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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-08-14

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1:Days before the deadline, Iraqis vow1 to finish their draft constitution with the US and UN diplomats2 pressuring Sunni Arabs to accept it.

2:An anti-war vigil outside President Bush’s ranch3 by a mother who lost her son in Iraq draws both sides as it enters its second week.

3:The Palestinian militant4 group Hamas vows5 to fight Israel beyond the Gaza pullout also claiming victory for the impending6 withdrawal7.

4:Sri Lanka imposes a state of emergency after the slaying8 of its foreign minister seen as a blow to the island’s fragile peace hopes.

5:And a 23-year-old businessman is crowned Mr. Afghanistan in that war-battered10 country’s first ever national bodybuilder competition.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. vigil
vigil vigils
If someone keeps a vigil or keeps vigil somewhere, they remain there quietly for a period of time, especially at night, for example because they are praying or are making a political protest.
A prayer vigil is being held in the cathedral in memory of the bishop11.
Protesters are holding a twenty-four hour vigil outside the socialist12 party headquarters.
She kept a vigil at Patrick's bedside.
...protesters who kept vigil at the border last night.
PHR: V inflects, usu PHR prep/adv

2. impending
impending
An impending event is one that is going to happen very soon. (FORMAL)
On the morning of the expedition I awoke with a feeling of impending disaster.
He'd spoken to Simon that morning of his impending marriage.
ADJ: ADJ n

3. crown
3 crown crowns crowning crowned
When a king or queen is crowned, a crown is placed on their head as part of a ceremony in which they are officially made king or queen.
Elizabeth was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.
Two days later, Juan Carlos was crowned king.
...the newly crowned King.
VB: usu passive

4. batter9
3 batter batters13 battering14 battered
If a place is battered by wind, rain, or storms, it is seriously damaged or affected15 by very bad weather.
The country has been battered by winds of between fifty and seventy miles an hour.
...a storm that's been battering the Northeast coastline.
VB: usu passive
= pound

5. bodybuilder
bodybuilder bodybuilders
A bodybuilder is a person who does special exercises regularly in order to make his or her muscles grow bigger.
N-COUNT also body builder.


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1 vow 0h9wL     
n.誓(言),誓约;v.起誓,立誓
参考例句:
  • My parents are under a vow to go to church every Sunday.我父母许愿,每星期日都去做礼拜。
  • I am under a vow to drink no wine.我已立誓戒酒。
2 diplomats ccde388e31f0f3bd6f4704d76a1c3319     
n.外交官( diplomat的名词复数 );有手腕的人,善于交际的人
参考例句:
  • These events led to the expulsion of senior diplomats from the country. 这些事件导致一些高级外交官被驱逐出境。
  • The court has no jurisdiction over foreign diplomats living in this country. 法院对驻本国的外交官无裁判权。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 ranch dAUzk     
n.大牧场,大农场
参考例句:
  • He went to work on a ranch.他去一个大农场干活。
  • The ranch is in the middle of a large plateau.该牧场位于一个辽阔高原的中部。
4 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
5 vows c151b5e18ba22514580d36a5dcb013e5     
誓言( vow的名词复数 ); 郑重宣布,许愿
参考例句:
  • Matrimonial vows are to show the faithfulness of the new couple. 婚誓体现了新婚夫妇对婚姻的忠诚。
  • The nun took strait vows. 那位修女立下严格的誓愿。
6 impending 3qHzdb     
a.imminent, about to come or happen
参考例句:
  • Against a background of impending famine, heavy fighting took place. 即将发生饥荒之时,严重的战乱爆发了。
  • The king convoke parliament to cope with the impending danger. 国王召开国会以应付迫近眉睫的危险。
7 withdrawal Cfhwq     
n.取回,提款;撤退,撤军;收回,撤销
参考例句:
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
8 slaying 4ce8e7b4134fbeb566658660b6a9b0a9     
杀戮。
参考例句:
  • The man mimed the slaying of an enemy. 此人比手划脚地表演砍死一个敌人的情况。
  • He is suspected of having been an accomplice in the slaying,butthey can't pin it on him. 他有嫌疑曾参与该杀人案,但他们找不到证据来指控他。
9 batter QuazN     
v.接连重击;磨损;n.牛奶面糊;击球员
参考例句:
  • The batter skied to the center fielder.击球手打出一个高飞球到中外野手。
  • Put a small quantity of sugar into the batter.在面糊里放少量的糖。
10 battered NyezEM     
adj.磨损的;v.连续猛击;磨损
参考例句:
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
11 bishop AtNzd     
n.主教,(国际象棋)象
参考例句:
  • He was a bishop who was held in reverence by all.他是一位被大家都尊敬的主教。
  • Two years after his death the bishop was canonised.主教逝世两年后被正式封为圣者。
12 socialist jwcws     
n.社会主义者;adj.社会主义的
参考例句:
  • China is a socialist country,and a developing country as well.中国是一个社会主义国家,也是一个发展中国家。
  • His father was an ardent socialist.他父亲是一个热情的社会主义者。
13 batters f7ed21931431c6e07fb35b2002a84f83     
n.面糊(煎料)( batter的名词复数 );面糊(用于做糕饼);( 棒球) 正在击球的球员;击球员v.连续猛击( batter的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • The pitcher has beaned as many as three batters in this game. 在这?热?投手投球竟打中了三个击手的头。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • A storm batters the ship. 一场风暴袭击了这条船。 来自辞典例句
14 battering 98a585e7458f82d8b56c9e9dfbde727d     
n.用坏,损坏v.连续猛击( batter的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • The film took a battering from critics in the US. 该影片在美国遭遇到批评家的猛烈抨击。
  • He kept battering away at the door. 他接连不断地砸门。 来自《简明英汉词典》
15 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
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