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1‘the imposition of an alien culture on the indigenous inhabitants’
imposing, foisting, forcing, inflicting, obtruding, pressing
2‘the imposition of VAT on domestic fuel’
levying, charging, exacting, application, applying, enforcement, enforcing
setting, establishment, fixing, laying, introduction, institution
decreeing, ordainment, enactment, promulgation
informal slapping, clapping
3‘it would be no imposition, I assure you’
burden, load, onus, encumbrance, strain, demand, pressure, charge, bother, worry
4‘the government began levying special impositions’
tax, levy, duty, charge, tariff, toll, excise, tithe, fee, impost, exaction, payment
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