Recenzje książki znajdziecie TU
callousness – bezduszność, bezwzględność Kicking herself for her callousness, she pulled the car over and got out.
caveat – sprzeciw, zastrzeżenie ‘What I am about to say comes with all the usual caveats, as I’m being rushed yet again …’
clincher – decydujący argument, rozstrzygający argument The abduction story was crazy enough but the fact that the perpetrator was a lone female was the clincher.
contorted – wykrzywiony, skręcony, powyginany And his face. His gaunt face was contorted into a hideous expression – fear, agony and horror written in his twisted features.
corroborate – potwierdzić So she needed to corroborate or destroy Amy’s story fast.
cull – odstrzał (zwierząt), ubój (selektywny) She did a lot of body-building and when she wasn’t in the gym, she was helping out with the culling.
entombed – pogrzebać, zakopać As her mother slumped to the floor defeated, Marie finally realized that they were entombed in their own home.
fissure – pęknięcie, szczelina Which tiny fissure in this tin can had they penetrated?
foliage – listowie Simpson hoovered these up, bounding through the foliage.
itinerant – wędrowiec, wędrowny aktor, wędrowny kaznodzieja/wędrowny Charlie formed a picture of a naturally itinerant young woman.
kited out – wyposażony (od kit – sprzęt, ekwipunek, zestaw) The flat was their family home and had been kitted out specially to deal with Anna’s mobility limitations – why should they have to move?
prevarication – wykręt, krętactwo, matactwo, dwuznaczność, kłamstwo Stop prevaricating.
redolent – przypominający (coś), przywołujący (wspomnienia) The dingy corridors, the broken lives, the graffiti and filth were too redolent of her own upbringing not to provoke a reaction.
scrote – młody przestępca, młodociany (ale też: moszna) One of the scrotes – a vicious acne-covered dropout called Steven Green – had attempted to burn out their flat.
shambolic – chaotyczny, zdezorganizowany An unshaven, shambolic mess.
svelte – wysmuły, smukły She was a striking figure – youthful and svelte but also broken and disfigured.
throng – chmara, tłum, natłok, gromada Slowing her pace, she savoured this moment of peace, casting an amused eye over the throng of shoppers that surrounded her.
truculence – okrutność, agresywność, brutalność Amy was the picture of truculence, clearly unhappy to be forced back into her nightmare.
yob – prymityw, cham, gbur, chuligan These were the cards they’d been dealt and Marie was not one to be bitter – had it not been for the local yobs.