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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-08-13

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1. At London's Heathrow airport, striking British Airways1 staff get back to work after a walkout that saw all flights cancelled stranding2 thousands.

2. As US gas prices soar, nearly 2 out of 3 in an AP-AOL poll expect fuel costs will cause them financial hardship in the coming months.

3. Iran’s former president slams the UN’s nuclear Watchdog for urging Teheran suspend uranium conversion3, saying the West can't push his country around.

4. As food aid arrives in Niger, African leaders face the challenge of finding lasting4 solutions for the chronic5 lack of food across much of the continent.

5. And the Mars orbiter blasts off in a mission aimed at gathering6 more data about the Red Planet than all previous missions combined.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. walkout
walkout walkouts
A walkout is a strike.
N-COUNT

2. lasting
lasting
You can use lasting to describe a situation, result, or agreement that continues to exist or have an effect for a very long time.
We are well on our way to a lasting peace.
She left a lasting impression on him.
...but there was no lasting damage.
ADJ: usu ADJ n

See also last.

3. chronic
chronic
A chronic situation or problem is very severe and unpleasant.
One cause of the artist's suicide seems to have been chronic poverty.
There is a chronic shortage of patrol cars in this police district.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
= severe


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1 AIRWAYS 5a794ea66d6229951550b106ef7caa7a     
航空公司
参考例句:
  • The giant jets that increasingly dominate the world's airways. 越来越称雄于世界航线的巨型喷气机。
  • At one point the company bought from Nippon Airways a 727 jet. 有一次公司从日本航空公司买了一架727型喷气机。
2 stranding e218008cc786ec283498aa494bef8273     
n.(船只)搁浅v.使滞留,使搁浅( strand的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • The airport had to be closed, stranding tourists. 机场被迫关闭,造成游客滞留。 来自辞典例句
  • The stream of history had changed course away from him, stranding him in failure. 历史潮流已经改变方向,与他背道而驰,使他陷于失败之中。 来自辞典例句
3 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。
4 lasting IpCz02     
adj.永久的,永恒的;vbl.持续,维持
参考例句:
  • The lasting war debased the value of the dollar.持久的战争使美元贬值。
  • We hope for a lasting settlement of all these troubles.我们希望这些纠纷能获得永久的解决。
5 chronic BO9zl     
adj.(疾病)长期未愈的,慢性的;极坏的
参考例句:
  • Famine differs from chronic malnutrition.饥荒不同于慢性营养不良。
  • Chronic poisoning may lead to death from inanition.慢性中毒也可能由虚弱导致死亡。
6 gathering ChmxZ     
n.集会,聚会,聚集
参考例句:
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
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