Read the following excerpts from the NewsHour report. Match the underlined vocabulary words/phrases with definitions below.
of program - Trade Impasse
"There was pandemonium in the convention center as delegates suddenly
spilled out of meetings and were engulfed by the world's press."
to engulf ____
"But with no movement on the Singapore issues, the U.S. trade representative
angrily blamed the developing world for intransigence that brought the
ZOELLICK, U.S. Trade Representative: "We tried to caution that too many were
spending too much time pontificating, not negotiating."
"The harsh rhetoric of the 'won't do' overwhelmed and concerted efforts
of the 'can do.'"
"The protest movement has been diluted in part because some non- governmental
organizations have abandoned the barricades and are working with the WTO instead."
"OXFAM, whose representatives spent the week lobbying and cajoling
delegates inside the conference center, bemoaned the talks' collapse. But
other non-governmental organizations were happy to see the meetings end in disarray
9. to bemoan ____
"So from your vantage point, Ambassador Shiner, you were down there,
"And because we couldn't get past that, we never got to unraveling
the difficulties in agriculture, which was even more contentious."
"Did the United States go to Cancun ready to cut those subsidies that were
the bane of so many agricultural countries at the meeting?"
"Richard Bernal, agricultural got the lion's share of attention, it
seems, but there were other things on the table, weren't there, like the
ability of investor countries to buy into the economies of developing countries?"
on the table (idiom) ____
"Ronald Reagan, for instance, was an adamant free trader
the biggest part of something
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