VCR Lesson 1 Presentation

Brooke Drury

Fill in the Blank With the Most Appropriate Word from Lesson 7

Sir Walter Scott concludes his novel The Tailsman with the ( ) of two natural enemies when the Christian Crusader Richard Lionheart acknowledges that the code he follows is less honorable than that of the Muslim Saracen Saladin.
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The Word

Rapprochement (n.)


1.Reconciliation; restoration of cordial relations, especially between two countries

Roots

approcher (F.) "to approach"

or

appropiare (L.) "to adapt"


The word Rapprochement has its roots from Old French and Late Latin.

Synonyms

  • agreement
  • reconciliation
  • cooperation

Antonyms

  • disagreement
  • conflict
  • disarray

Example Sentences

  • The United States, under President Nixon, reached rapprochement with the People's Republic of China in 1972.
  • After the Revolutionary War, the countries of America and England soon came to rapprochement during a period known as The Great Rapprochement.
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Choose the Letter of the best Synonym for the Word in Bold-Faced Type.

rapprochement at the peace talks

a) acquiescence

b) discussion

c) hostility

d) reconciliation

e) neighborliness

The correct answer is D. Although E, neighborliness may seem like its a good answer, rapprochement is more about coming to an agreement than being friendly to one another.