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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-19

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1. Authorities say a standoff with an armed patient at a suburban1 Chicago hospital ended with the gunman dead. Reports from the scene say that gunfire was heard. A 71-year-old man was briefly2 held hostage, but police intervened.

2. President Bush will continue to keep pressure on a defiant3 North Korea to prove that US is serious about the country dismantling its nuclear weapons program. Bush used a summit of Pacific Rim5 countries to talk to North Korea's neighbors about the threat.

3. In a fairy tale setting fit for royalty6, Tom Cruise and Katie Holms exchanged wedding vows7 Saturday evening in a glowing 15th century castle in a lakeside Italian town. Celebrity8 guests and a throng9 of media were present for the much-anticipated celebration.

4. A Dutch television show on Friday televised a new world record for the most dominos toppled on record. A little over four million dominos were knocked down in a chain reaction. Organizers say it took eight weeks to set up all the dominos

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. dismantle10 : VERB
To dismantle an organization or system means to cause it to stop functioning by gradually reducing its power or purpose.

2. throng : N-COUNT
A throng is a large crowd of people(LITERARY).

3. domino: N-COUNT
Dominoes are small rectangular blocks marked with two groups of spots on one side. They are used for playing various games.


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1 suburban Usywk     
adj.城郊的,在郊区的
参考例句:
  • Suburban shopping centers were springing up all over America. 效区的商业中心在美国如雨后春笋般地兴起。
  • There's a lot of good things about suburban living.郊区生活是有许多优点。
2 briefly 9Styo     
adv.简单地,简短地
参考例句:
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
3 defiant 6muzw     
adj.无礼的,挑战的
参考例句:
  • With a last defiant gesture,they sang a revolutionary song as they were led away to prison.他们被带走投入监狱时,仍以最后的反抗姿态唱起了一支革命歌曲。
  • He assumed a defiant attitude toward his employer.他对雇主采取挑衅的态度。
4 dismantling 3d7840646b80ddcdce2dd04e396f7138     
(枪支)分解
参考例句:
  • The new government set about dismantling their predecessors' legislation. 新政府正着手废除其前任所制定的法律。
  • The dismantling of a nuclear reprocessing plant caused a leak of radioactivity yesterday. 昨天拆除核后处理工厂引起了放射物泄漏。
5 rim RXSxl     
n.(圆物的)边,轮缘;边界
参考例句:
  • The water was even with the rim of the basin.盆里的水与盆边平齐了。
  • She looked at him over the rim of her glass.她的目光越过玻璃杯的边沿看着他。
6 royalty iX6xN     
n.皇家,皇族
参考例句:
  • She claims to be descended from royalty.她声称她是皇室后裔。
  • I waited on tables,and even catered to royalty at the Royal Albert Hall.我做过服务生, 甚至在皇家阿伯特大厅侍奉过皇室的人。
7 vows c151b5e18ba22514580d36a5dcb013e5     
誓言( vow的名词复数 ); 郑重宣布,许愿
参考例句:
  • Matrimonial vows are to show the faithfulness of the new couple. 婚誓体现了新婚夫妇对婚姻的忠诚。
  • The nun took strait vows. 那位修女立下严格的誓愿。
8 celebrity xcRyQ     
n.名人,名流;著名,名声,名望
参考例句:
  • Tom found himself something of a celebrity. 汤姆意识到自己已小有名气了。
  • He haunted famous men, hoping to get celebrity for himself. 他常和名人在一起, 希望借此使自己获得名气。
9 throng sGTy4     
n.人群,群众;v.拥挤,群集
参考例句:
  • A patient throng was waiting in silence.一大群耐心的人在静静地等着。
  • The crowds thronged into the mall.人群涌进大厅。
10 dismantle Vtlxa     
vt.拆开,拆卸;废除,取消
参考例句:
  • He asked for immediate help from the United States to dismantle the warheads.他请求美国立即提供援助,拆除这批弹头。
  • The mower firmly refused to mow,so I decided to dismantle it.修完后割草机还是纹丝不动,于是,我决定把它拆开。
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