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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.

Greenpeace Slovakia installs a pan on which the Earth gets symbolically fried on Hodža Square in Bratislava on September 9, 2019Greenpeace Slovakia installs a pan on which the Earth gets symbolically fried on Hodža Square in Bratislava on September 9, 2019(Source: TASR)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles "Civil society seen as the best cure to safeguard democracy" and "Mental health not seen as a priority by the state", you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

association – združenie

attempt – pokus

best practices – najlepšie postupy

bill – návrh zákona

blend – miešať

bond – väzba, puto

bottom up – hore nohami

budget – rozpočet

CEO – generálny riaditeľ

civic – občiansky

civil society – občianska spoločnosť

corporate responsibility – spoločenská zodpovednosť

crowdfunding – kolektívne financovanie

cure – liek

dedication – venovanie sa, odhodlanosť

disabled – postihnutý

diversified – rôznorodý

donation – dar, príspevok

efficiency – účinnosť, efektívnosť

emancipate – zrovnoprávniť

exploit – zneužiť

foreign – zahraničný, cudzí

freedom of assembly – sloboda zhromažďovania

funding – finančná podpora

hardship – ťažkosti, útrapy

inclusion – začlenenie

inefficiently – neefektívne, neúčinne

initiative- iniciatíva

keenly – nadšene

legal terms – právne podmienky

loneliness – samota

manifest – prejaviť, ukázať

markedly – zjavne

mentor – mentor, radca

non-governmental organisation – mimovládna organizácia

philanthropy – dobročinnosť

plenipotentiary – splnomocnenec

portray – zobraziť, opísať

proponent – zástanca

quintuple – päťnásobný

reach out to – natiahnuť sa za, osloviť

safeguard – zaručiť, ochrániť

satisfactory – uspokojivé

self-harm – sebapoškodzovanie

set up – založiť

suicidal – samovražedné

to table – predložiť (na diskusiu)

transparency – transparentnosť

weak spot – slabá stránka

worsen – zhoršiť

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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