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旋元祐Time时代杂志核心单词 名词简易字 301-310(mp3)

301.disability n. 伤残,无行为能力的

【同】handicap

Most aid, including nearly all low-income programs, food stamps, Medicaid and disability assistance, will be denied during an immigrant’s first five years in the U.S.

移民美国后的前5年,大部分的救助金都不能领取,包括几近全部的低收入户援助、食品券、医疗补助与伤残援助。

302.dispute n. 争议

It has been a matter of dispute but now scholars of the subject agree that Bessette and Kennedy first met in 1992, when he chatted her up one day in Central Park as she was running.

这个问题曾经众说纷纭,但现在“专家”们都同意碧瑟与小肯尼迪初识应在1992年,该年的某一天他在中央公园内向正在跑步的她搭讪。

303.emergency n. 紧急事件

【同】crisis

President Kim Young Sam was worried. The Korean economy, he gravely told a July 2 emergency ministerial meeting, “is in trouble.”

韩国总统金泳三忧心忡忡。7月2日的内阁紧急会议上,他沉重地说道:韩国的经济“正处于困境”。

304.encounter n. 邂逅,遭遇

In fact, the most unnerving encounter I’ve ever had took place in the CompuServe adultchat area.

事实上,最让我心寒的遭遇发生在“电脑服务”网络上的成人聊天区。

注:unnerve v. 使沮丧,使胆怯

305.epidemic n.(传染病等的)流行,盛行

The AIDS epidemic has been in full swing for more than a decade now.

艾滋病已大肆流行了10年以上。

注:in full swing 表示事物正如火如荼进行

306.equivalent n. 同等的东西

For the past 15 years, doctors have tried to treat the underlying disorder with the pharmaceutical equivalent of a sledgehammer, using anticancer drugs and steroids to beat down the body’s hyperactive defense forces.

15年来,医师一直用抗癌药和类固醇治疗这种潜在性疾病,这些药就像长柄大锤一样,用来打垮患者体内异常活跃的防御系统。

307.establishment n. 权势集团,领导阶层,主流

He was the favorite of the girls whose screams dominated the early Beatles concerts, but he was not a guy’s guy. No way could he satisfy the emerging establishment of rock critics, a male coterie.

在早期甲壳虫的演唱会里,他是最多小女生尖叫的对象,但男性观众并不这么欣赏他,他不可能获得正兴起的摇滚乐评人主流的青睐,因为这个领域是男人的天下。

注:coterie n. 排外的小圈子、集团,同circle

308.euphoria n. 幸福感

【同】elation

So after a period of euphoria, the bond market tumbled.

因此,经过一段繁荣期后,债券市场狂泻下来。

注:tumble v.(价格)暴跌

309.expedition n. 远征队,探险

So Mark Norell, a leader of the joint U.S. Mongolian expedition, gave him a consolation prize: digging out an unpromising specimen Norell had already found.

所以,美国与蒙古联合探险队的一位领队马克·诺瑞尔,给了他一个安慰奖:让他去挖一个诺瑞尔已经找到但是看来没什么价值的标本。

注:unpromising adj.(前景)不看好的,无望的

310.fantasy n. 幻想

【同】dream

What we could take away from the grievous events is a grasp not of the Unabomber’s psychology but of our own which is full fantasies.

从这些悲惨事件中我们可以汲取的,并不是要了解邮包炸弹制造者的心理,而是了解自己的心理,里面充满不实际的幻想。

注:grievous adj.(事故)悲惨的,严重的

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