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Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions published as part of the Spectator College.

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As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles "Corruption starts with an individual" and "Football officials convicted of sports corruption in Slovakia", you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

administration – správa (niečoho), vedenie, riadenie
bargain – jednanie, vyjednávanie
bribery – úplatkárstvo, podplácanie
conduct – postup, konanie, vykonávanie
convict – odsúdenec, usvedčený
corruption – korupcia
crucial – kľúčové, kritické
demand – požiadavka, dopyt
detriment – škoda, ujma
disclose – odhaliť, zverejniť
dishonest – nečestný
downside –negatívna/ temná stránka
election – voľby
entitled – oprávnený
file – spis, súbor
fraudulent – podvodný, nečestný
gratification – radosť, uspokojenie
gratitude – vďačnosť
happening – udalosť, stretnutie
identify with – stotožniť sa s
leak – uniknúť
legitimate – zákonný, oprávnený
lenient – mierny
maintenance – údržba, obsluha
media spin – v tomto prípade istá forma propagandy,
podávanie skreslených informácií
misleading – zavádzajúci, klamlivý
newswire – spravodajská agentúra
offender – vinník, páchateľ
officer – úradník, funkcionár, zástupca
one-off – jednorazový
partake – podieľať sa, zúčastniť sa na
petty – drobný, malý
plea – námietka, obhajoba
plead – žiadať, priznať sa
polling station – volebná miestnosť
probation – podmienka, skúšobná lehota
procurement – sprostredkovanie, obstarávanie
prosecutor – prokurátor, žalobca
Prosecutor’s Office – úrad prokuratúry
racketeer – vydierač, priekupník
reinforce – posilniť
sentence – rozsudok
speak out – prehovoriť
superior – nadriadený, vyššie postavený
surface – vynoriť sa na povrch
survey – prieskum
suspension – odklad
watchdog – kontrolný orgán, dohľad
widespread – rozšírený
whistleblower – oznamovateľ korupcie
wrongdoing – priestupok

This glossary is published as part of The Spectator College, a programme designed to support the study and teaching of English in Slovakia, as well as to inspire interest in important public issues among young people.

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