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Glossary: People and Nature

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 topic People and Nature, 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 topic People and Nature, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

abstain - zdržať sa
acute - akútny
adopt - prijať
aforementioned - vyššie spomenutý
allegedly - údajne
annually - každoročne
appeal - žiadosť
assessment - posúdenie
ban - zákaz
beekeeper - včelár
bloom - kvitnúť
boost - podporiť
cereals - obilniny
climate - klíma/podnebie
colony - kolónia
committee - výbor
condition - podmienka
conduct - vypracovať
contribute - prispieť
crop - plodina
decision - rozhodnutie
decline - pokles
demand - požiadavka
downplay - znižovať
dry - suchý
effort - úsilie
ensure - zabezpečiť
essential - základný
evidence - dôkaz
expense - úkor
exposure - vystavenie
feed - kŕmenie
flow - tok
foliar treatment - ošetrovanie listov
glacier - ľadovec
government - vláda
gradual - postupný
growth - rast
guttation - slzenie rastlín
harm - poškodiť
chamber - komora
ice sheet - ľadová pokrývka
impact - dopad
infestation - zamorenie/invázia
irreversible - nezvrátiteľný
maize - kukurica
majority - väčšina
Mediterranean - Stredomorie
melt - topiť
mite - roztoč
observe - pozorovať
override - predísť
pests - škodci
pledge - prísľub
point - ukázať
pollen - peľ
precipitation - zrážky
procedurally - procedurálne
proposal - návrh
provide - poskytnúť
rapeseed - repkové semeno
reach - dosiahnuť
reasoning - dôvodenie
residue - zvyšok
response - reakcia
responsibility - zodpovednosť
restriction - obmedzenie
result - vyplývať
reverse - zvrátiť
rise - nárast
sensitive - citlivý
shrink - zmenšovať sa
shortcomings - nedostatky
smuggle - pašovať
soil - pôda
sort - typ
spokesperson - hovorca
sunflower - slnečnica
supplies - dodávky
surface - povrch
sustain - udržiavať
tipping - preklápací
treatment - liečba
utmost - maximum
vital - životne dôležitý
vote - hlasovať
wealth - bohatstvo
well-being - prospech/blahobyt
wild - divoký

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