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Glossary: New plan to fight floods

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 New plan to fight floods, 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 New plan to fight floods, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

budget - rozpočet
concrete - betón
considerable - značný
conventional - konvenčný/ovyklý
deluge - potopa
designed - určený
downstream - spodný prúd
dredging - bagrovanie
drought - sucho
dyke - hrádza
environment - životné prostredie
flood - povodeň
flow - prietok
government - vláda
halt - zastaviť
levee - náplav/hrádza
levelling - vyrovnávanie
lowland - nížina
measure - opatrenie
municipality - samospráva
newswire - tlačová agentúra
ongoing - pokračujúci
polder -územie s kontrolovanou úrovňou hladiny
previous - predchádzajúci
proxy - splnomocnenec
rely - spoliehať sa
retaining - zachytávanie
river banks - breh rieky
river basin - povodie
river bed - koryto rieky
so-called - takzvaný
soil erosion - erózia pôdy
solid - pevný
struggle - zápas/snaha
unveil - odhaliť
water tank - vodná nádrž
withstand - vydržať/odolať

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