Whenever I find a new word I look it up in an English-to-English dictionary. Sometime it happens that the word I am looking for is not listed in the dictionary, but the other form of it is listed.
For example, I found the word Hegemonic from this sentence - However, the country is not an all-powerful hegemonic state. But in dictionary Hegemony is listed. Hegemony is noun, and Hegemonic is derived from it.
Now I have problem understanding the meaning of Hegemonic state, though I came to know the meaning of Hegemony perfectly.
It's not with a single word Hegemony, it happens with some other new words as well. So how to solve this problem? Can you please suggest me something to cope up with this problem?