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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-10-28

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1. Condolences came from the White House Friday to the U. S. Forest Service following the deaths of four firefighters in a California wildfire. The spokesman for the President said in a phone conversation Mr. Bush told officials how sorry he was.

2. Human rights advocates have raised a red flag after Vice1 President Dick Cheney's remarks in an interview about a controversial interrogation technique. The White House says Mr. Cheney's remarks were not condoning2 the use of waterboarding on terror suspects to make a suspect believe he or she will drown.

3. Police now say prior to his execution, serial3 killer4 Danny Rolling gave his spiritual adviser5 a confession6 note. In it, he admits to three 1989 murders in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.

4. Michael J Fox says he was not acting7 in political ads that show him rocking back and forth8. He has Parkinson's disease and was making pictures for political candidates who support embryonic9 stem cell research.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. condolence: n-plural
When you offer or express your condolences to someone, you express your sympathy for them because one of their friends or relatives has died recently.

2. red flag: n-count
If you refer to something as a red flag, you mean that it acts as a danger signal.

3. confession: n-count
A confession is a signed statement by someone in which they admit that they have committed a particular crime.

4. embryonic: adj.
An embryonic process, idea, organization, or organism is one at a very early stage in its development.

5. stem cell: n-count 干细胞
A stem cell is an unspecialized cell that gives rise to a specific specialized10 cell, such as a blood cell.


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1 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
2 condoning 363997b8d741b81bc5d3bbd4cc3c3b74     
v.容忍,宽恕,原谅( condone的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • I'm not condoning what he did, all right? 我并不是宽恕他的所作所为,好吗? 来自电影对白
  • Communist Party conservatives abhor the idea of condoning explicIt'sex. 党内的保守势力痛恨对赤裸性爱内容的宽容。 来自互联网
3 serial 0zuw2     
n.连本影片,连本电视节目;adj.连续的
参考例句:
  • A new serial is starting on television tonight.今晚电视开播一部新的电视连续剧。
  • Can you account for the serial failures in our experiment?你能解释我们实验屡屡失败的原因吗?
4 killer rpLziK     
n.杀人者,杀人犯,杀手,屠杀者
参考例句:
  • Heart attacks have become Britain's No.1 killer disease.心脏病已成为英国的头号致命疾病。
  • The bulk of the evidence points to him as her killer.大量证据证明是他杀死她的。
5 adviser HznziU     
n.劝告者,顾问
参考例句:
  • They employed me as an adviser.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • Our department has engaged a foreign teacher as phonetic adviser.我们系已经聘请了一位外籍老师作为语音顾问。
6 confession 8Ygye     
n.自白,供认,承认
参考例句:
  • Her confession was simply tantamount to a casual explanation.她的自白简直等于一篇即席说明。
  • The police used torture to extort a confession from him.警察对他用刑逼供。
7 acting czRzoc     
n.演戏,行为,假装;adj.代理的,临时的,演出用的
参考例句:
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
8 forth Hzdz2     
adv.向前;向外,往外
参考例句:
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。
9 embryonic 58EyK     
adj.胚胎的
参考例句:
  • It is still in an embryonic stage.它还处于萌芽阶段。
  • The plan,as yet,only exists in embryonic form.这个计划迄今为止还只是在酝酿之中。
10 specialized Chuzwe     
adj.专门的,专业化的
参考例句:
  • There are many specialized agencies in the United Nations.联合国有许多专门机构。
  • These tools are very specialized.这些是专用工具。
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