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nascent

Chem (of an element or simple compound, esp hydrogen) created within the reaction medium in the atomic form and having a high activity
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nascent

[′nā·sənt]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to an atom or simple compound at the moment of its liberation from chemical combination, when it may have greater activity than in its usual state.
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The more Kuwait democratizes, too, the more Islamist it becomes: in the 2003 elections only 20% of contested seats went to neither traditionalists nor Islamists, and of late the nascently democratic governments of Iraq and Kuwait have had to erect a fence along their border to prevent Kuwaiti youth from crossing to join the Iraqi insurgency.
The essay "Eccentrics" and the story "A Society," both published in 1919, each contributed a new, nascently feminist, skepticism about women's participation in the public sphere, whereas the essay "Addison," also 1919, turns a slightly more hopeful gaze to print.
The skip is an immensely powerful visual and poetic metaphor for Wozzeck's life and those about him (including his manic, absurd and nascently evilsuperiors) - not to mention ultimately his child, who is forced to inherit his abject misfortunes - and, as it grows in size it also serves to dwarf the characters themselves.
Indonesia might evolve into a middle-income, 'soft authoritarian' or maybe even nascently democratic state, unified, stable, and friendly to the West and to its economic and strategic interests.