Newspaper english vocab 1

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Newspaper english vocab 1

  1. 1. Newspaper EnglishCurrent Topics, Spring 2013Part 1
  2. 2. historic ~
  3. 3. historic• something that is important in historyor is expected to be important overtime.
  4. 4. historic ~• election• landmark• levels• decision
  5. 5. historicCrime in Chicago is at historic levelsthis year.
  6. 6. polls
  7. 7. polls• electionanother common meaning is “opinionpoll”.
  8. 8. pollsVoters head to the polls tomorrow toelect new leaders.
  9. 9. coalition
  10. 10. coalition• alliance for a temporary purpose
  11. 11. coalitionThe party didn’t win an outrightmajority, so they formed a coalitionwith two other parties to form agovernment.
  12. 12. ~ crippled
  13. 13. ~ crippled• weakened or unable to do somethingoriginally used to talk about disabledpeople or animals
  14. 14. ~ crippled• economically• financially• militarily
  15. 15. ~crippledThe economically-crippled countryasked for foreign aid.
  16. 16. coup
  17. 17. coup• sudden takeover of powershort for coup d’etat, a Frenchword.
  18. 18. coupDuring the economic crisis, thepresident was removed in a coup byher military generals.
  19. 19. tap
  20. 20. to tap• to select for membership orleadership• to make use of as a resource
  21. 21. to tapOur department head was tapped tobecome the president of the company.
  22. 22. splash
  23. 23. splash• a extravagant displayoften used with make and big
  24. 24. splashThe club made a big splash withtheir parade.
  25. 25. to observe
  26. 26. to observe• to keep or celebrate (e.g., a religion, aholiday, a ceremony, etc…
  27. 27. observeMost Christians around the worldobserve Christmas and Easter eventhough they may have differenttraditions.
  28. 28. domestic
  29. 29. domestic• refers to the affairs inside a countryrelated to the other meaning which isinside a house (i.e., domesticviolence)
  30. 30. domesticThe government’s spending ondomestic programs decreased whilespending on foreign affairs increased.
  31. 31. to threaten
  32. 32. to threaten• to show possible harmused by inanimate (non-living, such asa storm) objects
  33. 33. to threatenThe hurricane threatened to hit thesmall island off Okinawa.
  34. 34. Nth straight
  35. 35. Nth straight• consecutive incidents (no break)synonyms = consecutive, in a row
  36. 36. Nth straightThe golfer won his 7th straighttournament, a new record.

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