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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-09

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1. Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday as Secretary of Defense1. President Bush made the announcement during a press conference at the White House, saying he would nominate former CIA director Robert Gates to the post.

2. In Montana, Democratic challenger John Tester has won a very close US Senate race against incumbent2 and Republican Senator Conrad Burns. With 99% of the precincts reporting, Tester had a lead of just over 3,000 votes.

3. Arabs are outraged3 over an Israeli attack that killed 18 people in a Gaza town. The Palestinian Health Ministry4 says among the dead are 8 children from an extended family. An exiled leader of Hamas has declared an end to the truce5 with Israel and says his group will retaliate6 "in deeds, not words".

4. And on Interstate 85 near Charlotte, North Carolina, 2 pickups carrying 2 very different kinds of cargo7 collided Tuesday, leaving a truck full of cows mingling8 on the road next to a steeple from a church. No one was seriously injured

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. precinct : N=COUNT
A precinct is a part of a city which has its own police force and fire service.

2. extended family : N-COUNT
An extended family is a family group which includes relatives such as uncles, aunts, and grandparents, as well as parents, children, and brothers and sisters.

3. steeple : N-COUNT
A steeple is a tall pointed9 structure on top of the tower of a church.


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1 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
2 incumbent wbmzy     
adj.成为责任的,有义务的;现任的,在职的
参考例句:
  • He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长。
  • It is incumbent upon you to warn them.你有责任警告他们。
3 outraged VmHz8n     
a.震惊的,义愤填膺的
参考例句:
  • Members of Parliament were outraged by the news of the assassination. 议会议员们被这暗杀的消息激怒了。
  • He was outraged by their behavior. 他们的行为使他感到愤慨。
4 ministry kD5x2     
n.(政府的)部;牧师
参考例句:
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
5 truce EK8zr     
n.休战,(争执,烦恼等的)缓和;v.以停战结束
参考例句:
  • The hot weather gave the old man a truce from rheumatism.热天使这位老人暂时免受风湿病之苦。
  • She had thought of flying out to breathe the fresh air in an interval of truce.她想跑出去呼吸一下休战期间的新鲜空气。
6 retaliate FBtzJ     
v.报复,反击
参考例句:
  • He sought every opportunity to retaliate against his enemy.他找机会向他的敌人反击。
  • It is strictly forbidden to retaliate against the quality inspectors.严禁对质量检验人员进行打击报复。
7 cargo 6TcyG     
n.(一只船或一架飞机运载的)货物
参考例句:
  • The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  • A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
8 mingling b387131b4ffa62204a89fca1610062f3     
adj.混合的
参考例句:
  • There was a spring of bitterness mingling with that fountain of sweets. 在这个甜蜜的源泉中间,已经掺和进苦涩的山水了。
  • The mingling of inconsequence belongs to us all. 这场矛盾混和物是我们大家所共有的。
9 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了当的
参考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
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