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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-01-17

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1. It's been a deadly day in Iraq. More than 100 people were killed across the country in various bombings and shootings. More than half of those died in an explosion outside a Baghdad university.

2. Illinois Senator Barack Obama has filed papers to create a presidential exploratory committee. Obama says he's been struck by how hungry the country is for a different kind of politics.

3. Jury selection is underway in the trial of former White House aide Lewis Libby. Libby arrived at the federal courthouse in Washington today where he stands accused of obstructing2 the FBI's probe into the leaking of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

4. A fierce winter storm that left much of the Midwestern a shell of ice has now left its mark on the Northeast. Power was knocked out in large parts of New Hampshire and New York as heavy snow and ice downed power lines and caused treacherous3 road conditions.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. exploratory : ADJ
Exploratory actions are done in order to discover something or to learn the truth about something.

2. obstruct1 : VERB
To obstruct someone or something means to make it difficult for them to move forward by blocking their path.

3. treacherous : ADJ
If you say that something is treacherous, you mean that it is very dangerous and unpredictable.


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1 obstruct sRCzR     
v.阻隔,阻塞(道路、通道等);n.阻碍物,障碍物
参考例句:
  • He became still more dissatisfied with it and secretly did everything in his power to obstruct it.他对此更不满意,尽在暗里使绊子。
  • The fallen trees obstruct the road.倒下的树将路堵住了。
2 obstructing 34d98df4530e378b11391bdaa73cf7b5     
阻塞( obstruct的现在分词 ); 堵塞; 阻碍; 阻止
参考例句:
  • You can't park here, you're obstructing my driveway. 你不能在这里停车,你挡住了我家的车道。
  • He was charged for obstructing the highway. 他因阻碍交通而受控告。
3 treacherous eg7y5     
adj.不可靠的,有暗藏的危险的;adj.背叛的,背信弃义的
参考例句:
  • The surface water made the road treacherous for drivers.路面的积水对驾车者构成危险。
  • The frozen snow was treacherous to walk on.在冻雪上行走有潜在危险。
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