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Słownik (6) – „Others” J. Herbert

Znów wpadło sporo nowych słówek. Mój własny słownik do “Others” Jamesa Herberta powstał przy pomocy bab.la, translatica.pl oraz dict.pl.

 

aggrandized – powiekszać, wyolbrzymiać “His faults – particularly his pseudo-racism – were ignored, his merits aggrandized.”

beguilling – zniewalający, urzekający, nęcący “I noticed that her hair was tied into a neat little tail at the back, unusual for a girl, who appeared to be in her mid-twenties, but all the more beguiling for it.”

blasphemy – bluźnierstwo “A curse or blasphemy usually did the job nowadays.”

cadaver – zwłoki “A bald-headed man with rheumy eyes and complexion that was slightly less healthy then a cadaver’s shook his walking stick at me as I went by his room.”

clairvojant – jasnowidz

contrite – skruszony

debonair – beztroski, czarujący, wytworny, niefrasobliwy

depleted – naruszony, zubożony

derision – kpina, pośmiewisko

dogged – uparty, zawzięty “We’re not super-sleuths, but we’re dogged; we don’t give up easily.”

gruesome – makabryczny, straszny, przerażający

guile – podstęp

harangue – kazanie, prawić morały “No point in hanging round just to take another harangue from Head Nurse.”

incongruities – sprzeczności, niedorzeczności, niedopasowanie

maudlin – ckliwy

meekly – łagodnie, potulnie “Meekly I followed.”

miffed – zły, urażony, dotknięty “Our accountant and administrator, still miffed, handed a typewritten brief from the catalogue company to Ida, who took it and began noting the details.”

obstetrician – akuszer

rheumy – wilgotny, malaryczny, kaprawy

scallywag – łobuz, “bully”

sleuth – detektyw, szpicel

subterfudge – wykręt, wybieg

tedium – nuda, monotonia

to adorn – stroić, ozdabiać, zdobić, ustroić “I noticed more sperblyreproduced prints of old masterpieces adorning the wallson the way, but these were subtly changed.”

to gloat – triumfować, chełpić się “I tried not to gloat.”

to instigate – prowokować, podjudzić

umbrage – obraza, zgorszenie

vagrant – włóczęga “… I did, what I always did when I came upon vagrants or beggars (not necessarily the same thing)…”

wraith – zjawa

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