||vocabulary in context
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||Since taking office in 2001, President Bush has refused to make the link with global warming, but the plight of the polar bear may force that position to change.
---We are all moved by the plight of these poor homeless children.
|take/ hold office： 就任、執政
||All ten of the countries in the spotlight today were told that their national allocation plans would need to be revised in some way, in order to meet the EU's proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
The government has allocated over $100 million to the job creation programme. (政府已撥出一億多美元用於一項創造就業機會的計畫)
|The question many in the church are asking is whether the demand the Vatican makes on its priests, to be chaste and celibate, is forcing young men to ignore the calling.
---The Catholic Church requires no one to take a vow of celibacy; those who do, do so voluntarily.
||She was told that she had minuscule amounts of radioactivity which is totally not considered a health hazard.
---There are many serious health hazards associated with smoking,
--- hazard a guess 冒險地做推測
||[The lawyers] for Trepashkin, a former KGB agent serving four years in jail for divulging state secrets, have said he has information relevant to the Litvinenko investigation that he wants to pass on to the detectives.
---The doctor divulged that the President had been ill for some time before he died.
||Su said on Wednesday that the special allowance fund controversies were the result of a "historical glitch" and that no individual was at fault.
---Up to 400000 employees were not paid yesterday after a glitch in the banking system's automatic payment system.
特別費/ 特支費：special allowance fund/ discretionary fund
||Less than 24 hours after returning to Taipei from New York, the president's son Chen Chih-chung yesterday made public his passport, aimed at debunking accusations leveled against him by an opposition lawmaker.
---Journalists may report on rumors in order to debunk them, but even the most skeptical reporters cannot avoid spreading false stories to credulous people.
||Before the manned missions, NASA plans a series of robotic missions. The first of these, using the lunar reconnaissance orbiter, is scheduled for 2008.
---The planes will be used for reconnaissance in southern Afghanistan, where the Taliban insurgency threatens international peacekeepers and Afghan citizens alike.
|The judge said he froze Pinochet's assets as a guarantee that victims would receive indemnity payments if Pinochet were ever convicted.
---When a country has been defeated in war, it sometimes has to pay an indemnity to the winners.
The insurance also indemnifies the house against flooding.
||Huang's lawyers applied to the Kaohsiung District Court at 11pm on Saturday for a total of 839 ballot boxes to be impounded.
---Wrentham police impounded a car yesterday believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run crash that killed Jeffrey Cardin, 48, earlier this week.
file a lawsuit asking for the results of the election to be invalidated：提出當選無效訴訟
||The DPU consists of 28 democratic countries from the Asia-Pacific region and is Lu's brainchild.
---To set up a foundation in our college to help poor students was the brainchild of our sociology professor.
||The report said Blair's support for the US-led invasion of Iraq was a "terrible mistake" leading to a "debacle" that will have repercussions on policy for years.
---Military experts say they see no exit from the Iraq debacle -- and that the war is helping al-Qaida.
||Al Jazeera English|
||Once the interim statute is promulgated, the door opens for all the parties working jointly to see that the interests of the people are fulfilled.
--- A law is not obligatory unless it be promulgated. (法律不經公佈就沒有效力。)
--- That political party will promulgate their views by putting many information pieces in the newspapers.
||California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was recuperating in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Sunday, a day after he broke his leg while skiing there.
---Some of the first medical doctors concentrated on helping people recuperate from illnesses.
||A close ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Sunday that the ailing media mogul has decided to have surgery in the US...
--- Donald Trump's wife Melania Knauss was pregnant with the real estate mogul’s fifth child, Trump’s spokeswoman said Tuesday.
|media mogul / proprietor/tycoon ：操控媒體的大人物
||A ballot initiative in Arizona proposes to award US$1 million by lottery to one lucky voter to entice more people to exercise their civic right.
---Tseng's money might have enticed Huang to kidnap him. (entice sb to do sth /into doing sth)
| Hau urged all candidates to refrain from engaging in smear tactics.
--- Different circumstances call for different tactics.
--a delaying tactic
-- tactical voting 戰略投票
||The assaults have crescendoed since Chirac suffered what has been called a mild cerebral attack a year ago, focusing on his age, his leadership and his legacy..
--- Enron's death knell has quickly crescendoed to exuberant cries for reform. (安隆公司的喪鐘很快地增強為改革的呼聲)