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Moratorium

After North Korea agreed to suspend its nuclear ...


When:

Lookups spiked on February 29, 2012.

moratorium

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"North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Moratorium" was a widely reported news story.

Moratorium means "a suspension of an activity" or "a time when a particular activity is not allowed" and comes from the Latin word that means "delay."

In exchange for food aid from the United States, North Korea agreed to a moratorium on nuclear weapons tests, uranium enrichment, and long-range missile launches - a breakthrough in negotiations with the isolated dictatorship.



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