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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-04-20

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1. Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui was picked on, pushed around and laughed at while attending a northern Virginia high school. Classmates say Cho almost never opened his mouth because of speech difficulties.

2. A long day in the witness chair for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He fought off calls for his resignation over the firing of eight prosecutors2. Gonzales's saying he did nothing improper3.

3. A jury is deliberating the fate of Mary Winkler, a Tennessee preacher's wife accused of shooting her husband. During the trial, Winkler said a shotgun went off by accident, but her marriage was allegedly troubled with physical and sexual abuse.

4. There's a newest sensation at an Australian zoo - a pair of two-week old Sumatran tiger cubs4, the rare breed weighing in at five and a half pounds. There are only 205 Sumatran cubs born in Asia and Australia in the past decade.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. pick on: phrase
If someone picks on you, they deliberately5 criticize you unfairly or treat you unkindly. (INFORMAL)

2. push around: phrase
If someone pushes you around, they give you orders in a rude and insulting way. (INFORMAL)

3. fight off: phrase
If you fight off something, for example an illness or an unpleasant thing, you succeed in getting rid of it and in not letting it overcome you.

4. prosecutor1: n-count
In someone countries, a prosecutor is a lawyer or official who brings charges against someone or tries to prove in a trial that they are guilty.

5. weigh in: phrase
If someone weighs in at a particular weight, for example before competition a sports competition, their weight is measured at that amount. (JOURNALISM)


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1 prosecutor 6RXx1     
n.起诉人;检察官,公诉人
参考例句:
  • The defender argued down the prosecutor at the court.辩护人在法庭上驳倒了起诉人。
  • The prosecutor would tear your testimony to pieces.检查官会把你的证言驳得体无完肤。
2 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
3 improper b9txi     
adj.不适当的,不合适的,不正确的,不合礼仪的
参考例句:
  • Short trousers are improper at a dance.舞会上穿短裤不成体统。
  • Laughing and joking are improper at a funeral.葬礼时大笑和开玩笑是不合适的。
4 cubs 01d925a0dc25c0b909e51536316e8697     
n.幼小的兽,不懂规矩的年轻人( cub的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • a lioness guarding her cubs 守护幼崽的母狮
  • Lion cubs depend on their mother to feed them. 狮子的幼仔依靠母狮喂养。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 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。
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