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VOA慢速英语1500基础单词例句d

 

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dam
[a wall built acrossriverhold back flowing water]
The dam burst afterweekrain.

damage
[()cause injury or destruction; (2) harm; (3) hurt or injury, usuallythings]
The boy damagedtoys by throwing them againstwall. ()
The storm causedlotdamagecrops. (2)
Hittingtree did serious damagemy car. (3)

dance
[()movebodyfeetmusic; (2)seriessteps, usuallymusic]
Will you dance with me? ()
Do you know howdochicken dance? (2)

danger
[a strong chancesuffering injury, damage or loss]
Some people enjoydangerrock climbing or sky diving.

dark
[having little or no light]
The room was dark.

date
[a day, monthyear]
Today's dateSeptember 0, 2000.

daughter
[a person's female child]
Tommygoingthe movies with Helen's daughter.

day
[() twenty-four hours; (2)hourssunlight]
I planbe away from hometen days. ()
Alan works at nightsleeps duringday. (2)

dead
[not living]
The numberdeadinjuredthe riotingnot yet known.

deaf
[not ablehear]
The deaf man could not hear what you said.

deal
[()havedo with; (2)buy or sell]
The talks will deal withproblempollution. ()
Her company dealsplastic. (2)

debate
[()argueor against something; (2)public discussion or argument]
The two candidates debatedone andhalf hoursnationwide television. ()
Which candidate do you think wondebate? (2)

debt
[() something thatowed; (2)the conditionowing]
The bank will wantlistall your debts beforeconsiders your loan request. ()
I owegreat debtmy familyall they didme. (2)

decide
[()choose; (2)settle; (3)judge]
Whichthe two books did you decideread? ()
Jay andagreed that we would decide our dispute. (2)
The judge decided thataccused man was not guilty. (3)

declare
[()say; (2)makestatement]
Jane declared that she never wantedsee him again. ()
The United States declared its independence from BritainJuly 4, 776. (2)

decrease
[to make lesssize or amount]
Technology helpedfarmerdecreaseuseelectricity.

deep
[() going far down; (2)long way from topbottom]
The diver went deep intoocean. ()
The ocean was very deep whereship went down. (2)

defeat
[to causelosea battle or struggle; (2)loss; (3)conditionhaving lost]
The HouseRepresentatives defeatedPresident's requestmore moneyhealth care. ()
It wasfirst defeatthe White Househealth care spending. (2)
The defeat kills effortsexpandhealth care system. (3)

defend
[()guard or fight against attack; (2)protect]
The soldiers fought harddefendcity frominvaders. ()
How can you defend what he did? (2)

deficit
[a shortage that results when spendinggreater than earnings, or imports are greater than exports]
The Presidentthe Congress worked togetherreducebudget deficit.

define
[()givemeaning of; (2)explain]
Today,want youdefine allwordsthis list. ()
Please define hownew system will work. (2)     

degree
[a measuretemperature]
The temperature outsidetwo degrees, Celsius.

delay
[()decidedo something atlater time; (2)postpone; (3)causebe late]
Let us delay dinner until we finish this work. ()
The meeting will be delayed until ten o'clock tomorrow morning. (2)
The snowstorm delayed my arrival. (3)

delegate
[() one sentactanother; (2) one who represents another]
The President namedVice Presidentbechief delegate attrade talks. ()
The elected state assemblyVirginiacalledHouseDelegates. (2)

demand
[()ask by ordering; (2)ask with force]
His wife demanded that he paintwindows. ()
The law demands that we pay our taxestime. (2)

democracy
[the systemgovernmentwhich citizens votechoose leaders ormake other important decisions]
The United States has beenrepresentative democracymore than two hundred years.

demonstrate
[()makepublic showopinions or feelings; (2)explain by using examples]
The crowd demonstratedsupporthuman rights. ()
The teacher demonstratedidea with an experiment. (2)

denounce
[()accusebeing wrong or evil; (2)criticize severely]
The war crimes court denouncedgeneralmurderother evil acts. ()
The candidate denouncednewspaper report aboutarrest. (2)

deny
[()declare that somethingnot true; (2)refuserequest]
The mayor deniedreport that he had taken illegal payments. ()
The appeals court deniedwoman's request fornew trial. (2)

depend
[to need helpsupport]
I dependmy friendsemotional support.

deplore
[()regret strongly; (2)express sadness]
The United Nations deploredlatest violencethe Middle East. ()
The President deploreddeathsthe ship explosion. (2)

deploy
[to move forces or weapons into positionsaction]
The general deployedforces alongborder.

depression
[() severe unhappiness; (2)periodreduced businesseconomic activity during which many people lose their jobs]
The doctor gave her medicineher depression. ()
The latest economic depressionthe United States happenedlong time ago. (2)

describe
[()giveword picturesomething; (2)give detailssomething]
The young man describedhomethe desert. ()
The report described howproblem developed. (2)

desert
[a dry arealand]
Survivaldifficultthe hot, dry desert.

design
[to plan or create plans for]
An architect designed my new home.

desire
[()want very much; (2)wish for]
After travelingtwo weeks, Jim very much desiredmeal cooked at home. ()
If you could have anything you wanted, what would you desire? (2)

destroy
[()break into pieces; (2)endexistence of]
The earthquake destroyed many houses. ()
His actions destroyed any trust between them. (2)

detail
[()small partsomething; (2)small pieceinformation]
Lisa decided every detailher wedding. ()
I wanthear every detailyour story. (2)

develop
[()grow; (2)create; (3)experience progress]
Hedeveloping intofine young man. ()
The professor developednew wayteach English. (2)
The country needed many yearsdevelop an industrial economy. (3)

device
[a pieceequipment made forspecial purpose]
The microwave cookera deviceuse every day.

dictator
[a ruler with complete power]
The peopleYugoslavia forceddictator from power.

die
[()become dead; (2)stop living; (3)end]
If you touch that wire you will die. ()
The river died slowly as pollution increased. (2)
All hope died whenprison gate closed. (3)

diet
[usual daily fooddrink]
The doctor orderedspecial diethelp him lose weight.

different
[notsame]
His clothes are different from mine.

difficult
[() not easy; (2) harddo, make or carry out]
Keith wasdifficult child. ()
Buildingboata difficult job. (2)

dig
[to makeholethe ground]
Dig hereyou will find water.

dinner
[()main amountfood eaten atusual time; (2)special event that includes food ]
The family had its dinner at noon. ()
The official dinner took place atWhite House. (2)

diplomat
[a person who representsor her governmentdealing with another government]
Most foreign diplomats livethe Washington area.

direct
[()lead; (2)aim or showway;(3) straightsomething; (4) not through some other person or thing]
The mayor directs all city agencies. ()
He directed methe theater. (2)
The most direct wayAnnapolisHighway 50. (3)
The pathdirect. (4)

direction
[()way (east, west, north, south); (2) where someone or something came from or went to]
Norththe opposite direction from south. ()
The cold windcoming from that direction. (2)

dirt
[earth or soil]
Little children enjoy playingthe dirt.

disappear
[()become unseen; (2)no longer exist]
His dog disappears when ittime forbath. ()
Dinosaurs disappearedlong time ago. (2)

disarm
[()take away weapons; (2)no longer keep weapons; (3)makebomb harmless by removing its exploding device]
The policeman disarmedgunman. ()
Some smaller countries have disarmed. (2)
Explosives experts often can disarm bombs. (3)

discover
[to find or learn something]
Scientists have discovered curesmany kindscancer.

discuss
[()talk about; (2)exchange ideas]
We can discuss anything you wish. ()
The two presidents discussed tradeother economic issues. (2)

disease
[a sicknessliving things, often caused by viruses, germs or bacteria]
Modern medicines have made some diseases disappear.

dismiss
[()send away; (2)refuseconsider]
The scientist was dismissedcopying secret information about nuclear weapons. ()
The senators dismissed any ideacampaign finance reform. (2)

dispute
[()oppose strongly by argument; (2) an angry debate]
The two nations disputed whereborder between them should be. ()
The United Nations helped settleborder dispute. (2)

dissident
[a person who strongly disagrees withor her government]
The three dissidents were sentencedlong prison terms.

distance
[the amountspace between two places or objects]
The distance from my houseyour housetwo kilometers.

dive
[to jump into water head first]
He dived intoriverswamthe screaming child.

divide
[to separate into two or more parts]
She dividedfood into four equal amounts.

do
[()act; (2)make an effort]
I didjob exactly as ordered. ()
He didbest that he could do. (2)

doctor
[a person trainedmedicinetreat sick people]
He was sick so he wentseedoctor.

document
[an official piecepaper with facts writtenit, used as proof or supportsomething]
The lawyer offered many documentssupportcase.

dog
[a small animal that often lives with humans]
Our dog loveschase our cat.

dollar
[United States money, one hundred cents]
Couldborrowdollar from you?

door
[an openingentering or leavingbuilding or room]
He ran throughdoor just as she closed it.

down
[() from higherlower; (2)a low place]
The climbers walked downmountain. ()
I was doing some exercises downthe floor when she walked in. (2)

dream
[()havepicture or storythe mind during sleep; (2)picture or storythe mind during sleep; (3)happy idea aboutfuture]
He dreamed he was standinga falling building. ()
The man describeddreamthe psychiatrist. (2)
The civil rights leader haddream that someday whitesblacks could live togetherpeace. (3)

drink
[to take liquid intobody throughmouth]
I always drink water after running.

drive
[to controlmoving vehicle]
Helearningdrivecar.

drop
[()fall or let fall; (2)go lower]
She droppedbook as she walked by him. ()
The valuethe dollar dropped. (2)

drown
[to die under water]
Three hundred people drowned whenferry boat sank.

drug
[() anything used asmedicine ormaking medicine; (2)chemical substance usedease pain oraffectmind]
The new drug seemsbe an effective weapon against infections. ()
Some doctors sayillegal drug marijuana can reduce bad effectstreatment with anti-cancer chemicals. (2)

dry
[() not wet; (2) without rain]
This raincoat will keep you dry. ()
The hot, dry weathercausing severe problemsfarmers. (2)

during
[() throughwhole time; (2) while (somethinghappening)]
She said she would be too busy duringdaysee me. ()
I slept duringlong speech. (2)

dust
[piecesmatter so small that they can floatthe air]
Afterexplosion,airthe building was filled with dust.

duty
[() one's job or responsibility; (2) what one must do because itrightjust]
The soldier was oftenguard duty. ()
Itmy dutyvoteelection day. (2)

 

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