difficult or impossible to evaluate with precision
imponderable resources in technical knowledge are constantly growing and are inexhaustible.
form a mental image of something that is not present
envisage is a program of development based on the concepts of democratic fair-dealing.
marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
First, we will continue to give
unfaltering support to the United Nations and related agencies, and we will continue to search for ways to strengthen their authority and increase their effectiveness.
incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another
Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the
inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.
make more lively or vigorous
Democracy alone can supply the
vitalizing force to stir the peoples of the world into triumphant action, not only against their human oppressors, but also against their ancient enemies—hunger, misery, and despair.
tending to improve or promote development
Since the end of hostilities, the United States has invested its substance and its energy in a great
constructive effort to restore peace, stability, and freedom to the world.
personal as opposed to real property
Communism subjects the individual to arrest without lawful cause, punishment without trial, and forced labor as the
chattel of the state.
novel; having no earlier occurrence
The first half of this century has been marked by
unprecedented and brutal attacks on the rights of man, and by the two most frightful wars in history.
not growing or changing; without force or vitality
Their economic life is primitive and
give life or energy to
The purpose of that unprecedented effort is to
invigorate and strengthen democracy in Europe, so that the free people of that continent can resume their rightful place in the forefront of civilization and can contribute once more to the security and welfare of the world.
an act that victimizes someone
The old imperialism—
exploitation for foreign profit—has no place in our plans.
the governing authority of a political unit
In the pursuit of these aims, the United States and other like-minded nations find themselves directly opposed by a
regime with contrary aims and a totally different concept of life.