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美联社新闻一分钟 2008-05-29

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1. Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan is taking some direct hits from those who used to work for him over a book he wrote that's critical of the president. McClellan writes that Bush favored propaganda over honesty and candor1 in selling the Iraq war to the American public.

2. At least 14 people were taken to hospitals after the Chicago commuter2 train derailed this morning. Two of the four cars went off the tracks just above the city's streets. It took crews about an hour to get everyone off.

3. The estranged3 wife of New Jersey's gay ex-governor is telling all as she took the stand today in their divorce trial. Their marriage unraveled four years ago when he came out as a gay American and resigned as governor.

4. Anyone who dreams of lifting one of hockey's oldest trophies4 will want to handle it better than these guys. This junior Canadian team won the Memorial Cup but let the actual trophy5 slip through their fingers and break in two. Not to fear, though, this trophy is just a replica6 of the real thing.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. candor: n.

the quality of being honest and telling the truth, even when the truth may be unpleasant or embarrassing

2. estranged: adj.

someone's husband or wife whom they are no longer living with, used especially in newspaper reports


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1 candor CN8zZ     
n.坦白,率真
参考例句:
  • He covered a wide range of topics with unusual candor.他极其坦率地谈了许多问题。
  • He and his wife had avoided candor,and they had drained their marriage.他们夫妻间不坦率,已使婚姻奄奄一息。
2 commuter ZXCyi     
n.(尤指市郊之间)乘公交车辆上下班者
参考例句:
  • Police cordoned off the road and diverted commuter traffic. 警察封锁了道路并分流交通。
  • She accidentally stepped on his foot on a crowded commuter train. 她在拥挤的通勤列车上不小心踩到了他的脚。
3 estranged estranged     
adj.疏远的,分离的
参考例句:
  • He became estranged from his family after the argument.那场争吵后他便与家人疏远了。
  • The argument estranged him from his brother.争吵使他同他的兄弟之间的关系疏远了。
4 trophies e5e690ffd5b76ced5606f229288652f6     
n.(为竞赛获胜者颁发的)奖品( trophy的名词复数 );奖杯;(尤指狩猎或战争中获得的)纪念品;(用于比赛或赛跑名称)奖
参考例句:
  • His football trophies were prominently displayed in the kitchen. 他的足球奖杯陈列在厨房里显眼的位置。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The hunter kept the lion's skin and head as trophies. 这猎人保存狮子的皮和头作为纪念品。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
5 trophy 8UFzI     
n.优胜旗,奖品,奖杯,战胜品,纪念品
参考例句:
  • The cup is a cherished trophy of the company.那只奖杯是该公司很珍惜的奖品。
  • He hung the lion's head as a trophy.他把那狮子头挂起来作为狩猎纪念品。
6 replica 9VoxN     
n.复制品
参考例句:
  • The original conservatory has been rebuilt in replica.温室已按原样重建。
  • The young artist made a replica of the famous painting.这位年轻的画家临摹了这幅著名的作品。
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