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academic vocab

TermDefinition
egalitarian relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities
kinship blood relationship
patriarchy a system of 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 ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society
pastoral especially of land or a farm used for or related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle
stratified form or arrange into strata
conduit a channel for conveying water or other fluid
artisan a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand
textile a type of cloth or woven fabric
metallurgy the branch of science and technology concerned with the properties of metals and their production and purification
surplus an amount of something left over when requirements have been met; an excess of production or supply over demand
bureaucracy a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives
fertility the quality of being fertile; productiveness
mobilized (of a country or its government) prepare and organize (troops) for active service
divine of, from, or like God or a god
monument a statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a famous or notable person or event
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
diffuse spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people
razed completely destroy (a building, town, or other site)
reinforced strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material
diaspora the dispersion of the 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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