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Tuesday 11 September 2012

Rapprochement / Rapport

- Establishment of or state of having cordial relations

- Relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic

Origin :
Comes from the French word rapprocher ("to bring together"), is a re-establishment of cordial relations, as between two countries.

Example / Usage :
Below is taken from Washington Post Article: India’s ‘silent’ prime minister becomes a tragic figure

The architect of India’s economic reforms, Singh was a major force behind his country’s rapprochement with the United States and is a respected figure on the world stage.
President Obama’s aides used to boast of his tremendous rapport and friendship with Singh.
But the image of the scrupulously Honorable, humble and intellectual technocrat has slowly given way to a completely different one: a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government.

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