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Słownik (14) “The Secret Life of Bees” Sue Monk Kidd

You think you want to know something and once you do, all you can think about is erasing it from your mind. From now on when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I planned to say Amnesiac.

Kolejny odcinek słownika. Tym razem do cudnej powieści amerykańskiej pisarki Sue Monk Kidd “The Secret Life of Bees”, o której możecie poczytać TUTAJ. Znalazło się tylko kilka nowych dla mnie słów. Korzystałam z http://pl.bab.la/ i z https://www.diki.pl/

bolster – podpierać, podnieść, podtrzymywać (np. morale, pewność siebie) I wanted you to have a Chance to get yourself on solid ground, get your heart bolstered up first.

contemptible – godny pogardy, zasługujący na pogardę Inside, I felt contemptible, abandoned.

fib – bujda, kłamstwo
Any other day of my life I could have won a fibbing contest hands down.

iridescent – mieniący sie barwami, opalizujący A barge of mist floated along the water, and dragonflies, iridescent blue ones, darted back and forth like they were stitching up the air.

levee – wał, grobla

minuscule – bardzo mały, maleńki, miniaturowy The Sting shot pain all the way to my elbow, causing me to marvel at how much punishment a minuscule creature can inflict.

prod – popędzać, popychać (do czegoś), skłaniać (do czegoś), zmobilizować You have to know when to prod and when to be quiet, when to let things take their course.

scraggly – cienki, skąpy, postrzępiony
It was the first time I’d felt like more then a scraggly girl.

slanted – ukośny pochylony, pochyły The air inside was dim and still, slanted with light from the side windows, not pretty stained-glass windows but milky panes you can’t really see through.

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