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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-10-14

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1. Rescue and relief efforts continue in Pakistan. The UN's emergency relief chief fears they are running out of time to get help to remote villages cut off by blocked roads.

2. Scores of Islamic militants1 launch simultaneous attacks on police and government buildings in this city in Russia's turbulent Caucasus region, sparking battles that killed at least 49 people.

3. The European Union says the bird flu virus found in Turkish poultry2 was the H5N1 strain that scientists worry it might mutate into a human virus.

4. British playwright3 and poet Harold Pinter has won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature. In its citation4, the academy said the 75-year-old playwright was one who restored the art form of writing plays.

5. And a course in exorcism supported by the Vatican is underway at one of \Rome's most prestigious5 pontifical6 universities

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. turbulent
1 turbulent
A turbulent time, place, or relationship is one in which there is a lot of change, confusion, and disorder7.
They had been together for five or six turbulent years of rows and reconciliations8.
The turbulent world of Middle Eastern politics defies prediction.
ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n

2. strain
11 strain strains
A strain of a germ, plant, or other organism is a particular type of it.
Every year new strains of influenza9 develop.
...a particularly beautiful strain of Swiss pansies.
N-COUNT: usu N of n

3. mutate
2 mutate mutates mutating mutated
If something mutates into something different, it changes into that thing.
Overnight, the gossip begins to mutate into headlines.
VB

4. exorcism
exorcism exorcisms
Exorcism is the removing of evil spirits from a person or place by the use of prayer.
The exorcism was broadcast on television.
N-VAR


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1 militants 3fa50c1e4338320d8495907fdc5bdbaf     
激进分子,好斗分子( militant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The militants have been sporadically fighting the government for years. 几年来,反叛分子一直对政府实施零星的战斗。
  • Despite the onslaught, Palestinian militants managed to fire off rockets. 尽管如此,巴勒斯坦的激进分子仍然发射导弹。
2 poultry GPQxh     
n.家禽,禽肉
参考例句:
  • There is not much poultry in the shops. 商店里禽肉不太多。
  • What do you feed the poultry on? 你们用什么饲料喂养家禽?
3 playwright 8Ouxo     
n.剧作家,编写剧本的人
参考例句:
  • Gwyn Thomas was a famous playwright.格温·托马斯是著名的剧作家。
  • The playwright was slaughtered by the press.这位剧作家受到新闻界的无情批判。
4 citation 1qyzo     
n.引用,引证,引用文;传票
参考例句:
  • He had to sign the proposition for the citation.他只好在受奖申请书上签了字。
  • The court could issue a citation and fine Ms. Robbins.法庭可能会发传票,对罗宾斯女士处以罚款。
5 prestigious nQ2xn     
adj.有威望的,有声望的,受尊敬的
参考例句:
  • The young man graduated from a prestigious university.这个年轻人毕业于一所名牌大学。
  • You may even join a prestigious magazine as a contributing editor.甚至可能会加入一个知名杂志做编辑。
6 pontifical MuRyH     
adj.自以为是的,武断的
参考例句:
  • His words criticizing modern society just right indicate his pontifical character.他用以批评现代社会的言论恰好反映了他自大武断的性格。
  • The lawyer,with pontifical gravity,sat on a high chair.那律师摆出一副威严庄重的样子,坐在一把高脚椅上。
7 disorder Et1x4     
n.紊乱,混乱;骚动,骚乱;疾病,失调
参考例句:
  • When returning back,he discovered the room to be in disorder.回家后,他发现屋子里乱七八糟。
  • It contained a vast number of letters in great disorder.里面七零八落地装着许多信件。
8 reconciliations d0b19a18049abe7044966fc531b72319     
和解( reconciliation的名词复数 ); 一致; 勉强接受; (争吵等的)止息
参考例句:
  • You mean long-lost mother-son reconciliations in a restaurant? 你是说在餐厅调解分开多年的母子?
  • Responsible for communications with financial institutions, daily cash processing and daily and monthly cash bank reconciliations. 负责与各财务机构的沟通,了解现金日流动状况,确认与银行往来的现金日对账单和月对账单。
9 influenza J4NyD     
n.流行性感冒,流感
参考例句:
  • They took steps to prevent the spread of influenza.他们采取措施
  • Influenza is an infectious disease.流感是一种传染病。
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