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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-27

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1. "Seinfeld" star Michael Richards says anger, not bigotry1, fueled his racist2 outburst at a Los Angeles comedy club. The comedian3 appeared on the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s syndicated radio show Sunday morning. Richards says he knows his words were offensive and has apologized.

2. In the Queens Borough4 of New York, mourners and community leaders have held a rally and prayer vigil for a man who was gunned down by police hours before his wedding early Saturday.

3. Iraq’s government is calling for an end to public bicker5ing between Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish politicians. Iraqi officials say public discord7 encourages sectarian violence. Such violence continued Sunday with a total of 44 people killed or found dead in the region.

4. All shapes, breed and sizes of dogs converged on Bogota, Colombia Sunday for a special fundraising marathon. The event raised money for a non-profit group that helps the spouses10 of police officers who were killed on duty.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. syndicated : VERB
When newspaper articles or television programmes are syndicated, they are sold to several different newspapers or television stations, who then publish the articles or broadcast the programmes.

2. bicker : VERB
When people bicker, they argue or quarrel about unimportant things.

3. discord : N-UNCOUNT
Discord is disagreement and argument between people.

4. converge8 on : VERB
If people or vehicles converge on a place, they move towards it from different directions.

5. marathon : N-COUNT
A marathon is a race in which people run a distance of 26 miles, which is about 42 km.


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1 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。
2 racist GSRxZ     
n.种族主义者,种族主义分子
参考例句:
  • a series of racist attacks 一连串的种族袭击行为
  • His speech presented racist ideas under the guise of nationalism. 他的讲话以民族主义为幌子宣扬种族主义思想。
3 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。
4 borough EdRyS     
n.享有自治权的市镇;(英)自治市镇
参考例句:
  • He was slated for borough president.他被提名做自治区主席。
  • That's what happened to Harry Barritt of London's Bromley borough.住在伦敦的布罗姆利自治市的哈里.巴里特就经历了此事。
5 bicker 8tLzm     
vi.(为小事)吵嘴,争吵
参考例句:
  • The two children used to bicker about who should do the washing-up.这两个小孩子过去常为该由谁洗餐具一事而争吵。
  • They always bicker when they meet at school.在学校见面时他们总是争吵。
6 bickering TyizSV     
v.争吵( bicker的现在分词 );口角;(水等)作潺潺声;闪烁
参考例句:
  • The children are always bickering about something or other. 孩子们有事没事总是在争吵。
  • The two children were always bickering with each other over small matters. 这两个孩子总是为些小事斗嘴。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
7 discord iPmzl     
n.不和,意见不合,争论,(音乐)不和谐
参考例句:
  • These two answers are in discord.这两个答案不一样。
  • The discord of his music was hard on the ear.他演奏的不和谐音很刺耳。
8 converge 6oozx     
vi.会合;聚集,集中;(思想、观点等)趋近
参考例句:
  • The results converge towards this truth.其结果趋近于这个真理。
  • Parallel lines converge at infinity.平行线永不相交。
9 converged 7de33615d7fbc1cb7bc608d12f1993d2     
v.(线条、运动的物体等)会于一点( converge的过去式 );(趋于)相似或相同;人或车辆汇集;聚集
参考例句:
  • Thousands of supporters converged on London for the rally. 成千上万的支持者从四面八方汇聚伦敦举行集会。
  • People converged on the political meeting from all parts of the city. 人们从城市的四面八方涌向这次政治集会。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 spouses 3fbe4097e124d44af1bc18e63e898b65     
n.配偶,夫或妻( spouse的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Jobs are available for spouses on campus and in the community. 校园里和社区里有配偶可做的工作。 来自辞典例句
  • An astonishing number of spouses-most particularly in the upper-income brackets-have no close notion of their husbands'paychecks. 相当大一部分妇女——特别在高收入阶层——并不很了解他们丈夫的薪金。 来自辞典例句
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