Let's Bury the Hatchet!

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - Let's Bury the Hatchet!

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
concessionnoun

something that is done, allowed, or allowed to have in order to put an end to a disagreement; the act of giving or allowing this

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acquiescencenoun

willingness to accept something or do what others want without question

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treatynoun

an official agreement between two or more governments or states

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consensusnoun

an agreement reached by all members of a group

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inducementnoun

something given to someone in order to persuade or encourage them to do something particular

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concordnoun

agreement and peace between people or a group of countries

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abrogationnoun

the act of officially abolishing or ending a law, agreement, etc.

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capitulationnoun

the act of not resisting something anymore and agreeing to it

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breachnoun

an act that violates an agreement, law, etc.

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collusionnoun

secret agreement particularly made to deceive people

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conventionnoun

a formal agreement between countries

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arbitrationnoun

the process in which a person is officially appointed to act as a judge and settle an argument

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intercessionnoun

the action of talking to someone so that they help settle an argument or show kindness to someone else

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intermediarynoun

an organization or someone who helps others to reach an agreement

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complaisancenoun

willingness to do what makes others pleased and accept their opinions

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bargaining chipnoun

anything that gives an advantage to a person or group when trying to reach an agreement

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concordatnoun

a formal agreement, particularly one between a certain country and the Roman Catholic Church

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exhortationnoun

a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action

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interventionnoun

involvement in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse

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ratificationnoun

the act of validating an agreement by signing it or voting for it

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to yieldverb

to stop fighting something or someone

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to undertakeverb

to take responsibility for something and start to do it

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to swayverb

to encourage someone to do or believe something

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to retractverb

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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to ruptureverb

to cause an agreement or relation to be breached

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settlementnoun

an official agreement that puts an end to a dispute

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to reconcileverb

to become or make a person become friendly again with another after ending a disagreement or dispute

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to renegeverb

to act against an agreement, promise, etc.

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to nullifyverb

to legally invalidate an agreement, decision, etc.

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coaxingadjective

persuasive in a gentle manner

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concordantadjective

following an agreement

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to prevail onverb

to persuade and convince a person to do something

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to realignverb

to change one's opinions, beliefs, etc. to be like those of another person or group

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submissivelyadverb

in a manner that displays obedience

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uncontentiousadjective

unlikely to cause an argument

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to concedeverb

to reluctantly admit that something is true after denying it first

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to compromiseverb

to come to an agreement after a dispute by reducing demands

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to covenantverb

to legally agree or to promise to do or give something to someone, particularly to make regular payments to a person or organization

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countenancenoun

formal and explicit approval

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to defer toverb

to accept someone's decision or opinion based on mere respect for that person

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