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Glossary of Chinese words from Newspaper Week 7

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to hide, conceal
爆炸
explosion, blast
to explode, blow up, go off
举足轻重
to be of crucial importance
网络
(computer) network
潜藏
to hide, lurk
祸害
calamity, misfortune, woes
to bring disaster to, to wreck, ruin
清谈室
chatroom
to make sth through fermentation
酿出
to lead to, result in
不法之徒
lawless persons
神通广大
to be infinitely resourceful
警觉
vigilance, alertness
if
公众
the public, the community
to sentence, judge
传染
to infect
炭疽
anthrax
bacterium
死刑
death penalty, capital punishment
人心
public feeling
惶惶
anxious, apprehensive, alarmed
人心惶惶
widespread anxiety
恶作剧
prank
to play a practical joke (on)
警方
the police, the authorities
刑事拘留
to be detained by the police
处罚
to punish
penalty, punishment
艾滋病
AIDS
知名
eminent
游说
to lobby, go canvassing
紧急
urgent
揭发
to expose, unmask, bring to light
实情
the truth, real situation
骚扰
to harass
妇科
gynaecology
视察
to inspect
inspection visit
起因
cause, origin
倡导
to promote, propose, pioneer
to donate
感染
to catch, be infected with
消毒
to sterilise, disinfect
传播
to spread, propagate
畅所欲言
to speak without reservation, to speak one’s mind
专卖
monopoly
牟取
to try to gain, to seek
暴利
huge and sudden profits, extortionate profits
当务之急
burning/pressing issue
敦促
to urge, press (polite)
患者
sufferer, patient
受害
to fall victim to
殴打
to beat up
a beating
威胁
to threaten, menace
拘禁
to arrest, take into custody
驱逐
to drive out, expel, banish
顾虑
misgivings, scruples
前往
to go to, to leave for
颁奖
to award prizes
嘉奖
to commend, praise

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