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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-9-27 20:32 编辑

Sept. 25, 2009 SE Economics REPORT


neutrality: n. 中立,中性


abortionn. 流产,堕胎,失败,夭折


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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-9-27 20:33 编辑

Sept. 26, 2009 SE IN THE NEWS REPORT


stimulus: n. 促进因素,刺激物


spending programs: 消费计划


stand by: v. 袖手旁观


halt: vt. 终止、暂停


nuclear enrichment铀浓缩


I.A.E.A – International Atomic Energy Agency 国际原子能组织

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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-9-28 20:43 编辑

Sept. 27, 2009 SE Words and Their Stories


look like the cat that ate the canary: someone looks very proud or satisfied with himself 洋洋得意的样子

play cat and mouse with someoneto
change between different kinds of behavior when dealing with another person 捉弄、戏弄、蒙骗某人

cat's meow
and cat's pajamas: todescribe something that is the best or finest 最好的东西

copycat: someone who acts just like someone else or copies another person's work 无主见的家伙

fat cat: a person with a lot of money 有钱有势的人

cat napsleep for a short time during the day 白天小睡,打盹,打瞌睡

let the cat out of the baglet a secret be known 使秘密泄露

cat has got one's tongue: not able to speak or answer a question 舌头打结不知说什么好

When the cat's away, the mice will play:people sometimes misbehave when there is no supervision 山中无老虎,猴子称大王

curiosity kills the cat
being too concerned about things that are not your business might cause problems 闲事莫管,好奇惹祸

there is not enough room to swing a cat: to describe a very small room 形容房间很小连转身的余地都没有

like herding catsCats are not like sheep or cows that can be moved in a group. This phrase is to describe a difficult or impossible job. 形容一件非常困难不可能完成的工作

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Sept. 28, 2009 SE Development Report


UNICEF: 联合国儿童基金会的缩写(United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)

vaccination n.[医] 接种疫苗,种痘

malaria: n. 疟疾

pneumonia: n. 肺炎

diarrhea: n. 痢疾,腹泻

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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-10-1 15:27 编辑

Sept. 30, 2009 SE Health Report


AIDS: 全称为 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - 获得性免疫缺陷综合征,音译为艾滋病。

HIV: 全称为 Human Immunodeficiency Virus -
人类免疫缺陷病毒。HIVADIS是不同的,前者是原因,是致病的病毒;后者是结果,是疾病。但二者息息相关,所以总在一起出现。

placebo: n.
安慰剂,是医学和药学试验中常用的手段,就是一种和真药外形、气味、颜色等物理属性完全一样,但缺少药物的药片、胶囊或者其他剂型,以便排除病人心理作用对实验结果的影响。

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NIH, (美国)全国卫生研究所。是世界上从事生命科学研究最重要的研究机构之一,归属美国卫生部,在美国联邦政府研发经费中的份额仅次于国防部,2007 年度研发预算高达 273 亿美元。


感谢魔方同学提供以上资料。
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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-10-4 20:22 编辑

Oct. 4, 2009 SE Words and Their Stories

make money hand over fist: 赚大钱,发大财


windfalln. 横财

born with a silver spoon in his mouth含着银汤匙出生;出身富贵


hard up for: 手头拮据,急需、奇缺


chickenfeed: n. 微不足道的数目,微薄的薪水


handout: n. 施舍物,救济品


deadbeat: n. 游手好闲者,赖债不还者


cheapskate: n. 守财奴,吝啬鬼


flat broke: 完全破产,身无分文


strike it rich: 走运,发财


hit the jackpot: 中大奖,中头彩

splurge: vi. vt. 卖弄,炫耀,挥霍


have money to burn: 钱多得没处花,腰缠万贯


burn a hole in one's pocket: 挥金如土


foot the bill: 付账


pick up the tab for: 承担。。。的费用,付账


down-and-out: 穷困潦倒之人


being strapped for cash: 缺钱


bottom dollar: 最后的一点钱,所剩无几


nest egg: 为养老、应变积攒的存款


live on a shoestring: 生活拮据


penny wise and pound foolish小事精明,大事糊涂

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Oct. 5, 2009 SE DEVELOPMENT REPORT


bales of straw: n. 成捆的稻草、麦秸

hemp:n. 大麻,纤维

carbon dioxide: n. [化]二氧化碳

insulation: n. 绝缘,绝缘体

eco-friendly:adj. 对生态环境友好的,不妨害生态环境的

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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-10-7 09:21 编辑

Oct. 6, 2009 SE Agriculture Report


pruning: n. 修剪


apical bud: n. 顶芽


auxin: n. 植物激素


lateral buds: n. 侧芽


pinch: vt. 修剪


forefinger: n.食指


spirea: n. (= spiraea) [] 一种蔷薇科绣线菊属灌木,有白色或粉色的小花簇,包括笑靥花及白花绣线菊和宽叶绣线菊

azalea: n. [] :一种杜鹃花属灌木,有多种颜色且花色艳丽


crape myrtle: n. [] 一种原产于中国的一年生落叶灌木(紫薇属 紫薇),因其开有华丽多彩的花簇和皱缩状的花瓣而被广泛种植于温暖地区


disinfect: vt. 消毒


bleach: n. 漂白剂


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Oct. 7, 2009 SE Health Report


physiology: n.生理学

telomere: n. [生] 端粒(在染色体端位上的着丝点)

telomerase: n. 身体里组成端粒的一种酶物质,科学家命名它为 telomerase

chromosome:  n. [生物] 染色体

enzyme: n. [生化] 酶

encode: vt. 编码,所有的基因都由 DNA 排序

DNA: 全称 deoxyribonucleic acid 脱氧核糖核酸

nucleus: n. nuclear 的复数,核子


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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-10-13 19:45 编辑

Oct. 11, 2009 Words and Their Stories


ante up: [美俚] 不得已而付账, 付钱


cold (hard) cash: [] 现金, 硬币


clean up: v. 赚钱, 获利


break the bank: v. 耗尽资源


break even: v. 打成平手, 得失相当


lose one's shirt: v. 丧失全部财产,输得精光


take a beating: v. 挨打, 受打击


to cook: [俚语] 伪造、篡改; cook the books: 伪造或窜改财务报表, 造假帐


easy money: 低息贷款;来得容易的非正当收入


buck: 美元; fast buck: 投机所赚的钱,轻易得来的钱


sticky fingers: 偷东西的习惯


back on one's feet: 重新站立起来,经受打击后重新振作起来。

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Oct. 14, 2009 SE Health Report


leper colony:n. 麻风病隔离区

leprosy: n. [医] 麻风:一种慢性的、有传染性的肉芽肿疾病,常发生于热带和亚热带地区,由麻风分支杆菌引起,其特征为皮肤、骨骼及内脏的溃疡,导致感觉丧失、瘫痪、坏疽及肢体变形

Molokai: n. 莫洛凯岛[美国], 在太平洋中北部, 属夏威夷群岛, 是麻风病人的隔离地

stigma: n. 耻辱:恶名声、不名誉或谴责的标志:
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Oct. 15, 2009 SE Education Report


biotechnology: n.生物工艺学


bioscience: n. 生物科学

organism: n. 生物体,有机体
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Oct. 16, 2009 SE Economics Report


governance: n. 统治,管理,统辖 (好多小朋友都写成 government

govern: v. 统治,支配,管理

document: v.证明,用文件证明



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本帖最后由 jinhua49 于 2009-10-19 16:28 编辑

Oct. 18, 2009 Words and Their Stories



loaded: adj. [俚语] 富有的


make ends meet: [短语] 收支相抵,收支平衡


from hand to mouth: [短语] 勉强能糊口


bring home the bacon:  [短语] 获得成功,能够维持家庭生计


get caught short:  [短语] 手头紧,没钱买必需品


lay out: 花费


tighten one's belt: [短语] 勒紧裤腰带


get back on one's feet: [短语] 从...困境中缓过气来


gravy train: n. 轻易发大财的工作


rake in the cash: [短语] 用耙子搂钱,形容赚钱太容易


live high: 过奢侈的生活


pay an arm and a leg for something: [短语] 为得到某物不计成本


pay through the nose: v. 被勒索



make a killing: 突然赚得一大笔钱


shell out: v. 交付, 支付


chip in: (大家一起)凑钱


night out: 节日的夜晚


Dutch treat: 各人付个人的帐,AA


a dinner on the house: [美俚] 主人免费招待的晚宴


grease someone's palm: [美俚] 贿赂,小费


buy off: v. 收买


set back: [非正式用语] 花费


two cents worth: [谦词] 个人的观点看法


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Oct. 19, 2009 SE Development Report



premature (or preterm): adj. 未成熟的,早熟的


prematurity: n. 早熟,不足月


cerebral palsy: 脑瘫
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