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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-03-25

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1. Tornados1 tore across eastern New Mexico overnight destroying homes and buildings. Dozens of people were injured. The National Weather Service says the twisters came one right after the other.

2. The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program. The sanctions include banning Iranian arms exports and freezing the assets of people and originations involved in that country's nuclear and missile programs.

3. The Iranian military says 15 British detainees have confessed to entering Iranian waters illegally. The sailors and marines were seized yesterday while searching for smugglers off the coast of Iraq. Britain says the 15 did not stray into Iranian waters and is demanding their safe return.

4. Three New Jersey2 teens are basking4 in the limelight just days after they stopped a runaway5 school bus. The driver suffered a seizure6 while driving students to school Thursday morning. The teens jumped into the driver seat and swerved8 out of the way of oncoming traffic before bringing the bus to a safe stop.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. bask3: verb
If you bask in someone's approval, favor, or admiration9, you greatly enjoy their positive reaction towards you.

2. limelight: n-uncount
If someone is in the limelight, a lot of attention is being paid to them, because they are famous or because they have done something very unusual or exciting.

3. seizure: n-count
If someone has a seizure, they have a sudden violent attack of an illness, especially one that affects their hearts or brain.

4. swerve7: verb
If a vehicle or other moving thing swerves10, it suddenly changes direction, often in order to avoid hitting something.


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1 tornados 64f19dd0af7a26fe4bcdede94053f93c     
n.龙卷风,旋风( tornado的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • And the national weather service reports several tornados touch down. 国家气象中心报告预测龙卷风将来袭。 来自互联网
  • They had stock footage of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes. 他们存有关于闪电、龙卷风和飓风的电影胶片。 来自互联网
2 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
3 bask huazK     
vt.取暖,晒太阳,沐浴于
参考例句:
  • Turtles like to bask in the sun.海龟喜欢曝于阳光中。
  • In winter afternoons,he likes to bask in the sun in his courtyard.冬日的午后,他喜欢坐在院子晒太阳。
4 basking 7596d7e95e17619cf6e8285dc844d8be     
v.晒太阳,取暖( bask的现在分词 );对…感到乐趣;因他人的功绩而出名;仰仗…的余泽
参考例句:
  • We sat basking in the warm sunshine. 我们坐着享受温暖的阳光。
  • A colony of seals lay basking in the sun. 一群海豹躺着晒太阳。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 runaway jD4y5     
n.逃走的人,逃亡,亡命者;adj.逃亡的,逃走的
参考例句:
  • The police have not found the runaway to date.警察迄今没抓到逃犯。
  • He was praised for bringing up the runaway horse.他勒住了脱缰之马受到了表扬。
6 seizure FsSyO     
n.没收;占有;抵押
参考例句:
  • The seizure of contraband is made by customs.那些走私品是被海关没收的。
  • The courts ordered the seizure of all her property.法院下令查封她所有的财产。
7 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。
8 swerved 9abd504bfde466e8c735698b5b8e73b4     
v.(使)改变方向,改变目的( swerve的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She swerved sharply to avoid a cyclist. 她猛地急转弯,以躲开一个骑自行车的人。
  • The driver has swerved on a sudden to avoid a file of geese. 为了躲避一队鹅,司机突然来个急转弯。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 admiration afpyA     
n.钦佩,赞美,羡慕
参考例句:
  • He was lost in admiration of the beauty of the scene.他对风景之美赞不绝口。
  • We have a great admiration for the gold medalists.我们对金牌获得者极为敬佩。
10 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
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