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Flashcards in History vocab Deck (21):
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Fraternity

brotherhood; a group of people sharing the same interests

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Bolster

support or strengthen

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Entente

a friendly understanding or informal alliance among/between states

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brinkmanship

the art of going to the limit of safety before backing down, especially in politics

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strife

angry or bitter disagreement over basic issues; conflict

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precipitate

to cause something to happen suddenly

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antagonisms

active hostility or opposition

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contend

struggle to overpower

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impotent

helpless or powerless

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ultimatum

the final state of terms, the rejection of which will result in the breaking of relations

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negligible

insignificant

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Therein

in that place, document or respect

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chaff

corn husks/seeds separated from the rest of the vegetable when threshing

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perversion

the changing of something into a distorted or corrupted version of what was intended

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heroism

great bravery

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perverted

characterized by sexually abnormal or unacceptable practices; having been corrupted or distorted from its original meaning, course or state

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wield

hold and use

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reactionary

opposing social liberalism or reforms

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Becoming

flattering in a person's appearance

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Stagnation

the state of not flowing or moving

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Dallied

act or move slowly