Horstman SEAsia Lexicons

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albeit

although; even though

autonomy

independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions; self-government; independence

culminating

to reach the highest point, summit, or highest development; to rise to or form an apex

exempt

released from, or not subject to, an obligation, liability, etc.

indigenous

originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country

lucrative

producing a good profit; profitable; moneymaking; remunerative

paternalistic

the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc., in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children; the system of governing a country as a father would a child

sovereignty

the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty; supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.

collaborate

to work, one with another; to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially with an enemy occupying one's country

oust

to expel or remove from a place or position occupied

vehement

zealous, ardent, impassioned; marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; characterized by great force or energy

ambivalent

having "mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action

context

the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect

unilateral

relating to, occurring on, or involving one side only; undertaken or done by or on behalf of one side, party, or faction only; not mutual

de facto

in fact; in reality

enjoin

to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis

ideology

the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.

imminent

likely to occur at any moment; impending; projecting or leaning forward; overhanging.

traumatize

to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents; inflict a trauma upon

unrelenting

not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.

zeal

fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.

intrigue

to accomplish or force by crafty plotting or underhanded methods

respite

a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief; an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

divisive

forming or expressing division or distribution.

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary, external; related to the key issue but not of central importance

precipitate

to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly; to send violently or abruptly

prestige

reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.

stalemate

any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock

flagrant

shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring; notorious; scandalous

morass

a tract of low, soft, wet ground; a marsh or bog

problematic

doubtful; uncertain; questionable; making great mental demands

resurgence

rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.

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