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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-07-30

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1 Police raids in London and Rome, round up the last of the suspected attackers in last week's failed transit1 bombings in Britain's capital.

2 Breaking with President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Frist throws his support behind the Stem-Cell Bill, saying it's a matter of science.

3 An Iraqi judge says Saddam Hussein faced questions over a quashed Shiite uprising . Elsewhere a suicide blast kills Iraqi army volunteers.

4 North Korean nuclear disarmament talks stretch into their longest round yet, but the top US envoy2 stresses this isn't going to be easy.

5 And NASA's chief says he isn't giving up on another shuttle launch this year, despite suspending flights to fix the foam3 insulation4 problem.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. quash :VB=put down;quash,quashes,quashing,quashed
To quash a rebellion or protest means to stop it, often in a violent way.
eg. Troops were displaying an obvious reluctance5 to get involved in quashing demonstrations6.

2. uprising :N-COUNT: usu sing=rebellion, revolt;uprising,uprisings
When there is an uprising, a group of people start fighting against the people who are in power in their country, because they want to bring about a political change.
eg. ...a popular uprising against the authoritarian7 government...
eg. Isolated8 attacks in the north-east of the country have now turned into a full-scale uprising.

3. insulation :N-UNCOUNT;insulation
Insulation is a thick layer of a substance that keeps something warm, especially a building.
eg. High electricity bills point to a poor heating system or bad insulation.
eg. A wet suit provides excellent insulation.


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1 transit MglzVT     
n.经过,运输;vt.穿越,旋转;vi.越过
参考例句:
  • His luggage was lost in transit.他的行李在运送中丢失。
  • The canal can transit a total of 50 ships daily.这条运河每天能通过50条船。
2 envoy xoLx7     
n.使节,使者,代表,公使
参考例句:
  • Their envoy showed no sign of responding to our proposals.他们的代表对我方的提议毫无回应的迹象。
  • The government has not yet appointed an envoy to the area.政府尚未向这一地区派过外交官。
3 foam LjOxI     
v./n.泡沫,起泡沫
参考例句:
  • The glass of beer was mostly foam.这杯啤酒大部分是泡沫。
  • The surface of the water is full of foam.水面都是泡沫。
4 insulation Q5Jxt     
n.隔离;绝缘;隔热
参考例句:
  • Please examine the insulation of the electric wires in my house.请检查一下我屋子里电线的绝缘情况。
  • It is always difficult to assure good insulation between the electric leads.要保证两个电触头之间有良好的绝缘总是很困难的。
5 reluctance 8VRx8     
n.厌恶,讨厌,勉强,不情愿
参考例句:
  • The police released Andrew with reluctance.警方勉强把安德鲁放走了。
  • He showed the greatest reluctance to make a reply.他表示很不愿意答复。
6 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
7 authoritarian Kulzq     
n./adj.专制(的),专制主义者,独裁主义者
参考例句:
  • Foreign diplomats suspect him of authoritarian tendencies.各国外交官怀疑他有着独裁主义倾向。
  • The authoritarian policy wasn't proved to be a success.独裁主义的政策证明并不成功。
8 isolated bqmzTd     
adj.与世隔绝的
参考例句:
  • His bad behaviour was just an isolated incident. 他的不良行为只是个别事件。
  • Patients with the disease should be isolated. 这种病的患者应予以隔离。
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