Horstman SEAsia Lexicons

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although; even though


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


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


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


originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country


producing a good profit; profitable; moneymaking; remunerative


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


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.


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


to expel or remove from a place or position occupied


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


to accomplish or force by crafty plotting or underhanded methods


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


forming or expressing division or distribution.


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


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


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


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


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


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


doubtful; uncertain; questionable; making great mental demands


rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.

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