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Glossary of Lesson 03: Government and Its Leaders

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charisma
magnetic personality; charm
denounce
to condemn; to blame
diplomacy
the conduct of internation relations
eradicate
to eliminate; to get rid of
hierarchy
a ranked order of persons in authority
impeach
to charge or incriminate
imperial
relating to an emperor or empire
inaugurate
to officially induct into office
insurrection
revolt; rebellion
intervene
to interrupt on order to modify
jurisdiction
lawful right; extent of authority
negotiation
discussion aimed at reaching a settlement
potentate
a powerful leader, ruler
precinct
a decision of a city, town, or country for police control or election purposes
ratify
to confirm or validate
rescind
to revoke; to reverse
sovereign
a supreme ruler, a monarch
stance
attitude; position on an issue
preamble
an opening remark or statement
provisional
serving temporarily

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