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VOA慢速英语1500基础单词例句m

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machine [a device with moving parts used to do work]
Our copy machine always seems to stop working when I have a lot of documents to copy.

magazine [a publication of news, stories, pictures or other information]
He likes to read computer magazines.

mail [letters, papers and other things sent through an official system, such as a post office]
E-mail is so much faster than sending mail through the post office.

main [the most important or largest]
Her main interest now is raising her children.

major [great in size, importance or amount]
Corn and wheat are major crops in the United States.

majority [(1) the greater number; (2) more than half]
The President's party won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. (1)
A bill passes only if a majority of the members approve. (2)

make [(1) to produce; (2) to create; (3) to build; (4) to do something or to carry out an action; (5) to cause to be or to become]
Many products sold in America are made in China. (1)
She makes beautiful hats. (2)
The same company makes many of the houses here. (3)
They make each other happy. (4)
The movie producer made her a star. (5)

male [(1) a man or boy; (2) the sex that is the father of children; (3) of or about men]
Police described him as a male in his early twenties. (1)
Males are in the minority in the United States. (2)
That store sells only male clothes. (3)

man [an adult male human]
That man is my father.

manufacture [to make goods in large amounts]
His company manufactures sewing machines.

many [a large number or amount of]
I have eaten here many times.

map [a picture of the earth's surface or a part of it]
Do you have a map of the city?

march [(1) to walk in a group like soldiers; (2) to walk together in a large group to protest about something]
The Marines spent many hours learning to march. (1)
The protesters marched to the White House. (2)

mark [to make a sign or cut on something]
The price is marked on the box.

market [(1) a place or area where goods are sold, bought or traded; (2) an economic system in which the prices of things are decided2 by how many there are and how much money people are willing to pay for them]
She sells her vegetables at the farmers' market. (1)
The President spoke3 about the successful growth of market economies around the world. (2)

marry [(1) to join a man and woman together as husband and wife; (2) to become husband and wife (usually in a religious or civil ceremony)]
The priest4 married the man and woman. (1)
Jim married Sue5 last Sunday. (2)

mass [an amount of matter having no special form and usually of a large size]
The gravity force of a space object depends on its mass.

mate [to bring together a male and a female to create another creature]
Their dogs mated last week so they should have puppies6 soon.

material [(1) the substance, substances or matter of which something is made or from which something can be made, such as wood, cloth or stone; (2) anything that can be made into something else]
Which materials are used to build houses in your country? (1)
Scientists are using genetic7 material to create plants and animals different from those in nature. (2)

mathematics [the science dealing8 with amounts, sizes and shapes, as explained by numbers and signs]
Their mathematics test had questions on algebra9 and geometry.

matter [(1) anything that can be seen or felt; (2) what things are made of]
Scientists are trying to measure all the matter in the universe. (1)
Anything you can see or feel is made of matter. (2)

may [a word used with an action word to mean permit (1) or possible (2) ]
May I go? (1)
They may leave tomorrow. (2)

mayor [the chief official of a city or town government]
Her father was elected mayor of Springfield.

meal [food eaten to satisfy hunger, such as dinner]
Take this medicine after every meal.
    
mean [(1) to want to; (2) to give the idea of; (3) to have the idea of]
She meant to call you on the telephone, but she forgot. (1)
Tell me what you mean to do about the damage to my car. (2)
I know what you mean. (3)

measure [(1) to learn the amount, size or distance of something; (2) an action taken; (3) a legislative10 proposal]
I will measure the size of the windows. (1)
What measures did you take to prevent more damage? (2)
The Senate approved the measure. (3)

meat [the part of a dead animal used for food]
She no longer eats meat; only vegetables, grains and fruits.

media [all public information organizations, including newspapers, television and radio]
The big story in the media is the vote counting problem.

medicine [(1) a substance or drug used to treat disease or pain; (2) the science or study of treating and curing disease or improving health]
She started feeling better after she began using the medicine. (1)
His wife is studying medicine at the Harvard Medical School. (2)

meet [to come together with someone or something at the same time and place]
We will meet here tomorrow with other members of the committee.

melt [to make a solid into a liquid by heating it]
Ice melts into water at temperatures above zero degrees Celsius11.

member [one of a group]
He is a member of a rock band.

memorial [something done or made to honor the memory of a person or event]
Have you visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington?

memory [(1) a picture in the mind of past events; (2) the ability to remember; (3) a thing remembered]
I can still see in my memory the place we used to swim. (1)
He has a good memory. (2)
Do you have any memory of your father before he went to war? (3)

mental [about or having to do with the mind]
She had some unusual mental powers.

mercy [(1) kindness toward those who should be punished; (2) the power to be kind or to pardon]
She showed mercy by forgiving him for leaving her. (1)
He admitted guilt12 and asked the judge for mercy. (2)

message [(1) written or spoken news or information; (2) a note from one person to another person or group]
The candidate delivered his message to the crowd. (1)
He sent her an E-mail message with his computer. (2)

metal [a hard substance such as iron, steel or gold]
Many products formerly13 made of metal now are made of plastic.

method [the way something is done]
She developed a new method for losing weight.

microscope [a device used to make very small things look larger so they can be studied]
Tell me what you see through the microscope.

middle [(1) the center; (2) a place or time of equal distance from both sides or ends; (3) in the center]
He stopped in the middle of the field. (1)
They rested in the middle of the day. (2)
I would guess her age to be in the middle twenties. (3)

militant14 [someone active in trying to cause political change, often by the use of force or violence]
Police are prepared for violence by militant demonstrators.

military [(1) the armed forces of a nation or group; (2) of or about the armed forces]
She has been in the military for seven years. (1)
Many military bases were closed in the United States. (2)

milk [the white liquid produced by female animals to feed their young]
Please bring me a glass of cold milk.

mind [the thinking, feeling part of a person]
He has a good mind, but sometimes he does not use it.

mine [(1) to dig useful or valuable substances out of the earth; (2) a place in the earth where such substances are found; (3) a bomb placed under the ground or under water so it cannot be seen]
Mining for gold can create serious environmental problems. (1)
Many old mines can be found in the mountains of the western United States. (2)
An international treaty seeks a ban on the use of explosive military mines. (3)

mineral [a substance found in nature that is not an animal or a plant, such as coal or salt]
Name two important minerals found under the ground.

minister [(1) a member of a cabinet; (2) a high government official ]
The Cabinet Ministers meet every Tuesday. (1)
The Prime Minister and his new Foreign Minister will arrive in Washington tomorrow. (2)

minor1 [(1) small in size; (2) of little importance]
Only a minor amount of money is missing. (1)
He wrote a report on a minor English poet. (2)

minority [(1) the smaller number; (2) opposite majority]
Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are minorities in America. (1)
The Democrats15 are the minority party in the Congress. (2)
       
minute [(1) a measure of time; (2) one of the sixty equal parts of an hour; (3) sixty seconds]
I saw him only minutes ago. (1)
We met for 30 minutes. (2)
She gave him exactly one minute to explain. (3)

miss [to fail to hit, see, reach or meet]
He missed meeting her by only about two minutes.

missile [any weapon that can be thrown or fired through the air and explodes when it reaches its target]
Some Senators16 support building a new rocket system to defend against long distance missiles.

missing [(1) lost; (2) not found]
My watch is missing. (1)
His brother was reported missing in Vietnam. (2)

mistake [(1) a wrong action or decision; (2) an action done without the knowledge that it was wrong]
He made a mistake by not waiting for the telephone call. (1)
Her mistake was not understanding his feelings for her. (2)

mix [to put different things together to make one thing]
She mixed peanut butter and fruit jelly17 in a sandwich.

mob18 [a large group of wild or angry people]
The peaceful demonstration19 suddenly became an angry mob.

model [(1) an example; (2) something, usually small, made to show how something will look or work]
Her daughter was the model of a perfect child. (1)
This model shows how his new home will look when completed. (2)

moderate [not extreme]
The moderate proposal was approved by both sides.

modern [(1) of the present or very recent time; (2) the most improved]
We enjoyed the Museum of Modern Art. (1)
The old ships are being replaced by modern ones. (2)

money [pieces of metal or paper used to pay for things]
Do you need some money?

month [one of the twelve periods of time into which a year is divided]
This is the first month of the new year.

moon [the bright object often seen in the night sky that orbits the earth about every twenty-nine days]
The full moon is bright enough to read a book by.

moral [concerning what is right or wrong in someone's actions]
He made a moral decision not to fight in the war.

more [greater in size or amount]
She has more talent than anyone I know.

morning [the early part of the day, from sunrise until noon]
He writes in the morning and works in the office later in the day.

most [greatest in size or amount]
Which country has the most people?

mother [(1) the female parent; (2) a woman who has a child or children]
My wife is a good mother. (1)
That woman with the loud voice is the mother of seven children. (2)

motion [(1) a movement; (2) a continuing change of position or place]
The motion of the car sometimes makes her sick. (1)
The motion of the waves did not stop. (2)

mountain [a part of the earth's surface that rises high above the area around it]
They plan to climb Rainier, the great mountain southeast of Seattle.

mourn [to express or feel sadness]
They mourned the death of their daughter.

move [(1) to change position; (2) to put or keep in motion; (3) to go]
Move the chair over here. (1)
The dog's tail moved from side to side. (2)
She moved to California last year. (3)

movement [(1) the act of moving or a way of moving; (2) a series of acts or efforts to reach a goal]
The movement of the boat made her sick. (1)
The gun control movement wants to keep guns away from criminals. (2)

movie [(1) a motion picture; (2) a film]
Which movie would you like to watch? (1)
Making the movie cost 75 million dollars. (2)

much [great in amount]
They read much of the time.

murder [(1) to kill another person illegally; (2) the crime of killing20 another person]
The angry man murdered three people in his office. (1)
The jury21 found him guilty of murder. (2)

music [the making of sounds by singing or using a musical instrument]
She has loved music since she was a small child.

must [a word used with an action word to mean necessary]
You must go to school.

mystery [(1) something that is not or cannot be explained or understood; (2) a secret]
No one can explain the mystery of the crying woman in the window of the old house. (1)
What happened that night is still a mystery. (2)

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1 minor e7fzR     
adj.较小(少)的,较次要的;n.辅修学科;vi.辅修
参考例句:
  • The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
  • I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
2 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。
3 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
4 priest D1JzH     
n.神父,牧师,司铎,司祭,领导者,神甫;vt.使成为神职人员
参考例句:
  • He confessed to a priest that he had sinned.他向神父忏悔他犯了罪。
  • The priest visited all the old people in the parish.牧师探望了教区里的所有老人。
5 sue PUAzm     
vt.控告,起诉;vi.请求,追求,起诉
参考例句:
  • If you don't pay me the money,I'll sue you.如果你不付给我钱,我就告你。
  • The war criminals sue for peace.战犯求和。
6 puppies 679f34ba1ec7d7ee1f1718acc24f53d7     
n.(常指不满一岁的)小狗(puppy的复数);小狗,幼犬( puppy的名词复数 );浅薄自负的年轻男子
参考例句:
  • a litter of puppies 一窝小狗
  • The bitch bore six puppies. 母狗生了六只小狗。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 genetic PgIxp     
adj.遗传的,遗传学的
参考例句:
  • It's very difficult to treat genetic diseases.遗传性疾病治疗起来很困难。
  • Each daughter cell can receive a full complement of the genetic information.每个子细胞可以收到遗传信息的一个完全补偿物。
8 dealing NvjzWP     
n.经商方法,待人态度
参考例句:
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
9 algebra MKRyW     
n.代数学
参考例句:
  • He was not good at algebra in middle school.他中学时不擅长代数。
  • The boy can't figure out the algebra problems.这个男孩做不出这道代数题。
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 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。
12 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。
13 formerly ni3x9     
adv.从前,以前
参考例句:
  • We now enjoy these comforts of which formerly we had only heard.我们现在享受到了过去只是听说过的那些舒适条件。
  • This boat was formerly used on the rivers of China.这船从前航行在中国内河里。
14 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
15 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 senators 1181a181f18e7836f23146bc18668881     
n.参议员( senator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • When the senators vote, the ayes will have it. 参议员投票时,投赞成票的人将占多数。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The committee concluded that the senators had engaged in improper conduct. 委员会断定议员们从事了不正当活动。 来自《简明英汉词典》
17 jelly KaBz4     
n.冻,果子冻,胶状物
参考例句:
  • We had toast and jelly at breakfast.我们早餐吃的是烤面包和果冻。
  • The medicine was a clear jelly.这种药是透明的胶状物。
18 mob n6vzv     
n.暴民,民众,暴徒;v.大举包围,乱挤,围攻
参考例句:
  • The king was burned in effigy by the angry mob.国王的模拟像被愤怒的民众烧掉以泄心中的愤恨。
  • An angry mob is attacking the palace.愤怒的暴徒在攻击王宫。
19 demonstration 9waxo     
n.表明,示范,论证,示威
参考例句:
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • He gave a demonstration of the new technique then and there.他当场表演了这种新的操作方法。
20 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
21 jury g3dxN     
n.陪审团,评委会;adj.临时用的;vt.挑选
参考例句:
  • These twelve men are believed to compose the jury.据信,陪审团是由这12人组成的。
  • The members of the jury were discharged from their duties.陪审员们被解除了职务。
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