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Glossary: Underfed yet successful

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper. As well as this special glossary, which relates to the article Underfed yet successful, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper. As well as this special glossary, which relates to the article Underfed yet successful, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

ability - schopnosť
abroad - v zahraničí
absence - absencia
advise - radiť
achievement - úspech
annually - každoročne
application - aplikácia
approve - schváliť
attract - prilákať
attribute - atribút
automotive - automobilový
average - priemer
bi-layer - dvojvrstvový
biodegradable - biologicky rozložiteľný
burden - bremeno
cite - citovať
cloak - plášť
compostable -
kompostovateľné
condition - podmienka
conductible - vodivý
confirm - potvrdiť
consider- považovať
contribution - príspevok
crucial - rozhodujúce
currently - v súčasnej dobe
cylindrical - valcový
deciphering - dešifrovanie
deformability -
deformovateľnosť
degrade - odbúrať
demand - požiadavka
determine - určiť
development - rozvoj
device - zariadenie
distinguish - vyznamenať sa
draw - čerpať
emerge - objaviť sa
examination - vyšetrenie
fill - vyplniť
foster - podporovať
funding - financovanie
further - ďalší
gas - plyn
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) - HDP (hrubý domáci produkt)
headline - titulok
chain - reťazec
illustrate - ilustrovať
important - dôležitý
incorporate - začleniť
integrate - integrovať
intend - zamýšľať
invention - invencia/vynález
invest - investovať
invisibility - neviditeľnosť
key - kľúčový
lack - nedostatok
leading - vedúci
lectin - lecitín (proteín)
major - hlavný
medication - liečivo
noteworthy - pozoruhodný
occasion - príležitosť
packaging - balenie
palladium-free - bez paládia
pioneering - priekopnícky
policy - politika
polymer - polymér
poultry - hydina
proper - vhodné
proposal - návrh
reach - dosiahnuť
research - výskum
response - odpoveď
reverse - obrátiť
share - podiel
significantly - značne
solution - riešenie
solve - vyriešiť
start-up - mladá inovatívna firma/projekt
stem - pochádzať
sufficient - dostatočný
tail - chvost
therefore - preto
thus - teda
time - krát
toward - ku (smerom)
translucent - priesvitný
underscore - podčiarknuť
vaccine - vakcína
vanish - zmiznúť
worldwide - celosvetovo

This glossary is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator with the support of Sugarbooks, a distributor of foreign language books.

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