读报 01

0722卫报
Sean Spicer resigns as Trump press secretary after six months

testy exchanges 不耐烦的交谈
tumultuous tenure 动荡的任期
step down 辞职
personnel shakeup 人事调整
in the interim 在此期间
*it's a great honor and privilege to...
hedge fund 对冲基金
*lavish accolades on 不吝赞词
kick off 使……开始
have a blessing of 祝福
West Wing 白宫西厢
*prop up 支持
collude with sb 与某人串通
give testimony to 证明
press corps 记者团
liberal bias 自由主义偏向
*click-bait 标题党(诱饵)

gaffe: an embarrassing mistake made in a social situation or in public
slate 空白
infighting 内讧
lectern/podium 讲台
ridiculed 受人讥讽的
*mock 嘲弄
*irk 惹恼
devout 虔诚的
dodge 避开
credence 证据
raucous 无礼的
*plague 使苦恼
recusal: (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest
counsel 指接受指派 专门为个人公司和政府公务部门提供法律服务的人 称为法律顾问
attorney 广泛用于美国 指授权为当事人代理案件的律师 常与attorney-at-low互用
gracious 和蔼的

0723卫报
'A misuse of scarce funds': NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies

homeopathic remedies 顺势治疗药(?缓解类)
- homeopathy: a system of medicine in which a disease is treated by giving extremely small amounts of a substance that causes the disease
Hepatitis B 乙肝(A就甲肝)
fatty acid 脂肪酸
herbal medicines 草药
implausible assumptions 不切实际的假想
sound science 可靠科学
in the bucks (美俚)手头有钱
eye drops 滴眼液
*tantamount to 无异于……

NHS a.k.a National Health Service

prescribe 给……开处方
placebo 安慰剂(指无药剂 仅产生心理作用的药剂)
- sing (a) placebo 趋炎附势
*scarce 不足的
ointment 软膏
emeritus 名誉退休的
severe 严峻的
therapy-->therapeutic 疗法-->治疗的
laxative 轻泻药
vaccine 疫苗
rabies 狂犬病
sanction 批准

0724 BBC新闻
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

wind farm 风力发电站
*cash in on 从……获利
at scale 大规模地
jaw-dropping 吓掉下巴
game-changer 力挽狂澜的人
fishing floats 鱼漂
double-decker bus 双层巴士
*create a new frontier for 开拓……的前景

turbine 涡轮机
*offshore 离岸的=海上的
blade 桨叶
*dampen 抑制
nacelle 气球吊篮;飞机的驾驶员室

The Tower, including the blades, stretches to 175 meters, *dwarfing* Big Ben. 比……还高

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