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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-08-09

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1: NASA plans to land Discovery Tuesday in Florida, California, or maybe New Mexico, a day after low clouds kept the space shuttle and its crew from returning to earth.

2 :ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings, the urbane1 Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the nightly news to Americans in five separate decades died Sunday at age 67.

3 :Iran resumes uranium conversion2 activities at one of its nuclear facilities despite European and American warnings of possible UN sanctions against Teheran.

4: President Bush signs a Massive Energy Bill that gives energy firms billions of dollars in tax subsidies3 , but does little to quickly ease gas prices or US reliance on foreign oil .

5: And thousands fill the streets of Medellin, Columbia this weekend for the city's annual flower fair as dozens of local residents paraded various floral arrangements.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. anchor
anchor anchors
The anchor on a television or radio programme, especially a news programme, is the person who presents it. (mainly AM)
He worked in the news division of ABCmhe was the anchor of its 15-minute evening newscast.
N-COUNT
= anchorman, anchorwoman

2. urbane
urbane
Someone who is urbane is polite and appears comfortable in social situations.
She describes him as urbane and charming.
In conversation, he was suave4 and urbane.
ADJ-GRADED
= cultured * gauche5
· urbanity
Fearey had all the charm and urbanity of the trained diplomat6.
N-UNCOUNT
= refinement7

3. sanction
sanction sanctions
Sanctions are measures taken by countries to restrict trade and official contact with a country that has broken international law.
The continued abuse of human rights has now led the United States to impose sanctions against the regime.
He expressed his opposition8 to the lifting of sanctions.
N-PLURAL: oft N against/on n

4. subsidy9
subsidy subsidies
A subsidy is money that is paid by a government or other authority in order to help an industry or business, or to pay for a public service.
European farmers are planning a massive demonstration10 against farm subsidy cuts.
They've also slashed11 state subsidies to utilities and transportation.
N-COUNT

5. fair
fair fairs
A fair is an event at which people display and sell goods, especially goods of a particular type.
...an antiques fair.
N-COUNT: oft n N

See also craft fair, trade fair.

6. parade
parade parades parading paraded
When people parade somewhere, they walk together in a formal group or a line, usually with other people watching them.
More than four thousand soldiers, sailors and airmen paraded down the Champs Elysee.
Everybody was beginning to parade back to the village.
VB

7. floral
floral
You can use floral to describe something that contains flowers or is made of flowers.
...eye-catching floral arrangements.
ADJ: ADJ n


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1 urbane GKUzG     
adj.温文尔雅的,懂礼的
参考例句:
  • He tried hard to be urbane.他极力作出彬彬有礼的神态。
  • Despite the crisis,the chairman's voice was urbane as usual.尽管处于危机之中,董事长的声音还象通常一样温文尔雅。
2 conversion UZPyI     
n.转化,转换,转变
参考例句:
  • He underwent quite a conversion.他彻底变了。
  • Waste conversion is a part of the production process.废物处理是生产过程的一个组成部分。
3 subsidies 84c7dc8329c19e43d3437248757e572c     
n.补贴,津贴,补助金( subsidy的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • European agriculture ministers failed to break the deadlock over farm subsidies. 欧洲各国农业部长在农业补贴问题上未能打破僵局。
  • Agricultural subsidies absorb about half the EU's income. 农业补贴占去了欧盟收入的大约一半。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 suave 3FXyH     
adj.温和的;柔和的;文雅的
参考例句:
  • He is a suave,cool and cultured man.他是个世故、冷静、有教养的人。
  • I had difficulty answering his suave questions.我难以回答他的一些彬彬有礼的提问。
5 gauche u6Sy6     
adj.笨拙的,粗鲁的
参考例句:
  • He now seems gauche and uninteresting.他显得又笨拙又古板。
  • She was a rather gauche,provincial creature.她是个非常不善交际、偏狭守旧的人。
6 diplomat Pu0xk     
n.外交官,外交家;能交际的人,圆滑的人
参考例句:
  • The diplomat threw in a joke, and the tension was instantly relieved.那位外交官插进一个笑话,紧张的气氛顿时缓和下来。
  • He served as a diplomat in Russia before the war.战前他在俄罗斯当外交官。
7 refinement kinyX     
n.文雅;高尚;精美;精制;精炼
参考例句:
  • Sally is a woman of great refinement and beauty. 莎莉是个温文尔雅又很漂亮的女士。
  • Good manners and correct speech are marks of refinement.彬彬有礼和谈吐得体是文雅的标志。
8 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
9 subsidy 2U5zo     
n.补助金,津贴
参考例句:
  • The university will receive a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence.那个大学将得到一笔人工智能研究的补助费。
  • The living subsidy for senior expert's family is included in the remuneration.报酬已包含高级专家家人的生活补贴。
10 demonstration 9waxo     
n.表明,示范,论证,示威
参考例句:
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • He gave a demonstration of the new technique then and there.他当场表演了这种新的操作方法。
11 slashed 8ff3ba5a4258d9c9f9590cbbb804f2db     
v.挥砍( slash的过去式和过去分词 );鞭打;割破;削减
参考例句:
  • Someone had slashed the tyres on my car. 有人把我的汽车轮胎割破了。
  • He slashed the bark off the tree with his knife. 他用刀把树皮从树上砍下。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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