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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-22

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1. Lebanon's industry minister was shot and killed in a Beirut suburb this morning. Thirty-four-year-old Pierre Gemayel was in a car when another vehicle slammed to a stop in front of him causing his car to ram1 it. Then several gunmen stepped out and shot him at point blank range with automatic weapons.

2. For the first time in 24 years diplomatic relations exist between Syria and Iraq. The move came today during a visit to Baghdad by Syria's foreign minister, the first such visit since the US invasion in 2003. The 2 sides severed relations in 1982.

3. Police say a Toyota Celica driven by an Alabama high school student came close to or struck a school bus yesterday, causing the bus to swerve4 on an overpass5 and crash through plunging6 into the street below. Three students died in the crash.

4. Comedian7 and actor Michael Richards is apologizing for a racially toned verbal barrage8 at a Los Angeles comedy club Friday night. During the rag he called 2 black hecklers the "n" word but says his comments were fueled by anger not by bigotry9.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. ram : VERB
If a vehicle rams10 something such as another vehicle, it crashed into it with a lot of force, usually deliberately11.

2. point-blank : ADJ
So close to a target that a weapon may be aimed directly at it and missing the target is unlikely or impossible.

3. sever2 : VERB
If you sever a relationship or connection that you have with someone, you end it suddenly and completely.

4. swerve : VERB
If a vehicle or other moving thing swerves12, it suddenly changes direction, often in order to avoid hitting something.

5. barrage : N-COUNT
A barrage of something such as criticism or complaints is a large number of them directed at someone, often in an aggressive way.

6. rag : VERB (在这里作名词)
To rag someone means to make fun of them in an unkind way.

7. heckler : N-COUNT
A heckler is a person who shouts an uninvited comment, usually disparaging13, at a performance or event, or interrupting set-piece speeches

8. bigotry : N-UNCOUNT
Bigotry is the possession or expression of strong, unreasonable14 prejudices or opinions.


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1 ram dTVxg     
(random access memory)随机存取存储器
参考例句:
  • 512k RAM is recommended and 640k RAM is preferred.推荐配置为512K内存,640K内存则更佳。
2 sever wTXzb     
v.切开,割开;断绝,中断
参考例句:
  • She wanted to sever all her connections with the firm.她想断绝和那家公司的所有联系。
  • We must never sever the cultural vein of our nation.我们不能割断民族的文化血脉。
3 severed 832a75b146a8d9eacac9030fd16c0222     
v.切断,断绝( sever的过去式和过去分词 );断,裂
参考例句:
  • The doctor said I'd severed a vessel in my leg. 医生说我割断了腿上的一根血管。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • We have severed diplomatic relations with that country. 我们与那个国家断绝了外交关系。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 swerve JF5yU     
v.突然转向,背离;n.转向,弯曲,背离
参考例句:
  • Nothing will swerve him from his aims.什么也不能使他改变目标。
  • Her car swerved off the road into a 6ft high brick wall.她的车突然转向冲出了马路,撞向6英尺高的一面砖墙。
5 overpass pmVz3Z     
n.天桥,立交桥
参考例句:
  • I walked through an overpass over the road.我步行穿过那条公路上面的立交桥。
  • We should take the overpass when crossing the road.我们过马路应走天桥。
6 plunging 5fe12477bea00d74cd494313d62da074     
adj.跳进的,突进的v.颠簸( plunge的现在分词 );暴跌;骤降;突降
参考例句:
  • War broke out again, plunging the people into misery and suffering. 战祸复发,生灵涂炭。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He is plunging into an abyss of despair. 他陷入了绝望的深渊。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 comedian jWfyW     
n.喜剧演员;滑稽演员
参考例句:
  • The comedian tickled the crowd with his jokes.喜剧演员的笑话把人们逗乐了。
  • The comedian enjoyed great popularity during the 30's.那位喜剧演员在三十年代非常走红。
8 barrage JuezH     
n.火力网,弹幕
参考例句:
  • The attack jumped off under cover of a barrage.进攻在炮火的掩护下开始了。
  • The fierce artillery barrage destroyed the most part of the city in a few minutes.猛烈的炮火几分钟内便毁灭了这座城市的大部分地区。
9 bigotry Ethzl     
n.偏见,偏执,持偏见的行为[态度]等
参考例句:
  • She tried to dissociate herself from the bigotry in her past.她力图使自己摆脱她以前的偏见。
  • At least we can proceed in this matter without bigotry.目前这件事咱们至少可以毫无偏见地进行下去。
10 rams 19ae31d4a3786435f6cd55e4afd928c8     
n.公羊( ram的名词复数 );(R-)白羊(星)座;夯;攻城槌v.夯实(土等)( ram的第三人称单数 );猛撞;猛压;反复灌输
参考例句:
  • A couple of rams are butting at each other. 两只羊正在用角互相抵触。 来自辞典例句
  • More than anything the rams helped to break what should have been on interminable marriage. 那些牡羊比任何东西都更严重地加速了他们那本该天长地久的婚姻的破裂。 来自辞典例句
11 deliberately Gulzvq     
adv.审慎地;蓄意地;故意地
参考例句:
  • The girl gave the show away deliberately.女孩故意泄露秘密。
  • They deliberately shifted off the argument.他们故意回避这个论点。
12 swerves 1adf92417306db4b09902fcc027bc4f0     
n.(使)改变方向,改变目的( swerve的名词复数 )v.(使)改变方向,改变目的( swerve的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • The road swerves to the right. 道路向右转弯。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • At the last moment, Nina swerves and slams into a parked car. 在最后关头,尼娜突然转弯,将车猛烈撞入一辆停着的车中。 来自互联网
13 disparaging 5589d0a67484d25ae4f178ee277063c4     
adj.轻蔑的,毁谤的v.轻视( disparage的现在分词 );贬低;批评;非难
参考例句:
  • Halliday's comments grew daily more and more sparklingly disagreeable and disparaging. 一天天过去,哈里代的评论越来越肆无忌惮,越来越讨人嫌,越来越阴损了。 来自英汉文学 - 败坏赫德莱堡
  • Even with favorable items they would usually add some disparaging comments. 即使对好消息,他们也往往要加上几句诋毁的评语。 来自互联网
14 unreasonable tjLwm     
adj.不讲道理的,不合情理的,过度的
参考例句:
  • I know that they made the most unreasonable demands on you.我知道他们对你提出了最不合理的要求。
  • They spend an unreasonable amount of money on clothes.他们花在衣服上的钱太多了。
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