Monday, June 21, 2010

word of the day :: rapprochement

[ap-rohsh-mahn; Fr. ra-prawsh-mahn]

an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relations: a rapprochement reached between warring factions.
1800-10; < F , equiv. to rapproche r to bring near, bringtogether ( r e )- re-  + approcher; see approach) + -ment -ment

"The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world."
:: J. William Fulbright ::

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