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VOA慢速英语1500基础单词例句b

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baby
[a newly1 born creature]
Mary had a baby last night.

back
[(1) the part behind the front; (2) the other way from forward]
The writer's picture is on the back of the book. (1)
She stopped walking away and looked back at me. (2)

bad
[(1) wrong; (2) acting2 against the law; (3) not good]
Bill made a bad decision. (1)
The prisoner was a bad man for most of his life. (2)
The water was dirty and had a bad taste. (3)

balance
[to make two sides or forces equal]
I balanced my budget by not spending more than I earned.

ball
[something round]
The earth is shaped like a ball.

balloon
[a device3 of strong, light material that rises when filled with gas lighter4 than air]
Many hot air balloons race in New Mexico each year.

ballot5
[a piece of paper used for voting]
I was asked to count the ballots6 and announce the winner.

ban
[(1) to not permit; (2) to stop; (3) an official restriction]
Running is banned at our swimming pool. (1)
The curfew bans all night time travel. (2)
The protestors called for a ban on smoking in public buildings. (3)

bank
[an organization that keeps and lends money]
The man said he robbed banks because that is where the money is.

bar
[to prevent or block]
He was barred from competing in the games because he used illegal drugs.

barrier
[anything that blocks or makes an action difficult]
The voting rights law removes most racial barriers to voting.

base
[(1) a military center; (2) to establish as a fact]
My brother is at a military training base. (1)
Her research was based on experiments. (2)

battle
[a fight between opposing armed forces]
Southern forces won the battle but lost the war.

be
[(1) to live; (2) to happen; (3) to exist]
The man is very sick and will not be here much longer. (1)
The wedding will be soon. (2)
Washington, D.C., has been the capital for 200 years. (3)

beat
[to hit again and again]
The prison guards denied they beat the prisoner.

beauty
[that which pleases the eye, ear or spirit]
All fell silent at the beauty of the mountains.

because
[for the reason that]
He left because he was sick.

become
[to come to be]
When did he become sick?

bed
[a sleeping place]
The bed was so hard that I could not sleep.

before
[earlier]
Bill ate before he went to work.

begin
[(1) to do the first part of an action; (2) to start]
He began to laugh when he saw me. (1)
A long walk begins with one step. (2)

behind
[(1) at the back of; (2) in back of]
Our fastest runner was far behind the leader. (1)
I live behind that hill. (2)

believe
[(1) to think; (2) to feel sure of; (3) to accept as true; (4) to trust]
I believe it may rain tonight. (1)
Jim believes his friend is a good writer. (2)
The lawyer believed the suspect's statement. (3)
We believe in God. (4)

bell
[an instrument that makes a musical sound]
Jim says he likes the sound of a church bell.

belong
[(1) to be owned by; (2) to be a member of]
That book belongs to my sister. (1)
My brother belongs to the Boy Scouts7. (2)

below
[lower than]
The temperature outside is below freezing.

best
[the most good]
All of our singers are good but Lisa is best.

betray8
[(1) to turn against; (2) to be false to]
The spy betrayed9 his country. (1)
The boy betrayed his mother's trust in him. (2)

better
[more good than]
Zach is a better baseball player than Al.

between
[(1) in the space or time that separates; (2) from one to the other]
I would like to meet with you between two and three o'clock. (1)
Secret talks between the two nations produced an agreement. (2)

big
[(1) of great size; (2) not small]
Texas is a big state. (1)
Melissa was a big baby. (2)

bill
[a legislative10 proposal]
To become law, a bill must be approved by both houses of Congress11 and signed by the President.

biology
[the scientific study of life or living things in all their forms]
My school requires one year of study each of biology, physics and chemistry.

bird
[a creature that flies]
I watched the bird fly away until I could no longer see it.

bite
[to cut with the teeth]
My dog sounds aggressive but he will not bite you.

black
[(1) dark; (2) having the color like that of the night sky]
I first saw him on a black and stormy night. (1)
The doctor arrived in a big black car. (2)

blame
[(1) to accuse; (2) to hold responsible]
The police blamed him for the crime. (1)
Don't blame me for your bad decision. (2)

blanket
[a cloth cover used to keep warm]
The flood refugees12 needed food and warm blankets.

bleed
[to lose blood]
Do you know how to stop your nose from bleeding?

blind
[not able to see]
Being blind did not keep him from becoming a famous singer.

block
[(1) to stop something from being done; (2) to prevent movement]
He blocked any attempt to become friends. (1)
A truck accident blocked the road for an hour. (2)

blood
[red fluid13 in the body]
A blood test is usually part of a yearly14 medical examination15.

blow
[to move with force, as in air]
The wind blows the autumn leaves.

blue
[having the color like that of a clear sky]
My son has blue eyes.

boat
[something built to travel on water that carries people or goods]
I like to fish from a boat.

body
[(1) all of a person or animal; (2) the remains16 of a person or animal]
Exercise can improve anyone's body. (1)
Police found five bodies buried beneath the house. (2)

boil
[to heat a liquid until it becomes very hot]
Boil one cup of water, add frozen17 vegetables and cook for five minutes.

bomb
[(1) a device that explodes with great force; (2) to attack or destroy with bombs]
The bomb exploded outside the building. (1)
The warplanes bombed enemy missile18 launchers. (2)

bone
[the hard material in the body]
The girl broke a bone in her wrist when she fell.

book
[a long written work for reading]
The professor has written six books about East Asia.

border
[a dividing line between nations]
Many new factories have been built across the border in Mexico.

(be) born
[(1) to come to life; (2) to come into existence]
When were you born? (1)
The American Revolution was born in Massachusetts. (2)

borrow
[to take as a loan]
The bank refused to let me borrow any more money.

both
[not just one of two, but the two together]
Both of us were educated at the University of Virginia.

bottle
[a container, usually made of glass, to hold liquid]
He drank the last bottle of water.

bottom
[the lowest part of something]
The damaged submarine19 is still at the bottom of the ocean.

box
[something to put things into]
Put the old books in that box.

boy
[a young male person]
The boys played together after school.

boycott20
[to refuse to take part in or deal with]
The farm workers union called for a boycott of vegetables picked by foreign workers.

brain
[the control center of thought, emotions and body activity of all creatures]
Scientists continue to discover new information about the chemistry of the brain.

brave
[having no fear]
Leaving home was a brave decision.

bread
[a food made from grain]
We have bread at every meal.

break
[(1) to divide into parts by force; (2) to destroy]
The glass broke into many pieces. (1)
Years of hard work broke his health, but it did not break his spirit. (2)

breathe
[to take air into the body and let it out again]
Breathe deeply before you begin your speech.

bridge
[a structure built over a waterway, valley or road so people and vehicles can cross from one side to the other]
The city needs a new bridge across the river.

brief
[(1) short; (2) not long]
Many people wish to speak, so please keep your comments brief. (1)
The car slowed down briefly21, then speeded up. (2)

bright
[(1) giving much light; (2) strong and clear in color]
Bright sunlight hurts my eyes. (1)
The new grass is bright green. (2)

bring
[to come with something]
Sam will bring Tracy to the party.

broadcast
[(1) to send information, stories or music by radio or television; (2) a radio or television program]
VOA broadcasts the news in Special English. (1)
The Special English broadcast can be heard almost everywhere. (2)

brother
[a male with the same father or mother as another person]
I have three brothers, but no sisters.

brown
[having the color like that of coffee]
Richard has brown hair and brown eyes.

budget
[a spending plan]
Congress decided22 to add money to the education budget.

build
[to join materials together to make something]
Tim plans to build a house for his dog.

building
[anything built for use as a house, factory, office, school, store or place of entertainment]
My office is in that building next to the hotel.

bullet23
[a small piece of metal shot from a gun]
The bullet hit the exact center of the target.

burn
[(1) to be on fire; (2) to destroy or damage by fire]
The candles burned brightly enough for me to read the book. (1)
The wildfire burned much of the forest. (2)

burst
[to break open suddenly]
The dam burst and sent a wall of water rushing down the valley.

bury
[to put into the ground and cover with earth]
Where do you think they buried the treasure?

bus
[a public vehicle to carry people]
Ride the A-17 bus to 4th and Independence Avenue.

business
[(1) one's work; (2) buying and selling to earn money; (3) trade]
My business is writing radio programs. (1)
The Internet is creating many new markets for business. (2)
I have done business with that company for many years. (3)

busy
[(1) doing something; (2) very active]
Are you busy now? (1)
George was very busy this morning with an emergency case. (2)

but
[(1) however; (2) other than; (3) yet]
She knew who called but I did not know. (1)
The boy ate nothing but candy. (2)
Jean was tired but she could not get to sleep. (3)

buy
[to get by paying something, usually money]
Where did Lila buy those great clothes?

by
[(1) near; at; (2) next to; (3) from ; (4) not later than]
Please sit here by me. (1)
They walked by the river. (2)
They performed a play by William Shakespeare. (3)
Her mother said that she had to be home by midnight. (4)

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1 newly cG7xE     
adv.新近,最近;重新,再度;以新的方式
参考例句:
  • Have you reviewed for this newly published novel?你给这本新出版的小说写书评了吗?
  • It is a newly planted tree and it has not established yet.这是一颗新栽的树,还没有扎下根来。
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 device Bv8x6     
n.器械,装置;计划,策略,诡计
参考例句:
  • The device will be in production by the end of the year.该装置将于年底投入生产。
  • The device will save much time and effort for us.这种装置会使我们节省大量时间和气力。
4 lighter 5pPzPR     
n.打火机,点火器;驳船;v.用驳船运送;light的比较级
参考例句:
  • The portrait was touched up so as to make it lighter.这张画经过润色,色调明朗了一些。
  • The lighter works off the car battery.引燃器利用汽车蓄电池打火。
5 ballot jujzB     
n.(不记名)投票,投票总数,投票权;vi.投票
参考例句:
  • The members have demanded a ballot.会员们要求投票表决。
  • The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.工会称他们将要求会员投票表决是否罢工。
6 ballots 06ecb554beff6a03babca6234edefde4     
n.投票表决( ballot的名词复数 );选举;选票;投票总数v.(使)投票表决( ballot的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • They're counting the ballots. 他们正在计算选票。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The news of rigged ballots has rubbed off much of the shine of their election victory. 他们操纵选票的消息使他们在选举中获得的胜利大为减色。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 scouts e6d47327278af4317aaf05d42afdbe25     
侦察员[机,舰]( scout的名词复数 ); 童子军; 搜索; 童子军成员
参考例句:
  • to join the Scouts 参加童子军
  • The scouts paired off and began to patrol the area. 巡逻人员两个一组,然后开始巡逻这个地区。
8 betray CodyS     
vt.背叛,失信于,泄露,暴露
参考例句:
  • He promised never to betray the organization.他发誓永不背叛组织。
  • Keep calm.Don't betray your identity.沉住气,别可露馅儿。
9 betrayed 9e13884facd7e05da708c0c2fbbf5471     
对…不忠( betray的过去式和过去分词 ); 背叛; 出卖; 泄露
参考例句:
  • The shakes of the speaker's hands betrayed his nervousness. 发言者双手颤抖,可见他很紧张。
  • He betrayed all his friends on his own account. 他为自己的利益出卖了所有的朋友。
10 legislative K9hzG     
n.立法机构,立法权;adj.立法的,有立法权的
参考例句:
  • Congress is the legislative branch of the U.S. government.国会是美国政府的立法部门。
  • Today's hearing was just the first step in the legislative process.今天的听证会只是展开立法程序的第一步。
11 Congress eY1y1     
n.(代表)大会;(C-:美国等国的)国会,议会
参考例句:
  • There were some days to wait before the Congress.大会的召开还有几天时间。
  • After 18 years in Congress,he intented to return to private life.在国会供职18年后,他打算告老还乡。
12 refugees ddb3b28098e40c0f584eafcd38f1fbd4     
n.避难者,难民( refugee的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The UN has begun making airdrops of food to refugees. 联合国已开始向难民空投食物。
  • They claimed they were political refugees and not economic migrants. 他们宣称自己是政治难民,不是经济移民。
13 fluid TgqzE     
n.流体,液体;adj.流体的,流动的
参考例句:
  • Fluid includes both gasses and liquids.流体包括气体和液体。
  • The weather is fluid in summer.夏天天气多变。
14 yearly 0fxwM     
adj.每年的,一年一度的;adv.一年一次地
参考例句:
  • The flower show is a yearly event in our town.我们镇上的花展一年举行一次。
  • The yearly rental of her house is 2400 yuan.她这房子年租金是2400元。
15 examination pn6xJ     
n.考试,考查,试题;检查,调查
参考例句:
  • Teachers always judge their students on the final examination.老师常根据期末考试来评价他们的学生。
  • He put up a good show in the final examination.他在期末考试中表现得不错。
16 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
17 frozen 2sVz6q     
adj.冻结的,冰冻的
参考例句:
  • He was frozen to death on a snowing night.在一个风雪的晚上,他被冻死了。
  • The weather is cold and the ground is frozen.天寒地冻。
18 missile M64zz     
n.导弹,投射物
参考例句:
  • The missile curved gracefully towards its target.导弹呈优美的曲线状飞向目标。
  • We got a fix on the missile launching site.我们确定了导弹发射场的位置。
19 submarine mtPwS     
n.潜水艇;adj.水底的,海底的;vt.用潜艇袭击;vi.滑入...底下
参考例句:
  • Within a short time,everything on the submarine was buttoned up.不一会儿,潜水艇内所有的东西都扣紧了。
  • The submarine signaled for help.潜水艇发出求救的信号。
20 boycott EW3zC     
n./v.(联合)抵制,拒绝参与
参考例句:
  • We put the production under a boycott.我们联合抵制该商品。
  • The boycott lasts a year until the Victoria board permitsreturn.这个抗争持续了一年直到维多利亚教育局妥协为止。
21 briefly 9Styo     
adv.简单地,简短地
参考例句:
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
22 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
23 bullet GSUyA     
n.枪弹,子弹
参考例句:
  • The bullet wound in his shoulder was opened up for treatment.切开他肩上的枪伤进行治疗。
  • The bullet missed me by a hair's s breadth.那颗子弹差一点就打中了我。
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