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India Unit Vocab

Social Studies Unit Vocab

Caste Hinduism. any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred by inheritance from one generation to the next
Class a social stratum sharing basic economic, political, or cultural characteristics, and having the same social position
Subcontinent a large, relatively self-contained landmass forming a subdivision of a continent
Outcast a person who is rejected or cast
Legacy anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor
Enlighten to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to
Tradition the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice
Monsoon the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter
Meditation continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation
Reincarnation the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form
Isolate to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone
Innovation something new or different introduced
Pariah any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided
Reverence a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration
Bronze any of various alloys consisting essentially of copper and tin, the tin content not exceeding 11 percent
Conquer to acquire by force of arms; win in war
Invasion an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, especially by an army
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