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32 terms

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.