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Change vb : 1 a: to make different in some particular 1 b: to make radically different 1 c: to give a different position, course, or direction to 2 a: to replace with another 2 b: to make a shift from one to another 2 c: to exchange for an equivalent sum or comparable item 2 d: to undergo a loss or modification of 
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977

(v):  to make or become different, or to do, use, or get one thing in place of another thing, esp. of a similar type.
(n):  A change often refers to something unusual or new that is better than what existed before, or more pleasant.
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Establish vb : 1: to make firm or stable 2: to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or agreement 4 a: to bring into existence 4 b: to bring about 5 a: to set on a firm basis 5 b: to put into a favorable position 6: to make (a church) a national organization 7: to put beyond doubt : to become naturalized
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(v):  to cause (someone or something) to be accepted generally.  
(v):  to start (something that will last for a long time), or to create or set (something) in a particular way
(adj):  generally accepted or familiar, esp. because of having a long history
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

1. To settle, make, or fix firmly; to enact permanently. 2. To make or form; to bring about or into existence. 3. To prove; to convince.  
                               
Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Edition, 1999  

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Federal adj : Of or relating to a system of associated governments with a vertical division of governments into national and regional components having different responsibilities; esp., of or relating to the national government of the United States.  
                                Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition, 1999

(adj) : 1: of or relating to a compact or treaty 2 a: formed by a compact between political units that surrender their individual sovereignty  to a central authority but retain limited residuary powers of government 2 b: of or constituting a form of government in which power is distributed between a central authority and a number of constituent territorial units 2 c: of or relating to the central government of a federation as distinguished from the governments of the constituent units
                                Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

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Foreign adj. : 1: Of or relating to another country. 2: Of or relating to another jurisdiction. 
                               
Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Edition, 1999

(n) : 1: situated outside a place or country 2: born in, belonging to, or characteristic of some place or country other that the one under consideration 3: of, relating to, or proceeding from some person or material thing other than the one under consideration 4: alien in character ; not connected or pertinent 5: related to or dealing with other nations 6: occurring in a abnormal situation in the living body and commonly introduced from without 7: not being within the jurisdiction of a political unit (as a state)
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

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Foreign Policy n : the policy of a sovereign state in its interaction with other sovereign states
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(n):  a policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.
                                Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

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Government: 1. The structure of principles and rules determining how a state or organization is regulated 2. The sovereign power in a nation or state 3. An organization through which a body of people exercise political authority; the machinery by which sovereign power is expressed
                               
Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Edition, 1999

(n) : 1: moral conduct or behavior 2: the act or process of governing 3 a: the office, authority, or function of governing 3 b: the term during which a governing official holds office 4 a: the continuous exercise of authority over and the performance of functions for a political unit 4 b: the political function of policy making as distinguished from the administration of policy decisions 5 a: the organization, machinery, or agency through which a political unit exercises authority and performs functions and which is usu. classified according to the distribution of power within it 5 b: the complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit 6: the body of persons that constitutes the governing body of a political unit or organization
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

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Limit n : 1 a: a geographical or political boundary 1 b: the place enclosed within a boundary 2 a: something that bounds, restrains, or confines 2 b: the utmost extent 3: limitation 4: a determining feature or differentia in logic 5: a prescribed maximum or minimum amount, quantity, or number 7: something that is exasperating or intolerable
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977

(vt): 1: to assign certain limits to 2 a: to restrict, to set bounds or limits 2 b: to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977

(n): 1. A restriction or restraint 2. A boundary or a defining line. 3. The extent of power, right or authority
                               
Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition, 1999  

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Limiting adj : 1: functioning as a limit 2: serving to specify the application of the modified noun  
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

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Policy: 1. The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs. 2. A document containing a contract of insurance 3.  A type of lottery in which bettors select numbers to bet on and place the bet with a “policy writer.”
                               
Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition, 1999  

(n):  a set of ideas or a plan for action followed by a business, a government, a political party, or a group of people
(n):  a document showing an agreement you have made with an insurance company
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Should : 1: used in auxiliary function to express condition 2: in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency 3: used in auxiliary function to express futurity from a point of view in the past 4: used in auxiliary function to express what is probable or expected 5: used in auxiliary function to express a request in a polite manner or to soften a direct statement  
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(adv):  used to express that it is necessary, desirable, advisable, or important to perform the action of the following verb
(adv):  used to express that the action of the main verb is probable
(adv):  used to express a desire or opinion
(adv):  used after a question word, such as "how" or "why," when asking a reason for something
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Significant adj : 1: having meaning 2: suggesting or containing a disguised or special meaning 3 a: having or likely to have influence or effect 3 b: probably caused by something other than mere chance
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977
   

(adj):  important, large, or great, esp. in leading to a different result or to an important change
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Substantial adj : 1 a: consisting of or relating to substance 1 b: not imaginary or illusory 2: ample to satisfy and nourish 3 a: possessed of means 3 b: considerable in quantity : significantly large 4: firmly constructed 5: being largely but not wholly that which is specified
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(adj):  large in size, value, or importance
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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United States n : a federation of states esp. when forming a nation in a usu. specified territory
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(n):  The United States (abbreviation US) is the United States of America, a nation consisting of 50 states, all but one (Hawaii) in North America.
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Use n : 1 a: the act or practice of employing something 1 b: the fact or state of being used 1 c: a method or manner of employing or applying something 2 a: habitual or customary usage : an individual habit or group custom 2 b: a liturgical form or observance 3 a: the privilege or benefit of using something 3 b: the ability or power to use something 3 c: the legal enjoyment of property that consists in its employment, occupation, exercise, or practice 4 a: a particular service or end 4 b: the quality of being suitable for employment 4 c: the occasion or need to employ 5 a: the benefit in law of one or more persons : the benefit of profit of property established in one other than the legal possessor 5 b: a legal arrangement by which such benefits  and profits are so established 6: a favorable attitude 
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(v):  to put (something) into your service for a purpose
(v):  to reduce (the amount of something)
(v):  to be friendly toward (someone) for your own advantage or purposes
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Weapons of mass destruction

(DOD) In arms control usage, weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Can be nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons, but excludes the means of transporting or propelling the weapon where such means is a separable and divisible part of the weapon. Also called WMD.  

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