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Chamberlain's Nazi Invasion of Poland Speech

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accord
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1  —2 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Briefly, they represent the final steps in accordance with pre-arranged plans.†
accordance = keeping with; or agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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allude
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There is one other allusion which I should like to make before I end my speech, and that is to record my satisfaction of His Majesty's Government, that throughout these last days of crisis Signor Mussolini also has been doing his best to reach a solution.†
allusion = an indirect reference

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
DefinitionGenerally allude means:
to make an indirect reference
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conscience
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We shall enter it with a clear conscience, with the support of the Dominions and the British Empire, and the moral approval of the greater part of the world.†
conscience = feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
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dominion
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We shall enter it with a clear conscience, with the support of the Dominions and the British Empire, and the moral approval of the greater part of the world.†
dominions = dominance or power over others; or a region so dominated
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earnest
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It now only remains for us to set our teeth and to enter upon this struggle, which we ourselves earnestly endeavored to avoid, with determination to see it through to the end.†
earnestly = sincerely or seriously
DefinitionGenerally earnest means:
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
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endeavor
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It now only remains for us to set our teeth and to enter upon this struggle, which we ourselves earnestly endeavored to avoid, with determination to see it through to the end.†
endeavored = tried or attempted
DefinitionGenerally endeavor means:
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
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equitable
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No man can say that the Government could have done more to try to keep open the way for an honorable and equitable settlement of the dispute between Germany and Poland.†
equitable = with justice or fairness to all
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essential
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It is not intended at the outset that any considerable number of men other than those already liable shall be called up, and steps will be taken to ensure that the manpower essentially required by industry shall not be taken away.†
essentially = basically (in all important respects; or relating to the basic nature of something)
DefinitionGenerally essential means:
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
If out of the struggle we again re-establish in the world the rules of good faith and the renunciation of force, why, then even the sacrifices that will be entailed upon us will find their fullest justification.†
re-establish = restore

(Editor's note:  The prefix "re-" in re-establish means again. This is the same pattern you see in words like reconsider, rearrange, and regenerate.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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however
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
However, complications may...
There are, however, certain categories of service in which men are immediately required, both for Military and Civil Defense.†
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
though (or another expression that connects contrasting ideas)

(Based on idea 1 we might not expect idea 2, but this is a way of saying that even though idea 1 exists, we still have idea 2.  Synonyms include in spite of that, , nevertheless, nonetheless, on the other hand, in contrastand but.)
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implement
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
implement the action
In these circumstances it appears to the Governments of the United Kingdom and France that by their action the German Government have created conditions, namely, an aggressive act of force against Poland threatening the independence of Poland, which call for the implementation by the Government of the United Kingdom and France of the undertaking to Poland to come to her assistance.†
implementation = to put a plan or tool into effect

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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indicate
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Information which has reached His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the French Government indicates that attacks upon Polish towns are proceeding.†
indicates = shows
DefinitionGenerally indicate means:
to show (point out, demonstrate, express, or suggest)
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inevitable
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These last can be put into force rapidly, and are of such a nature that they can be deferred until war seems inevitable.†
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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legislation
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We, therefore, propose immediately to introduce legislation directed to that end.†
legislation = one or more proposed or actual laws
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obligation
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I am accordingly to inform your Excellency that unless the German Government are prepared to give His Majesty's Government satisfactory assurances that the German Government have suspended all aggressive action against Poland and are prepared promptly to withdraw their forces from Polish territory, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom will without hesitation fulfill their obligations to Poland."†
obligations = a duty
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persistent
1 use
As long as that Government exists and pursues the methods it has so persistently followed during the last two years, there will be no peace in Europe.†
persistently = in a continuing manner — especially despite difficulties or opposition
DefinitionGenerally persistent means:
continuing — especially despite difficulties or opposition
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relevant
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Now that all the relevant documents are being made public we shall stand at the bar of history knowing that the responsibility for this terrible catastrophe lies on the shoulders of one man, the German Chancellor, who has not hesitated to plunge the world into misery in order to serve his own senseless ambitions....†
relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
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renounce
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If out of the struggle we again re-establish in the world the rules of good faith and the renunciation of force, why, then even the sacrifices that will be entailed upon us will find their fullest justification.†
renunciation = an act of formally rejecting, giving up, or turning away from

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
DefinitionGenerally renounce means:
to formally reject, give up, or turn away from

(as in to give up the power of a monarch, to change belief, behavior, support, or association)
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technique
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We shall merely pass from one crisis to another, and see one country after another attacked by methods which have now become familiar to us in their sickening technique.†
technique = way of doing something
DefinitionGenerally technique means:
a way of doing something
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therefore
1 use
We, therefore, propose immediately to introduce legislation directed to that end.†
therefore = for that reason
DefinitionGenerally therefore means:
for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
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