U.S.-ASIA RELATIONS UNDER BIDEN
UK /ˈfræk.ʃəs/ US /ˈfræk.ʃəs/
tending to argue, fight, or complain, and hard to control:
the fractious nature of politics
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
(tr, adverb) to pay (a person or group) to drop a charge, end opposition, relinquish a claim, etc
flattery noun [U]
UK /ˈflæt.ər.i/ US /ˈflæt̬.ər.i/
the act of praising someone, often in a way that is not sincere, because you want something from them:
I was really pleased when he said how well I'd done, because he isn't known for flattery.
ally noun [C]
UK /ˈæl.aɪ/ US /ˈæl.aɪ/
C2 a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one, especially during a war:
The US is one of Britain's staunchest allies.
During the First World War, Turkey and Germany were allies/Turkey was an ally of Germany.