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Glossary: Technology changes communication

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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 Technology changes communication, Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

ability - schopnosť
acquire - získať
acronym - skratka
affect - ovplyvniť
articulately - kultivovane
avoid - vyhnúť sa
aware - vedomý
basis - základ
brief - krátky
caution - opatrnosť
cognitive - poznávacie
consequently - v dôsledku
considerable - značný
constraint - nátlak
curricula - osnovy
cursive -
kurzíva/písané písmo
decrease - zníženie
delay - zdržiavanie
department - oddelenie
development - rozvoj
diacritics - diakritika
difficult - obtiažny
disappear - zmiznúť
edge - hrana
emphasis - dôraz
express - vyjadriť
fluency - plynulosť
focus - sústrediť
follow rules - dodržiavať pravidlá
gas utility - plynárenský podnik
gradually - postupne
habit - zvyk
handwriting - rukopis
high school - stredná škola
chat - internetový rozhovor
impact - účinok
incorporate - zahrnúť
inquiry - dopyt
invent - vynájsť
labour market - pracovný trh
loanwords - prevzaté slová
meanwhile - medzitým
obstacle - prekážka
omit - vynechať
originate - vzniknúť
particularly - najmä
pattern - vzor
penetrate - preniknúť
perceive - vnímať
phenomenon - fenomén
poll - voľby
printed script - paličkové písmo
private - súkromný
punctuation - interpunkcia
reason - dôvod
recipient - príjemca
refer - odkázať
respond - odpovedať
responsible - zodpovedný
result - výsledok
retain - udržať
share - podiel
shift - posun
simplified - zjednodušený
sizeable - značný
skill - zručnosť
spread - rozšíriť
stenography - tesnopis
succeed - uspieť
succumb - podľahnúť
switch - prepnúť
unambiguously - jednoznačne
undergo - podstúpiť
utilise - využiť
wet paint - čerstvo natreté

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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