ARTIFICIAL: Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural

CRAVEN: Contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly

SWARTY: having dark skin

COMPROMISE: a way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or dispute.

COMPROMIS: a formal agreement between nations submitting a dispute to arbitration and defining the terms of the submission, the powers of the tribunal to serve as arbitrator, and the procedure to be followed. Does NOT mean compromise.

IGNORANT: lacking knowledge or information

TERRESTRAL: relating to or occurring on the earth

INSULAR: of, relating to, or constituting an island

INDIAN: a native or inhabitant of India or of the East Indies

WEST INDIES: the islands lying between SE North America & N S. America bordering the Caribbean & comprising the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, & Bahamas


APPEASE: to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired

PLEBISCITE: a vote by which the people of a country or region express their opinion for or against an important proposal

ESCHEWING: avoiding (something) especially because you do not think it is right, proper, etc.

DEROGATE: to insult (someone or something) : to say or suggest that (something or someone) is not important or worthy of respect

VACILLATED: to repeatedly change your opinions or desires

NEFARIOUS: evil or immoral

ABSORB: to take in (something, such as a liquid) in a natural or gradual way

EXTINCTION: the state or situation that results when something (such as a plant or animal species) has died out completely

SOVEREIGNTY: the state or situation that results when something (such as a plant or animal species) has died out completely

INDEPENDENCE: the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control

BIPARTISAN: relating to or involving members of two political parties

PROPOSAL: something (such as a plan or suggestion) that is presented to a person or group of people to consider

DENOUNCED: to publicly state that someone or something is bad or wrong : to criticize (someone or something) harshly and publicly

CONTACT: the state or condition that exists when people see and communicate with each other

SUBVERSION: the act of subverting : the state of being subverted; especially : a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within

IMPARTIAL: treating all people and groups equally : not partial or biased

DISUNITY: the state of not being able to agree about important things : lack of unity

JURIDICAL: of or relating to law or jurisprudence : legal

DORMANT: not doing anything at this time; not active but be able to become active

SURPLUS: an amount (such as an amount of money) that is more than the amount that is needed

TRAITOR: a person who is not loyal to his or her own country, friends, etc. : a person who betrays a country or group of people by helping or supporting an enemy

UTI POSSIDETIS JURIS: legal right to possession of territory based on what Spanish colonial documents claimed as territory

EX AQUEO ET BONO: by taking extralegal matters into consideration

DELINEATE: to clearly show or describe (something)

PARTITION: the division of a country into separate political units

SEDITION: the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government

EQUIDISTANT:   of equal distance

PEDANTIC: narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned

REFERENDUM: an event in which the people of a country vote for or against a law that deals with a specific issue

EQUITABLE: just or fair