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Academic Vocab

TermDefinition
Egalitarian Relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights
Kinship Blood relationship
Patriarchy A system in society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line
Hinderance A thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone
Elite A select group that is superior in terms of abilities or qualities to the rest of the group or society
Pastoral Especially of land or a farm used for or related to the keeping or grazing of sheep and cattle
Stratified To form or place in strata or layers
Conduit A channel for conveying water or other liquid
Artisan A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making stuff by hand
Textile A type of cloth or woven fabric
Metallurgy The branch of science and technology concerned wit the properties of metals and their production and purification.
Surplus An amount of something left over when requirements have been met
Bureaucracy A system in government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected presidents.
Fertility The quality of being fertile, productiveness
Mobilized Make something movable or capable of movement
Divine Of, from, or like God or a god
Monumental Great in importance , extent, or size
Urban In, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city
Monotheism The doctrine or belief that there is only one god
Veneration Great respect; reverence
Diffuse Spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people
Razed Completely destroy
Reinforced Strengthen or support, especially with another material
Diaspora The dispersion of jews beyond israel
Piety The quality of being religious or reverent
Divergent Tending to be different or develop in different directions
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