Horstman Japan Lexicon

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predominant

having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others; preeminent; preponderant; prominent:

succinct

expressed in few words; concise; terse. characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.

distinctive

serving to distinguish; characteristic; distinguishing: having a special quality, style, attractiveness, etc.; notable.

martial

inclined or disposed to war; warlike: of, suitable for, or associated with war or the armed forces

synthesis

the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity ( opposed to analysis, ) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements. a complex whole formed by combining.

creed

any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination. any system or codification of belief or of opinion.

into the breach

putting yourself in danger for a victory or honor

precarious

Dangerously lacking in security or stability, not secure, affording no ease or reassurance

dissident

a person who disagrees with the methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government; take an opposing view. to disagree with or reject the doctrines or authority of an established church.

peripatetic

walking or traveling about; itinerant; traveling especially on foot

sporadic

recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional

abate

to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish; become less in amount or intensity

unabated

with undiminished force, power, or vigor; continuing at full strength or intensity; without subsiding

flotilla

a group of small naval vessels, especially a naval unit containing two or more squadrons.

ostensibly

outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended; from appearances alone

ensuing

to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession; to follow as a consequence; result

modicum

a moderate or small amount

coup

a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment; a brilliant and notable success

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