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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-05-22

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1. The suspect in this morning's shooting rampage in Baton1 Rouge2 Louisiana is now behind bars. Police say 25-year-old Anthony Bell shot and killed four people at a church, then abducted3 and killed his wife. No word on a motive4.

2. A possible break in the Natalee Holloway case. Dutch police have detained a man who worked at an Aruban casino where the American teen was staying on suspicion of being involved in her death. The teen vanished last year during a trip to the Caribbean island.

3. Three of the five miners killed in an explosion in an eastern Kentucky coal mine yesterday likely survived the initial blast, the coroner says they died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the other two miners died from multiple blunt force trauma5 and heat injuries.

4. It took less than ten seconds (and) set about 2, 000 pounds of explosives for crews to bring down this tower at a closed nuclear power plant. The tower was nearly 500 feet tall.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. rampage : noun
A course of violent frenzied6 behavior or action.

2. casino : n-count
A casino is a building or room where people play gambling7 games such as roulette.

3. coroner : n-count
A coroner is an official who is responsible for investigating the deaths of people who have died in a sudden, violent, or unusual way.
e.g. The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

4. carbon monoxide : n-uncount ------一氧化碳
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is produced especially by the engines of vehicles.

5. trauma : n-var
Trauma is a very severe shock or very upsetting experience, which may cause psychological damage.
e.g. I'd been through the trauma of losing a house.

6. blunt force trauma
Trauma caused by impact or force applied8 from a blunt object. Blunt force trauma is the most common type of injury sustained by humans, and is a broad term covering trauma like contusions, abrasions9, lacerations, and bone fracture. Blunt force trauma can cause death if sufficiently10 severe. Serious internal injuries may occur without significant signs of external injury, including lacerated or torn internal organs and tissue. Cardiac concussion11, or a heavy blow to the region of the heart, can cause cardiac arrest.

7. bring down
To cause to fall or collapse12.


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1 baton 5Quyw     
n.乐队用指挥杖
参考例句:
  • With the baton the conductor was beating time.乐队指挥用指挥棒打拍子。
  • The conductor waved his baton,and the band started up.指挥挥动指挥棒,乐队开始演奏起来。
2 rouge nX7xI     
n.胭脂,口红唇膏;v.(在…上)擦口红
参考例句:
  • Women put rouge on their cheeks to make their faces pretty.女人往面颊上涂胭脂,使脸更漂亮。
  • She didn't need any powder or lip rouge to make her pretty.她天生漂亮,不需要任何脂粉唇膏打扮自己。
3 abducted 73ee11a839b49a2cf5305f1c0af4ca6a     
劫持,诱拐( abduct的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(肢体等)外展
参考例句:
  • Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that she was abducted. 侦探尚未排除她被绑架的可能性。
  • The kid was abducted at the gate of kindergarten. 那小孩在幼儿园大门口被绑架走了。
4 motive GFzxz     
n.动机,目的;adv.发动的,运动的
参考例句:
  • The police could not find a motive for the murder.警察不能找到谋杀的动机。
  • He had some motive in telling this fable.他讲这寓言故事是有用意的。
5 trauma TJIzJ     
n.外伤,精神创伤
参考例句:
  • Counselling is helping him work through this trauma.心理辅导正帮助他面对痛苦。
  • The phobia may have its root in a childhood trauma.恐惧症可能源于童年时期的创伤。
6 frenzied LQVzt     
a.激怒的;疯狂的
参考例句:
  • Will this push him too far and lead to a frenzied attack? 这会不会逼他太甚,导致他进行疯狂的进攻?
  • Two teenagers carried out a frenzied attack on a local shopkeeper. 两名十几岁的少年对当地的一个店主进行了疯狂的袭击。
7 gambling ch4xH     
n.赌博;投机
参考例句:
  • They have won a lot of money through gambling.他们赌博赢了很多钱。
  • The men have been gambling away all night.那些人赌了整整一夜。
8 applied Tz2zXA     
adj.应用的;v.应用,适用
参考例句:
  • She plans to take a course in applied linguistics.她打算学习应用语言学课程。
  • This cream is best applied to the face at night.这种乳霜最好晚上擦脸用。
9 abrasions 0329fc10f2fbb8e9ac9a37abebc2f834     
n.磨损( abrasion的名词复数 );擦伤处;摩擦;磨蚀(作用)
参考例句:
  • He suffered cuts and abrasions to the face. 他的脸上有许多划伤和擦伤。
  • The bacteria get into humans through abrasions in the skin. 细菌可以通过擦伤处进入人体。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 sufficiently 0htzMB     
adv.足够地,充分地
参考例句:
  • It turned out he had not insured the house sufficiently.原来他没有给房屋投足保险。
  • The new policy was sufficiently elastic to accommodate both views.新政策充分灵活地适用两种观点。
11 concussion 5YDys     
n.脑震荡;震动
参考例句:
  • He was carried off the field with slight concussion.他因轻微脑震荡给抬离了现场。
  • She suffers from brain concussion.她得了脑震荡。
12 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
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