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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-10-20

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1. An elderly priest is acknowledging that he was naked in saunas with Mark Foley decades ago, but denies having a sexual relationship with the former congressman1, calling a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune exaggerated.

2. Dozens were killed in two separate suicide bombings in Iraq. In Kirkuk, the target was a local bank; in Mosul, a major police station was attacked.

3. In an accident similar to the one that killed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, an 81-year-old Florida man is in critical condition after a stingray flop2ped into his boat. Surgeons removed a foot-long barb4 from his heart.

4. And a dramatic video from southern Turkey where fierce tornadoes5 swirled6 about in the open sea as unfazed tourists watched the scene unfold from shore.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. stingray: n-count刺鳐
A stingray is a type of large flat fish with a long tail which it can use as a weapon.

2. flop: verb
If something flops7 onto something else, it falls there heavily or untidily.

3. faze: verb
If something fazes you, it surprises, shocks, or frightens you, so that you do not what to do. (INFORMAL)
unfazed: adj.
=calm, composed, unperturbed, untroubled


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1 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
2 flop sjsx2     
n.失败(者),扑通一声;vi.笨重地行动,沉重地落下
参考例句:
  • The fish gave a flop and landed back in the water.鱼扑通一声又跳回水里。
  • The marketing campaign was a flop.The product didn't sell.市场宣传彻底失败,产品卖不出去。
3 flopped e5b342a0b376036c32e5cd7aa560c15e     
v.(指书、戏剧等)彻底失败( flop的过去式和过去分词 );(因疲惫而)猛然坐下;(笨拙地、不由自主地或松弛地)移动或落下;砸锅
参考例句:
  • Exhausted, he flopped down into a chair. 他筋疲力尽,一屁股坐到椅子上。
  • It was a surprise to us when his play flopped. 他那出戏一败涂地,出乎我们的预料。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 barb kuXzG     
n.(鱼钩等的)倒钩,倒刺
参考例句:
  • The barb of his wit made us wince.他那锋芒毕露的机智使我们退避三舍。
  • A fish hook has a barb to prevent the fish from escaping after being hooked.鱼钩上都有一个倒钩以防上了钩的鱼逃走。
5 tornadoes d428421c5237427db20a5bcb22937389     
n.龙卷风,旋风( tornado的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Tornadoes, severe earthquakes, and plagues create wide spread havoc. 龙卷风、大地震和瘟疫成普遍的毁坏。 来自互联网
  • Meteorologists are at odds over the working of tornadoes. 气象学者对龙卷风的运动方式看法不一。 来自互联网
6 swirled eb40fca2632f9acaecc78417fd6adc53     
v.旋转,打旋( swirl的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The waves swirled and eddied around the rocks. 波浪翻滚着在岩石周围打旋。
  • The water swirled down the drain. 水打着旋流进了下水道。
7 flops 7ad47e4b5d17f79e9fda2e5861f3ae87     
n.失败( flop的名词复数 )v.(指书、戏剧等)彻底失败( flop的第三人称单数 );(因疲惫而)猛然坐下;(笨拙地、不由自主地或松弛地)移动或落下;砸锅
参考例句:
  • a pair of flip-flops 一双人字拖鞋
  • HPC environments are often measured in terms of FLoating point Operations Per Second (FLOPS) . HPC环境通常以每秒浮点运算次数(FLOPS)加以度量。 来自互联网
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