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resolute (adj)

determined and unwavering. After their meeting, he praised Russia's resolute support for the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

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reiterate (v)

say something again or a number of times. He reiterated both countries shared willingness to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria.

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deter (v)

discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences. The Russian government justified its September 2015 military intervention to deter Washington from using force to overthrow Syrian President.

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indispensable (adj)

absolutely necessary. Russia views its Syria campaign as an integral step toward achieving its broader goal of establishing itself as an indispensable guarantor of collective security in the Middle East.

5

tout (v)

attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach.

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peripheral (adj)

relating to or situated on the edge or periphery of something.

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belligerent (adj)

hostile and aggressive.

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primacy (n)

the fact of being pre-eminent or most important. supremacy.

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obstruct (v)

prevent or hinder.

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stringent (adj)

(of regulations, requirements or conditions) strict and exacting.

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reawaken (v)

(with reference to a feeling or state) emerge or cause to emerge again