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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-05-30

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1. A fresh wave of violence in Iraq has killed at least 40 people including two CBS newsmen. Reporter Kimberly Dozier1 was badly wounded in a bombing which killed her two colleagues and a US soldier.

2. A curfew is in place in Afghanistan after rioting ripped through the streets. Rioters chanting "Death to America" set fires and stoned US military vehicles after a deadly accident.

3. President Bush visited Arlington National Cemetery2 on Memorial Day laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. He said he's awed4 by American to sacrifice themselves for their country.


4. Fire crews in Arizona are already battling several blazes including this one in the Coronado National Forest. Experts are concerned this is going to be another bad year for wildfires.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. chant : verb
If you chant something or if you chant, you repeat the same words over and over again.
e.g. Demonstrators chanted slogans.

2. stone : verb
If people stone someone or something, they throw stones at them.
e.g. A post office was set on fire and vehicles were stoned by looters.

3. wreath : n-count
A wreath is an arrangement of flowers and leaves, usually in the shape of a circle, which you put on a grave or by a statue to show that you remember a person who has died or people who have died.
e.g. The coffin5 lying before the altar was bare, except for a single wreath of white roses.

4. Tomb of the Unknowns
The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, although it has never been officially named) is a monument in Arlington National Cemetery dedicated6 to the American soldiers who have died without their remains7 being identified.

5. awe3 : verb, usu passive
If you are awed by someone or something, they make you feel respectful and amazed, though often rather frightened.
e.g. I am still awed by David's courage.


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1 dozier 3705116e6c6889db862e514b74305a58     
adj.想睡的( dozy的比较级 );令人困倦的;愚笨的;迟钝的
参考例句:
  • Dozier has been a CBS News correspondent reporting from Iraq for the past three years. Dozier过去三年一直担任CBS驻伊拉克的特派记者。 来自互联网
  • A study of the influence of environment on the crack profile was reported by Dozier. 道滋尔报导了环境对裂纹轮廓影响的研究。 来自辞典例句
2 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
3 awe WNqzC     
n.敬畏,惊惧;vt.使敬畏,使惊惧
参考例句:
  • The sight filled us with awe.这景色使我们大为惊叹。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
4 awed a0ab9008d911a954b6ce264ddc63f5c8     
adj.充满敬畏的,表示敬畏的v.使敬畏,使惊惧( awe的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The audience was awed into silence by her stunning performance. 观众席上鸦雀无声,人们对他出色的表演感到惊叹。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I was awed by the huge gorilla. 那只大猩猩使我惊惧。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 coffin XWRy7     
n.棺材,灵柩
参考例句:
  • When one's coffin is covered,all discussion about him can be settled.盖棺论定。
  • The coffin was placed in the grave.那口棺材已安放到坟墓里去了。
6 dedicated duHzy2     
adj.一心一意的;献身的;热诚的
参考例句:
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
7 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
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