no prob

old vocabulary!

so many years and I still pop up to write something just to make my English better and practise somewhere as just noting vocab down somewhere on a piece of paper does not serve as good as actually putting it to practice here!

 

dungeon master, why did i take notice of it?

play it cool

passover, actually approaching!

I am a houseproud (sometimes..  :D)

hostile man

she has been heading up the team for a long time [head up – to lead]

see sb off the station

Persona non grata – (undesirable, unwanted person; intruder)

I might also include other interesting facts or things that catch my eye 😉 

 

Lyon is a city in France. It is one of its largest cities just after Paris and Marseille.

back to vocabulary 😛

 

shipwreck = survivor

mercenery = (adj) self-interested

mercenery – najemca

LEPRECHAUN – check it for yourself 😛

flotsam – floating pieces of a shipwreck

sinister

elude = sneak out

 

possesed

informative – rich in information

evergreen

allround – universal, wszechstronny

 

not necessarily

we are out of time

pocket money – allowance

mutual similar common

united we stand, divided we fall – zgoda buduje, niezgoda rujnuje

dumpster – kontener (na odpadki)

venom-jad, złośliwość

deal-breaker – czynnik uniemozliwiajacy zawarcie umowy

still – motionless

 

ligthning striking distance – pole razenia

meet up with sth – krzyzowac sie z ( np. drogi)

feature film – film dlugometrazowy

lovebirds ❤

any of us was there

 

headmistress = headmaster

mind you – zauwaz lub uwazaj

snap decision – hastily

tit – sikorka

 

pull up – zatrzymac pojazd

punch – cios pięścią

trinity – trojca

repentance – skrucha

flyover – defilada

pain subsides

waves subside

irreverent – lacking respect

 

moor – wrzosowisko

shameless – arrogant – pushy – insolent

inattentiveness

 

carnal – bodily, sexual, physical

cannery – fabryka konserw

 

offshoot – odgałęzienie

outlet for my emotions – ujscie dla emocji

send off – usunac z boiska

catamaran – tratwa

huddle – gather

 

hooked on = addicted to

expenditure – outgoings

unbearable noise

tinned – puszkowany

readjust – dostosowac sie do nowej sytuacji; poprawic, dostroic

scour = search

to slurp a soft drink

appalled – shocked

bewildgering – staggering – stunning – dazzling

heyday

like a rosebud

cobbled street

 

resourcefulness

backdrop – scenery

conceivable

transfiguration – przeobrazenie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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let’s go to nyc

department stores 

Barneys, Bloomingdale’s, Henri Bendel, Lord &  Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue

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utah

nickname – beehive state

Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th admitted to the U.S on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th- largest by area, 31-most-populous, and 10th -least densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wymoing to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west.

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Creek Reservoir

 

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births, marriages and deaths

conceive – to give birth

pros and cons of confinement (old fashioned, to give birth and recuperate)

gynaecologist

heartburn – a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum

inducing labour

Caeserian operations

When the time came, I was in labour for twenty-three hours 

forceps delivery – extraction of the foetus from the maternal passages by the application

of forceps to the child’s head

post-natal depression – depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to mothehood, and fatigue

 

plaintiff – a person who brings a case against another in a court of law

trial separation  – an experimental period of living alone

civil marriage

a registry office

white wedding – a traditional Christian marriage in a church, at which the woman who is getting married wears a white dress

stag party / hen party

solicitor (lawyer in the UK)

vicar – the priest

maintenance of a baby is quite expensive

holy matrimony (sakrament malzenstwa) – a Christian phrase used to describe marriage, esp by a priest or minister in a wedding ceremony

 

dissolve – annul

award a decree nisi

decree nisi – wyrok tymczasowy

decree absolute – wyrok rozwodowy ostateczny

 

kick the bucket

from natural causes – of old age

asphyxiate – udusic suffocate

choke to death on a fish-bone

stabbed to death with a sword or knife

presumed death – smierc domniemana

mercy killing – euthanasia

garotting – wykonanie egzekucji poprzed uduszenie skazanego

stillborn – dead at birth

malnutrition – niedozywienie

cot deaths – nagla smierc lozeczkowa

bloodbath – rzez, masakra

posthumously – (for example dedicated to someone after death ) – posmiertnie

hearse – karawan do przewozenia zmarlych

a vehicle for conveying a coffin to a church or cemetery

wreaths – wieniec, girlanda

epitaph – epitafium, komentarz

headstone – nagrobek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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just a quick reminder

  1. Alabama – Montgomery
  2. Alaska – Juenau
  3. Arizona – Phoenix
  4. Arkansas – Little Rock
  5. Delaware – Dover
  6. Florida – Tallahasee
  7. Georgia – Atlanta
  8. Hawaii – Honolulu
  9. Idaho – Boise
  10. Iowa – Des Moines
  11. Illinois – Springfield
  12. Indiana – Indianapolis
  13. California – Sacramento
  14. Kentucky – Frankfort
  15. Kansas – Topeka
  16. Kolorado – Denver
  17. Louisiana – Baton Rouge
  18. Maine – Augusta
  19. Maryland – Annapolis
  20. Massachusetts – Boston
  21. Michigan – Lansing
  22. Minnesota – Saint Paul
  23. Missouri – Jackson
  24. Mississippi – Jefferson City
  25. Montana – Helena
  26. North Dakota – Bismarck
  27. North Carolina – Raleigh
  28. New York – Albany
  29. New Jersey – Trenton
  30. New Mexico – Santa Fe
  31. Nebraska – Lincoln
  32. Nevada – Carson City
  33. New Hamsphire – Concord
  34. Ohio – Columbus
  35. Oklahoma – Oklahoma City
  36. Oregon – Salem
  37. Pennsylvania – Harrisburg
  38. Rhode Island – Providence
  39. South Dakota – Pierre
  40. South Carolina – Columbia
  41. Texas – Austin
  42. Tennessee – Nashville
  43. Utah – Salt Lake City
  44. Vermont – Montpellier
  45. West Virginia – Charleston
  46. Virginia – Richmond
  47. Wisconsin – Madison
  48. Washington – Olympia
  49. Wyoming – Cheyenne
  50. Connecticut – Hartford

do I always have to forget about one of these?

anyway, well done to me!

By indolentlady

Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean on the north by Washington on the south by California and on the east by Idaho and on the southeast by Nevada.

It is one of the only three contiguous states to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the proximity to the ocean heavily influences the state’s mild winter climate despite the latitude.

The capital of Oregon is Salem, the second most populous of its cities. Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S

Mount Hood is the state’s highest point and Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park.

A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon was approved on November 4, 2014 , making Oregon only the second state to have legalized gay marriage, physician-assisted suicide and recreational marijuana.

 

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Trilliumlake

Mount Hood, with Trillium Lake in the foreground

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an aerial view of Crater Lake

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The High Desert of Oregon region

Kalmiopsis

Kalmiopsis Wildnerness

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Portland

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beauty is all around you

Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes and midwestern regions of the United States.

The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning ‘large water’. Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States with the eleventh most extensive total area. Its capital is Lansing and the biggest city is Detroit.

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By indolentlady

+a four stor,..ey block of flats

they went on a two month cruise to Egypt for their honeymoon

wafer – oplatek

i have a midnight mass to attend to

manger – zlob, koryto

if you put some mustard in the sandwiches they would have tasted better

if you pass your examination we will have a celebration

red borscht 😉

 

the town itself is really small

both as an actress and as a person

 

RockyMountains stretch some 3,000 miles from British Colombia and Alberta in Canada through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado down to New Mexico, US

 

the range offers dramatic wilderness, alpine lakes, diverse wildlife.

The highest peak : Mount Elbert ( Colorado, US)

 

 

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ech

i may not always love u

but long as there are stars above u

you never need to doubt it

i’ll make u so sure about it

god only knows what i’d be without you

if u should ever leave me

though live would still go on believe me

the world could show nothing to me

so what would living do me

 

god only knows what i’d be without u

if u should ever leave

the life would s

 

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what do i do? i know how it really is

all the rage = the latest trends

clothes&fashion = vogue

dagger – sztylet

shoestring = shoelace

frilled blouse – bluzka z falbankami

frills – falbanki

straitjacket – kaftan bezpieczenstwa

hem – rabek tkaniny

dress to kill

seams – szwy

cloak – a type of jacket without sleeves, fastened at the neck and hangs loosely from the shoulders,

worn especially in the past

cloak-and-dagger activities are secret and mysterious

hand in glove with somebody= working closely

the bus was bursting at the seams – pekac w szwach

its not fair to ask Tim to speak ‘off the cuff’ – bez namyslu

the book tells you how to cook delicious meals on a shoestring (skapy budzet)

vincent refused to let his bosses put him in a straitjacket

they’ve been having a lot of cloak-and-dagger meetings at work

lisa will leave ben if she starts to feel that she is hemmed in ( to surround sb so you cannot grow easily, put too much attention not leaving any free space) 

mel is hand in glove wih victor

skimpy top – kusy top

without frills – bez bajerow, bez dodatkow

casual clothes

dress down – underdressed

frumpy – no taste in clothes

if a style catches on, does it become more or less popular?

if a friends asks if a party is going to be ‘a dressy do’, what do they want to know?

thats a very snazzy outfit! [odlotowy]

cloack everything in such secrecy?

dress code – zasady ubioru np. w firmie

a slave to fashion

ahead of your time – z wyprzedzeniem, przed czasem

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