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Al Gore Concession Speech

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deliberate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
need to deliberate
I've tried to make it my guide throughout this contest as it has guided America's deliberations of all the complex issues of the past five weeks.†
deliberations = discussions

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of deliberate means:
to think about or discuss — especially with great care
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democracy
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Yet it came, and now it has ended, resolved, as it must be resolved, through the honored institutions of our democracy.†
democracy = a system of government in which citizens have power with equal votes
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dispose
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1  —1 use as in:
disposed the troops along...
I personally will be at his disposal, and I call on all Americans — I particularly urge all who stood with us to unite behind our next president.†
disposal = command

(editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
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dispute
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1  —1 use as in:
their border dispute
Other disputes have dragged on for weeks before reaching resolution.
disputes = disagreements
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispute means:
disagreement, argument, or conflict
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impasse
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But in one of God's unforeseen paths, this belatedly broken impasse can point us all to a new common ground, for its very closeness can serve to remind us that we are one people with a shared history and a shared destiny.†
impasse = a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
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rancor
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Well, in that same spirit, I say to President-elect Bush that what remains of partisan rancor must now be put aside, and may God bless his stewardship of this country.†
rancor = deep and bitter anger or hatred
DefinitionGenerally rancor means:
deep and bitter anger or hatred — especially when long-standing
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ratify
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I accept the finality of this outcome which will be ratified next Monday in the Electoral College.†
ratified = approved
DefinitionGenerally ratify means:
to approve — typically the formal approval of an agreement by an organization
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vanquish
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And each time, both the victor and the vanquished have accepted the result peacefully and in the spirit of reconciliation.†
vanquished = completely defeated
DefinitionGenerally vanquish means:
to defeat completely
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yield
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1  —1 use as in:
yield to pressure
Almost a century and a half ago, Senator Stephen Douglas told Abraham Lincoln, who had just defeated him for the presidency, "Partisan feeling must yield to patriotism.†
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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