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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-08-23

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1:In another dramatic last-minute standoff, Iraqi leaders put off a vote on a draft constitution late Monday, adjourn1ing parliament at a midnight deadline in a bid for more time to win over the Sunni Arab minority whose support is key to stopping the insurgency3.

2:Saboteurs trigger a cascade4 of blackouts that halt Iraq's entire oil export capacity for most of the day, costing the country almost 60 million dollars in lost exports and adding to supply concerns on world markets.

3:The last Israeli settlers leave the Gaza Strip ending a civilian5 presence that heightened Mideast tensions for decades. Troops surround two small West Bank settlements where thousands of extremists armed with stun6 grenades and tear gas defy orders to leave.

4:President Bush facing dwindling7 support for his war policy argues that the United States must not retreat from Iraq. In his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Bush says the only way to defend our citizens where we live is to go after the terrorists where they live.

5:Dramatic video of a fiery8 helicopter crash in a remote region of Kyrgyzstan has been obtained by APTN. Incredibly no one was killed when the chopper slammed into a glacier9 and exploded in flames on August 6th.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. adjourn
adjourn adjourns10 adjourning2 adjourned11
If a meeting or trial is adjourned or if it adjourns, it is stopped for a short time.
The proceedings12 have now been adjourned until next week.
I am afraid the court may not adjourn until three or even later.
V-ERG

2. saboteur
saboteur saboteurs
A saboteur is a person who deliberately13 damages or destroys things such as machines, railway lines, and bridges in order to weaken an enemy or to make a protest. In Britain, people who try to stop blood sports such as fox hunting are also referred to as saboteurs.
The saboteurs had planned to bomb buses and offices.
...a confrontation14 between huntsmen and saboteurs.
N-COUNT

3. cascade
1 cascade cascades15
If you refer to a cascade of something, you mean that there is a large amount of it. (LITERARY)
The women have lustrous16 cascades of black hair.
A cascade of mail arrived from friends.
N-COUNT: usu N of n

4. blackout
3 blackout blackouts
If there is a power blackout, the electricity supply to a place is temporarily cut off.
There was an electricity black-out in a large area in the north of the country.
N-COUNT: usu sing, usu n N also black-out.

5. dwindle17
dwindle dwindles18 dwindling dwindled19
If something dwindles, it becomes smaller, weaker, or less in number.
The factory's workforce20 has dwindled from over 4,000 to a few hundred.
Exports are dwindling and the trade deficit21 is swelling22.
He is struggling to come to terms with his dwindling authority.
VB

6. chopper
chopper choppers
A chopper is a helicopter. (INFORMAL)
Overhead, the chopper roared and the big blades churned the air.
N-COUNT
= helicopter

7. glacier
glacier glaciers23
A glacier is an extremely large mass of ice which moves very slowly, often down a mountain valley.
N-COUNT


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1 adjourn goRyc     
v.(使)休会,(使)休庭
参考例句:
  • The motion to adjourn was carried.休会的提议通过了。
  • I am afraid the court may not adjourn until three or even later.我担心法庭要到3点或更晚时才会休庭。
2 adjourning b7fa7e8257b509fa66bceefdf9a8f91a     
(使)休会, (使)休庭( adjourn的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • Before adjourning, councillors must stop procrastinating and revisit this controversial issue. 在休会之前,参议员必须停止拖延,重新讨论这个引起争议的问题。
  • They decided upon adjourning the session. 他们决定休会。
3 insurgency dqdzEb     
n.起义;暴动;叛变
参考例句:
  • And as in China, unrest and even insurgency are widespread. 而在中国,动乱甚至暴乱都普遍存在。 来自互联网
  • Dr Zyphur is part an insurgency against this idea. 塞弗博士是这一观点逆流的一部分。 来自互联网
4 cascade Erazm     
n.小瀑布,喷流;层叠;vi.成瀑布落下
参考例句:
  • She watched the magnificent waterfall cascade down the mountainside.她看着壮观的瀑布从山坡上倾泻而下。
  • Her hair fell over her shoulders in a cascade of curls.她的卷发像瀑布一样垂在肩上。
5 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
6 stun FhMyT     
vt.打昏,使昏迷,使震惊,使惊叹
参考例句:
  • When they told me she had gone missing I was totally stunned.他们告诉我她不见了时,我当时完全惊呆了。
  • Sam stood his ground and got a blow that stunned him.萨姆站在原地,被一下打昏了。
7 dwindling f139f57690cdca2d2214f172b39dc0b9     
adj.逐渐减少的v.逐渐变少或变小( dwindle的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • The number of wild animals on the earth is dwindling. 地球上野生动物的数量正日渐减少。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He is struggling to come to terms with his dwindling authority. 他正努力适应自己权力被削弱这一局面。 来自辞典例句
8 fiery ElEye     
adj.燃烧着的,火红的;暴躁的;激烈的
参考例句:
  • She has fiery red hair.她有一头火红的头发。
  • His fiery speech agitated the crowd.他热情洋溢的讲话激动了群众。
9 glacier YeQzw     
n.冰川,冰河
参考例句:
  • The glacier calved a large iceberg.冰河崩解而形成一个大冰山。
  • The upper surface of glacier is riven by crevasses.冰川的上表面已裂成冰隙。
10 adjourns 25f21b5f56e8c826208a0a64f309155a     
(使)休会, (使)休庭( adjourn的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Congress adjourns in 3 weeks, we can't do this alone. 距国会开会只有3个星期,我们不能单干。
  • And so, at six in the morning, a victorious Convention adjourns. 这样,早上六点,胜利的国民议会休会了。
11 adjourned 1e5a5e61da11d317191a820abad1664d     
(使)休会, (使)休庭( adjourn的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The court adjourned for lunch. 午餐时间法庭休庭。
  • The trial was adjourned following the presentation of new evidence to the court. 新证据呈到庭上后,审讯就宣告暂停。
12 proceedings Wk2zvX     
n.进程,过程,议程;诉讼(程序);公报
参考例句:
  • He was released on bail pending committal proceedings. 他交保获释正在候审。
  • to initiate legal proceedings against sb 对某人提起诉讼
13 deliberately Gulzvq     
adv.审慎地;蓄意地;故意地
参考例句:
  • The girl gave the show away deliberately.女孩故意泄露秘密。
  • They deliberately shifted off the argument.他们故意回避这个论点。
14 confrontation xYHy7     
n.对抗,对峙,冲突
参考例句:
  • We can't risk another confrontation with the union.我们不能冒再次同工会对抗的危险。
  • After years of confrontation,they finally have achieved a modus vivendi.在对抗很长时间后,他们最后达成安宁生存的非正式协议。
15 cascades 6a84598b241e2c2051459650eb88013f     
倾泻( cascade的名词复数 ); 小瀑布(尤指一连串瀑布中的一支); 瀑布状物; 倾泻(或涌出)的东西
参考例句:
  • The river fell in a series of cascades down towards the lake. 河形成阶梯状瀑布泻入湖中。
  • Turning into the sun, he began the long, winding drive through the Cascades. 现在他朝着太阳驶去,开始了穿越喀斯喀特山脉的漫长而曲折的路程。 来自英汉文学 - 廊桥遗梦
16 lustrous JAbxg     
adj.有光泽的;光辉的
参考例句:
  • Mary has a head of thick,lustrous,wavy brown hair.玛丽有一头浓密、富有光泽的褐色鬈发。
  • This mask definitely makes the skin fair and lustrous.这款面膜可以异常有用的使肌肤变亮和有光泽。
17 dwindle skxzI     
v.逐渐变小(或减少)
参考例句:
  • The factory's workforce has dwindled from over 4,000 to a few hundred.工厂雇员总数已经从4,000多人减少到几百人。
  • He is struggling to come to terms with his dwindling authority.他正努力适应自己权力被削弱这一局面。
18 dwindles 5e8dde42f3e3c5f23e1aee2e3ebd283a     
v.逐渐变少或变小( dwindle的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Her husband grows rich in crime, her significance dwindles. 她的丈夫罪恶累累,她的形象也受到损害。 来自辞典例句
  • The voice died away and ceased, as an insect's tiny trumpet dwindles swiftly into silence. 这声音逐渐消失,就象昆虫的小喇叭嘎然而止。 来自辞典例句
19 dwindled b4a0c814a8e67ec80c5f9a6cf7853aab     
v.逐渐变少或变小( dwindle的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Support for the party has dwindled away to nothing. 支持这个党派的人渐渐化为乌有。
  • His wealth dwindled to nothingness. 他的钱财化为乌有。 来自《简明英汉词典》
20 workforce workforce     
n.劳动大军,劳动力
参考例句:
  • A large part of the workforce is employed in agriculture.劳动人口中一大部分受雇于农业。
  • A quarter of the local workforce is unemployed.本地劳动力中有四分之一失业。
21 deficit tmAzu     
n.亏空,亏损;赤字,逆差
参考例句:
  • The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事们报告赤字为250万美元。
  • We have a great deficit this year.我们今年有很大亏损。
22 swelling OUzzd     
n.肿胀
参考例句:
  • Use ice to reduce the swelling. 用冰敷消肿。
  • There is a marked swelling of the lymph nodes. 淋巴结处有明显的肿块。
23 glaciers e815ddf266946d55974cdc5579cbd89b     
冰河,冰川( glacier的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Glaciers gouged out valleys from the hills. 冰川把丘陵地带冲出一条条山谷。
  • It has ice and snow glaciers, rainforests and beautiful mountains. 既有冰川,又有雨林和秀丽的山峰。 来自英语晨读30分(高一)
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