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Communication in International Relations

Jeton DUKAGJINI

Communication in International Relations
Week 1 – 03.10.2012 Eminent (adj): Eminence (n) Pre-eminent (adj): Standing above others in quality or position. Eminent in a certain field, philosophy. Example: Eminent scientists. Above the others. Best of the best. Example: There are profound (major) differences between the two longtime rivals who have been tussling over territory and preeminence since before the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453. (Turks-Greeks) Loyalty, support to a leader, king, country or belief. Example: Students pledge allegiance every morning. To remove from power usually with force. Example: Allende’s government in Chile was overthrown by the armed forces in 1973. Overthrow – Overthrew – Overthrown Example: After the overthrow (n) of the monarchy in 1649, Britain was for a time ruled by Parliament. Period of sleeplessness in order to support or protest. Example: Supporters of the peace movement held an all-night vigil in the town square. They plan to hold a daily vigil outside the prison to protest the unfair conviction. Being important. Example: Most papers gave prominence to the same story this morning. Example: The recent fraud scandal involved and discredited a number of the country’s most prominent politicians. Play prominent role in promoting human rights. (a) prominent nose, chin, eyes… Bring something back, restore. Example: With the recent change in leadership, several members of the party have resurrected the idea of constitutional change. Something difficult to understand. Refusing to compromise. Example: A union spokesperson said the negotiations had little chance of success while the management maintained such an intransigent position. Use of position for dishonest gain. Talk, discussion. Example: The exact details of the agreement are still under negotiation. Open to negotiation. Confusion. Example: The disease has continued to perplex the doctors. The party’s supporters are clearly perplexed by its sudden change in policy. The company’s attitude is rather perplexing and unreasonable.

Allegiance (n)(form):

Overthrow (v): Overthrow (n)

Vigil (n)

Prominence (n): Prominent (adj) Prominently (adv)

Resurrect (v): Resurrection (n) Abstruse (adj): Intransigence (n): Intransigent (adj)

Corruption (n): Negotiation (n): Negotiate (v) Negotiable (adj): Negotiator (n) Perplexed (adj): Perplex (v) Perplexing (adj) Perplexity (n) Endorse (v): Endorsement (n) Antiquated (adj):

To formally announce that you agree with or support something. Example: Famous people endorse different products. Extremely old. Example: Antiquated ideas, beliefs, technology, laws.
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Notes for Communication in International Relations – Ms. Meltem Julie Akkaş Sonat

Communication in International Relations Jeton DUKAGJINI Assumption (n): Assume (v) Concession (n): To accept that something is true. Week 2 – 10. Example: Assumption of innocence until proven guilty. Example: The time is approaching when human workers may be replaced by automatons. Replete (adj): Repletion (n) Abound (v): Abundance (n) Abundant (adj) Prognosticate (v): Prognostication (n) Automaton (n): To predict or foretell a future event. An official agreement. Dead end. especially between countries.2012 Credibility (n): Credible (adj) Reconciliation (n): Reconcile (v) When someone can be believed and trusted. speech. Example: The recent events have damaged his credibility as a leader. Sometimes both sides need to make concessions to reach a consensus. To exist in great numbers. a rule. A credible story. excuse. Meltem Julie Akkaş Sonat . drenched. Soaked. The project is in accordance (n) with: a law. Example: Modern warfare often results in the indiscriminate killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike. Only one way is left and there is one winner. I find that I have a voracious appetite. beliefs or situations agree. a mechanical “person”. there is no winner. Example: The mayor refused to prognosticate as to his margin of victory in the election A robot. Example: The PM has made it clear that no concessions will be made to the strikers. Stalemate (n): Checkmate (n): Accord (n): Accordance (n) Perpetrate (v)(form): Perpetrator (n) Perpetration (n) Voracious (adj): Voraciously (adv) Indiscriminate (adj): Indiscrimination (n) Steeped (n): Desiring or consuming great quantities. Example: The western plains used to abound with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers. On the assumption that… Granting. Choosing at random without careful selection. Example: My cousin is so steeped in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm. Example: The football game was replete with excitement and great plays. Example: An accord signed by the two countries officially ended the war in … A peace accord. a belief. Example: Human Rights activists have accused the government of a systematic perpetration (n) of violence against minority groups. policy. the government. Completely filled or supplies with. saturated.10. Page 2 Notes for Communication in International Relations – Ms. accept. nothing can be achieved. The process of making two opposite ideas. Example: After skiing. To do something very bad. Example: It took hours of negotiations and many concessions to bring about/reach reconciliation between both groups.

Example: Man may be freed from backbreaking labor by the products of scientific technology. Meltem Julie Akkaş Sonat Page 3 . Example: A clever salesman will always ask a matron if her mother is at home.10. Week 3 – 17. etc. applied science.Communication in International Relations Jeton DUKAGJINI Matron (n): An older married woman.2012 Technology (n): Notes for Communication in International Relations – Ms. Branch of knowledge dealing with engineering.