Bloated: Much larger than is necessary. Two extreme examples are Microsoft Windows and the Federal government. An OS should fit on a floppy; the government should run on $100 per capita per year.

Existent: Having being in and of itself, not subject to another. Essentially independent, but with the caveat that some powers may be yielded with the option to be reclaimed at any point (i.e. voluntary dependency).

Independent: Self-reliant, requiring no external support and having no external control. Usually this is qualified in some way, such as “energy-independence,” but a total independence would imply no such narrowing of meaning.

Necessary: Required, indispensable.

Sufficient: Wholly descriptive, covering all essential aspects.

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