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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 men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.
Hindrance 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 (in the Christian Church) concerning or appropriate to the giving of spiritual guidance.
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 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 (a building, town, or other site).
Reinforced strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or equipment.
Diaspora the dispersion of any people from their original homeland.
Piety the quality of being religious or reverent.
Divergent tending to be different or develop in different directions.
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