a final peremptory demand
Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev debated in public today the merits of washing machines, capitalism, free exchange of ideas, summit meetings, rockets and
a collection of things for public display
Premier Khrushchev joined Mr. Nixon in expressing hope that the American
exposition would promote understanding between the two countries.
a situation in which no progress can be made
He said it was now
stalemated and that a way must be found to get it moving toward a solution.
without concealment or deception; honest
But their talk was
straightforward and there was no hint of ill feeling in their fast and furious interchanges.
a body of people associated together
Nothing like the Nixon-Khrushchev exchange has occurred within the memory of the gray-haired member of the Moscow or Washington press
relating to using language effectively
Even to correspondents familiar with Mr. Khrushchev's capacity for catch-as-catch-can conversation and Mr. Nixon's ability to field
rhetorical line drives, the day seemed more like an event dreamed up by a Hollywood script writer than a confrontation of two of the world's leading statesmen.
unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudice
Mr. Khrushchev rejoined that in the Soviet Union they did not have what he called "the capitalist attitude toward women," apparently meaning that
discrimination and exploitation of women did not occur under communism.
applicable to or common to all members of a group or set
"I think that this attitude toward women is
universal," Mr. Nixon said.
characterized by clear expressive language
"I appreciate that you are very
articulate and energetic," Mr. Nixon said.
affect with wonder
Mr. Nixon said the American exhibition was designed not to
astound but to interest--just as was the Soviet exhibition in New York.