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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-10

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1. “60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley died Thursday in New York from leukemia. The CBS newsman has been remembered as a great reporter. During his career, the award-winning television journalist created a distinctive1, powerful body of work honored with 19 Emmys.

2. Following huge Democratic wins in Tuesday’s midterm election, President Bush met with Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi during a lunch at the White House. Appearing publicly in the Oval Office, the pair emphasized finding common legislative2 ground what Republicans turn over power to a Democratic majority in January.

3. With his family beside him, Republican Senator George Allen conceded defeat Thursday in his reelection bid against Democratic challenger Jim Webb. Allen’s concession3 tips the balance of power in the Senate toward Democratic control.

4. A major pain reliever is being recalled across the nation. It’s the store-brand version of the widely used acetaminophen. The recall affects 11 million bottles sold at Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway and other major retail4 stores. The caplets could contain metal fragments.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. leukemia: n-uncount
Leukemia is a disease of the blood in which the body produces too many white blood cells.

2. concede: verb
If you concede something, you admit, often unwillingly5, that it is true or correct.

3. tip the balance: phrase
If something tips the balance, it gives someone a slight advantage.

4. acetaminophen: noun
Acetaminophen is a narcotic6 drug used as a pain reliever and cough suppressant.


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1 distinctive Es5xr     
adj.特别的,有特色的,与众不同的
参考例句:
  • She has a very distinctive way of walking.她走路的样子与别人很不相同。
  • This bird has several distinctive features.这个鸟具有几种突出的特征。
2 legislative K9hzG     
n.立法机构,立法权;adj.立法的,有立法权的
参考例句:
  • Congress is the legislative branch of the U.S. government.国会是美国政府的立法部门。
  • Today's hearing was just the first step in the legislative process.今天的听证会只是展开立法程序的第一步。
3 concession LXryY     
n.让步,妥协;特许(权)
参考例句:
  • We can not make heavy concession to the matter.我们在这个问题上不能过于让步。
  • That is a great concession.这是很大的让步。
4 retail VWoxC     
v./n.零售;adv.以零售价格
参考例句:
  • In this shop they retail tobacco and sweets.这家铺子零售香烟和糖果。
  • These shoes retail at 10 yuan a pair.这些鞋子零卖10元一双。
5 unwillingly wjjwC     
adv.不情愿地
参考例句:
  • He submitted unwillingly to his mother. 他不情愿地屈服于他母亲。
  • Even when I call, he receives unwillingly. 即使我登门拜访,他也是很不情愿地接待我。
6 narcotic u6jzY     
n.麻醉药,镇静剂;adj.麻醉的,催眠的
参考例句:
  • Opium is classed under the head of narcotic.鸦片是归入麻醉剂一类的东西。
  • No medical worker is allowed to prescribe any narcotic drug for herself.医务人员不得为自己开处方使用麻醉药品。
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