnie w pdf by się przydało ;)

ma ktoś te wszystkie słówka w PDF ??

Zdania w przykładach są proste, co tu tłumaczyć? Zwłaszcza na tym poziomie. Ja bym raczej poprosiła o wymowę słówek. Czasem akcent albo głoska wymówiona nie tak -i klapa. Ale to drobiazg. Strona świetna, dziękuję i pozdrawiam.

Jest napisane, że to dla osób, które myślą o języku poważnie. Ucząc się zaawansowanego słownictwa, przeważnie już na poziomie B2/C1 rozumie się podaną po ang. definicję. Nie ma zatem co marudzić. :)

Moim zdaniem jeżeli ktoś już jest na filologii to powinien znać podstawowe zdania, sformułowania czy słowa jakie zostały zastosowane w tych przykładach słów ciut bardziej unikalnych, jak dla mnie bajka. Świetna strona, pozdrawiam.

Brak. Mnie np brakuje tłumaczenia zdania. I to jest też głównie największy problem w książkach. Tłumaczy się słówko a nie całe zdanie. I przez to niby zastosowanie jest - no jest... ale niepełne.

Genialny pomysł, ale nieprecyzyjne wykonanie...brak polskich tłumaczeń utrudnia pracę.


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