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Academic Vocabulary

Egalitarian relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.
Kinship the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of all humans in all societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated.
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 stops or delays 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 a work of literature portraying an idealized version of country life.
stratified arrange or classify.
Conduit a person or organization that acts as a channel for the transmission of something.
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 natural capability to produce offspring
mobilized (of a country or its government) prepare and organize (troops) for active service.
divined of or relating to a god, especially the Supreme Being.
monumental great in importance, extent, or size.
urban agglomeration or a 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 (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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