13 terms

02. UN Reading - The UN and the International Community

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predecessor
someone who had a job or a position before someone else, or something that comes before another thing in time or in a series
diplomacy
the job or activity of managing the relationships between countries
conscientious
putting a lot of effort into your work
covenant
a formal agreement or promise between two or more people
collective security
an agreement among a group of nations to act on behalf of each other
to bristle at
to react angrily
to obligate (American English)
to make someone have to do something, because it is the law, their duty, or the right thing to do
to hamper
to prevent someone doing something easily
skeptical
doubting that something is true or useful
to defy
to refuse to obey someone or something
to compel
to force someone to do something
incentive
something that encourages a person to do something
sentiments
a thought, opinion, or idea based on a feeling about a situation, or a way of thinking about something