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VOA慢速英语1500基础单词例句a

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a or an
[(1) one; (2) any; (3) each]
Would you give me a sheet of paper? (1)
A triangle has three sides. (2)
He comes to see his grandmother once a week. (3)

able
[having the power to do something]
Are you able to speak English?

about
[(1) almost; (2) of or having a relation to]
He completed about half of his work. (1)
We talk about the weather. (2)

above
[at a higher place]
His head was above the water.

accept
[to agree to receive]
Please accept my thanks.

accident
[(1) something that happens by chance or mistake; (2) an unplanned event]
She was injured in the accident. (1)
We met again by accident after seventeen years had passed. (2)

accuse
[(1) to say a person is responsible for an act or crime; (2) to make a statement against someone]
Her friend accused her of breaking his heart. (1)
The lawyer accused the suspect of lying. (2)

across
[(1) from side to side; (2) to the other side]
The box was ten centimeters across. (1)
The dog ran across the road. (2)

act
[to do something]
He acted immediately to stop the fight.

activist1
[one who seeks change through action]
The activist worked hard to change the law.

actor
[someone acting2 in a play or show]
That actor frightened me.

add
[(1) to put (something) with another to make it larger; (2) to say more]
Please add my name to the list. (1)
She told him to leave, but added that she would like to see him again. (2)

administration
[the executive3 part of a government, usually headed by a president or prime minister]
The new administration starts work in January.

admit
[(1) to accept; (2) to express one's guilt5 or responsibility]
When was the country admitted to the United Nations? (1)
He admitted that what he did was wrong. (2)

adult
[a grown person]
Only an adult can sign the document.

advise
[to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision]
Did you advise him to leave?

affect
[(1)to influence;(2)to produce an effect on]
A lack of sleep affected6 the singer's performance. (1)
Mr. Nutley's belief in my talent greatly affected my life. (2)

afraid
[feeling fear]
I am afraid of guns.

after
[(1)later; (2)behind]
She arrived after the lesson started. (1)
In the alphabet, B is after A. (2)

again
[(1) another time; (2) as before]
Sam played the song again. (1)
I found my book in the same place again. (2)

against
[(1) opposed to; (2) not agreeing with something]
They marched against the war. (1)
He agreed to most of the plan, but was against starting it now. (2)

age
[how old a person or thing is]
The legal age for voting is eighteen.

agency
[an organization that is part of a larger group]
UNICEF is an agency of the United Nations.

aggression7
[(1) an attack against a person or country; (2) the violation8 of a country's borders]
The surprise attack was an act of aggression. (1)
The country committed aggression when it crossed the border of the other country. (2)

ago
[(1) of time past; (2) before now]
He was my friend long ago. (1)
I saw her two years ago. (2)

agree
[(1) to have the same belief as someone; (2) to be willing to do something]
We agree about politics. (1)
Both sides agree to meet again next week. (2)

agriculture
[farming]
John studied agriculture because he wanted to be a farmer.

aid
[(1) to help; (2) to support; (3) help, assistance]
He offered to aid the victims of the fire. (1)
Did you give money to aid the Democratic or the Republican9 candidate? (2)
Congress voted to provide aid to the flood victims. (3)


aim
[(1) to point a gun at; (2) a goal or purpose]
You cannot hit the target if you do not aim the gun. (1)
The aim of the reformers is to improve government. (2)

air
[the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe]
The air is clean in the mountains.

air force
[a military organization using airplanes]
The air force wants more airplanes and missiles.

airplane
[a vehicle with wings that flies]
I flew home on an airplane.

airport
[a place where airplanes take off and land]
The airplane landed at the airport in Washington.

album
[a collection of recorded music]
He recorded the song from an old record album.

alcohol
[a strong, colorless liquid, usually made from grain, used as a drug or in industrial products]
The man fell because he drank too much alcohol.

alive
[(1) having life; (2) not dead]
The flowers become alive in the spring. (1)
The accident victim was seriously injured but is still alive. (2)

all
[(1) everything; (2) everyone; (3) the complete amount]
She ate all that she wanted. (1)
All were invited to speak on the proposal. (2)
She spent all her money for a new car. (3)

ally4
[a nation or person joined with another for a special purpose]
Britain is a military ally of the United States.

almost
[a little less than completely]
My dog is almost five years old.

alone
[separated from others]
Some people enjoy eating alone.

along
[near or on]
We walked along the road.

already
[(1) before now; (2) even now]
She was already there when we arrived. (1)
It is already too late to take the train. (2)

also
[(1) added to; (2) too]
Please bring me the fish dinner and coffee, and also some water. (1)
She said she also wanted to go home. (2)

although
[even if it is true that]
Although he was tired, he kept walking.

always
[(1) at all times; (2) every time]
This street is always busy. (1)
We always study together. (2)

ambassador10
[a nation's highest diplomatic11 representative (to another government)]
Foreign ambassadors12 live in the capital city.

amend13
[to add to or to change (a proposal or law)]
The committee refused to amend its proposal.

ammunition14
[the bullets or shells fired from guns]
They could not fight without ammunition.

among
[in or part of (a group)]
She was among the students who left the school.

amount
[the number, size or weight of anything]
The doctor gave him only a small amount of medicine.

anarchy15
[(1) a lack of order; (2) lawlessness]
The peaceful protests blocked the streets and produced anarchy. (1)
Anarchy resulted when the city could not stop the riots16. (2)

ancestor
[a family member from the past]
My ancestors came from Switzerland in 1742.

ancient
[(1) very old; (2) long ago]
Scientists discovered the ancient knife in a cave. (1)
They read the Iliad while studying ancient Greece. (2)

and
[(1) also; (2) in addition to; (3) with]
My dog likes to run and jump. (1)
Five and three equal eight. (2)
Do you like rice and black beans? (3)

anger
[a strong emotion against someone or something]
The protester's voice was full of anger.

animal
[a living creature that moves, such as a dog or cat]
The kangaroo is a strange animal.

anniversary
[a yearly celebration or observance of an event that happened in the past]
When is your wedding anniversary?

announce
[(1) to make known publicly; (2) to declare officially]
Who announced the VOA news last night? (1)
The president announced a tax cut. (2)

another
[(1) one more;(2)a different one]
May I have another kiss? (1)
Let's do this another way. (2)

answer
[(1) a statement produced by a question; (2) to make a statement after being asked a question]
That was my final answer. (1)
She answered the question with a smile. (2)

any
[one or more of no special kind]
I do not have any plans to leave town.

apologize
[to express regret for a mistake or accident for which one accepts responsibility]
Do not apologize for someone else's mistake.

appeal
[(1) to take to a higher court, person or group for a decision; (2) to call on somebody for help]
I have appealed the decision to a higher court. (1)
The aid organization appealed for more food and water for flood victims. (2)

appear
[(1) to show oneself; (2) to come into sight; (3) to seem]
The actor appeared on television for the first time. (1)
The ship appeared as the fog lifted. (2)
The farmer appeared to be very tired. (3)

appoint
[(1) to name; (2) to choose]
The owner appointed John to head the new business. (1)
The president can appoint a judge to the new court. (2)

approve
[(1) to agree with; (2) to agree to support]
The bank approved my loan. (1)
I approve of your proposal. (2)

archeology
[the scientific study of past human life and activities]
He studied archeology in college.

area
[any place or part of it]
My friend lives in this area.

argue
[(1) to offer reasons for or against something; (2) to dispute; (3) to disagree]
The President argued for more aid to schools. (1)
They argued all day but could not find agreement. (2)
George and Al love to argue about politics. (3)

arms
[(1) military equipment; (2) weapons]
The rebels got most of their arms by taking them from soldiers. (1)
We are very concerned about the spread of nuclear arms. (2)

army
[military ground forces]
The army fights on the ground.

around
[on every side (of)]
She drove around in her new car.

arrest
[(1) to seize a person for legal action; (2) to take as a prisoner]
The judge ordered police to arrest him because he refused to come to court. (1)
The police arrested the violent demonstrators. (2)

arrive
[to come to a place, especially at the end of a trip]
The president arrived in Tokyo for an official visit.

art
[expressions or creations17 by humans, such as paintings, music, writing or statues]
Much of the art included paintings stolen during World War II.

artillery18
[big guns]
Artillery destroyed most of the buildings in the town.

as
[(1) equally; (2) when; (3) while]
The wild fire spread as fast as the wind behind it. (1)
As he heard the gunshot, he looked at his watch and saw it was almost five o'clock. (2)
He watched the animal as it ran across the field. (3)

ash
[the part left after something burns]
Only ashes were left when the fire passed.

ask
[(1) to question; (2) to say something is wanted]
We ask the teacher questions every day. (1)
The candidate asked the people for their votes. (2)

assist
[to help]
The doctor asked the medical student to assist him.

astronaut
[a person who travels in space]
Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

astronomy19
[the scientific study of stars and the universe]
I study astronomy because I like to look at stars.

asylum20
[political protection given by a government to a person from another country]
The refugee21 asked for political asylum.

at
[(1) in or near; (2) where; (3) when]
She saw the bear at the edge of the forest. (1)
Look at the bear. (2)
We must go home at noon. (3)

atmosphere
[the gases surrounding any star or planet]
The atmosphere of Venus is mostly water and carbon dioxide.

attach
[(1) to tie together; (2) to connect]
Please attach this name card to your coat. (1)
He attached himself to our group. (2)

attack
[(1) a violent attempt to damage, injure or kill; (2) to start a fight]
The war started with a rebel attack on government troops at Charleston, South Carolina. (1)
Several men attacked him on the street. (2)

attempt
[(1) to work toward something; (2) to try; (3) to make an effort]
He attempted to change his life one step at a time. (1)
Do not attempt to drive through the flood waters. (2)
You will never write your book if you do not attempt it. (3)

attend
[to be present at]
The president will attend the meeting.

automobile22
[(1) a vehicle with wheels used to carry people; (2) a car]
Is a bus an automobile? (1)
Who invented the automobile? (2)

autumn
[the time of the year between summer and winter]
The trees of autumn are bright red and yellow.

average
[(1) something (a number) representing the middle; (2) common; (3) normal]
The average of daily high temperatures in Washington in January is zero degrees, Celsius23. (1)
The average amount spent for lunch was two dollars. (2)
John is an average student. (3)

avoid
[to stay away from]
Avoid meat and milk products to prevent a heart attack.

awake
[not sleeping]
The storm kept everyone awake for hours.

award
[an honor or prize for an act or service]
Last night, we saw the movie that won the best picture award.

away
[not near]
The old man came from far away, but his home is here now.

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1 activist gyAzO     
n.活动分子,积极分子
参考例句:
  • He's been a trade union activist for many years.多年来他一直是工会的积极分子。
  • He is a social activist in our factory.他是我厂的社会活动积极分子。
2 acting czRzoc     
n.演戏,行为,假装;adj.代理的,临时的,演出用的
参考例句:
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
3 executive Ymlxs     
adj.执行的,行政的;n.执行者,行政官,经理
参考例句:
  • A good executive usually gets on well with people.一个好的高级管理人员通常与人们相处得很好。
  • He is a man of great executive ability.他是个具有极高管理能力的人。
4 ally yLryo     
n.同盟者,同盟国;vt.使结盟,与...有关联
参考例句:
  • In that war England was not an ally,she was neutral.在那场战争中,英国不同任何一国结盟,保持中立。
  • She felt she needed an ally so badly.她感到她极需一个支持者。
5 guilt 9e6xr     
n.犯罪;内疚;过失,罪责
参考例句:
  • She tried to cover up her guilt by lying.她企图用谎言掩饰自己的罪行。
  • Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.别因为功课责备孩子而使他觉得很内疚。
6 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
7 aggression WKjyF     
n.进攻,侵略,侵犯,侵害
参考例句:
  • So long as we are firmly united, we need fear no aggression.只要我们紧密地团结,就不必惧怕外来侵略。
  • Her view is that aggression is part of human nature.她认为攻击性是人类本性的一部份。
8 violation lLBzJ     
n.违反(行为),违背(行为),侵犯
参考例句:
  • He roared that was a violation of the rules.他大声说,那是违反规则的。
  • He was fined 200 dollars for violation of traffic regulation.他因违反交通规则被罚款200美元。
9 republican wW0xw     
n.拥护共和政体的人; adj.共和政体的,(Republican)共和党人,(Republican)共和党的
参考例句:
  • Some families have been republican for generations.有些家庭世代都支持共和党。
  • A third candidate has entered the contest for the Republican nomination.第三个候选人已经加入角逐共和党提名的行列。
10 ambassador uNZzg     
n.大使,特使,(派驻国际组织的)代表
参考例句:
  • He took up office as an ambassador for ten years continuously.他连任十年大使。
  • The new ambassador is more mature than his predecessor.新大使比他的前任更成熟一些。
11 diplomatic Lusxj     
adj.外交的,从事外交的,策略的,有手腕的
参考例句:
  • There are certain forms that must be followed in diplomatic circles.在外交界有一些礼节是必须遵守的。
  • You must be more diplomatic in handling the situation.你在处理这一情况时,必须圆滑。
12 ambassadors 9dcaff553595ebd0ff9f0110686c0807     
大使( ambassador的名词复数 ); (派驻联合国等国际组织的)代表; 特使; [比喻]使者
参考例句:
  • Kennedy, greatly admiring, rated him very high among his ambassadors. 肯尼迪十分赏识他,在所有大使中对他评价很高。
  • Many countries were represented by their ambassadors at the Independence Day celebrations. 庆祝美国独立纪念日时,许多国家都派其大使代表参加。
13 amend exezY     
vt.修改,修订,改进;n.[pl.]赔罪,赔偿
参考例句:
  • The teacher advised him to amend his way of living.老师劝他改变生活方式。
  • You must amend your pronunciation.你必须改正你的发音。
14 ammunition GwVzz     
n.军火,弹药
参考例句:
  • A few of the jeeps had run out of ammunition.几辆吉普车上的弹药已经用光了。
  • They have expended all their ammunition.他们把弹药用光。
15 anarchy 9wYzj     
n.无政府状态;社会秩序混乱,无秩序
参考例句:
  • There would be anarchy if we had no police.要是没有警察,社会就会无法无天。
  • The country was thrown into a state of anarchy.这国家那时一下子陷入无政府状态。
16 riots riots     
n. 暴乱, 骚乱, 暴动 vi. 骚乱, 闹事
参考例句:
  • the instigators of the riots 煽动骚乱的人
  • The riots are a clear manifestation of the people's discontent. 骚乱清楚地表明了人们的不满情绪。
17 creations 6976f8b639991512d1b1f3141ce68849     
创造( creation的名词复数 ); 创造物; (尤指所述由上帝)创造天地; 宇宙
参考例句:
  • This artist's creations are worth collecting. 这个艺术家的作品值得收藏。
  • The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. 各民族的精神产品成了公共的财产。 来自英汉非文学 - 共产党宣言
18 artillery 5vmzA     
n.(军)火炮,大炮;炮兵(部队)
参考例句:
  • This is a heavy artillery piece.这是一门重炮。
  • The artillery has more firepower than the infantry.炮兵火力比步兵大。
19 astronomy hOQyf     
n.天文学
参考例句:
  • Mathematics is connected with astronomy.数学与天文学有联系。
  • Astronomy is an abstract subject.天文学是一门深奥的学科。
20 asylum DobyD     
n.避难所,庇护所,避难
参考例句:
  • The people ask for political asylum.人们请求政治避难。
  • Having sought asylum in the West for many years,they were eventually granted it.他们最终获得了在西方寻求多年的避难权。
21 refugee lCEyL     
n.难民,流亡者
参考例句:
  • The refugee was condemned to a life of wandering.这个难民注定要过流浪的生活。
  • The refugee is suffering for want of food and medical supplies.难民苦于缺少食物和医药用品。
22 automobile rP1yv     
n.汽车,机动车
参考例句:
  • He is repairing the brake lever of an automobile.他正在修理汽车的刹车杆。
  • The automobile slowed down to go around the curves in the road.汽车在路上转弯时放慢了速度。
23 Celsius AXRzl     
adj.摄氏温度计的,摄氏的
参考例句:
  • The temperature tonight will fall to seven degrees Celsius.今晚气温将下降到七摄氏度。
  • The maximum temperature in July may be 36 degrees Celsius.七月份最高温度可能达到36摄氏度。
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