Word of the day: rapprochement.

August 2, 2007

Today’s word of the day from Answers.com:

rapprochement
(rap-rohsh-mahnn, rah-prawsh-mahnn)

A closer approach of two groups to each other. Rapprochement, a French term, is often applied to two nations, especially ones that become reconciled after relations between them have worsened. © Houghton Mifflin Company

Usage: “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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