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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-17

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1. The House has approved the resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq. In the end, 17 Republicans joined Democrats1 in favoring the non-binding resolution.

2. Anna Nicole Smith's will lists her longtime companion lawyer Howard K. Stern as executor. But it also leaves a lot of matters up in the air. For instance, the 2001 document leaves everything to her son who has since died and it does not mention her infant daughter.

3. Two people were killed today in a fiery2 crash involving 3 tractor trailers along I-81 in North Carolina. The mid-morning accident near Raleigh forced officials to reroute traffic as they shut down the stretch of highway.

4. Here is a whale of a fish story for you. An aquarium3 in Japan is now boasting 3 rare whale sharks. The fish are among the hardest to catch and keep in captivity4.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. executor: n-count
An executor is someone whose name you write in your will when you want them to be responsible for dealing5 with your affairs after your death. (LEGAL)

2. fiery: adj.
If you describe something as fiery, you mean that it is burning strongly or contains fire. (LITERY)


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1 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 fiery ElEye     
adj.燃烧着的,火红的;暴躁的;激烈的
参考例句:
  • She has fiery red hair.她有一头火红的头发。
  • His fiery speech agitated the crowd.他热情洋溢的讲话激动了群众。
3 aquarium Gvszl     
n.水族馆,养鱼池,玻璃缸
参考例句:
  • The first time I saw seals was in an aquarium.我第一次看见海豹是在水族馆里。
  • I'm going to the aquarium with my parents this Sunday.这个星期天,我要和父母一起到水族馆去。
4 captivity qrJzv     
n.囚禁;被俘;束缚
参考例句:
  • A zoo is a place where live animals are kept in captivity for the public to see.动物园是圈养动物以供公众观看的场所。
  • He was held in captivity for three years.他被囚禁叁年。
5 dealing NvjzWP     
n.经商方法,待人态度
参考例句:
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
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