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Academic Vocabulary

Egalitarian Relating or believing in the principle that all people are created equal.
Kinship Family or blood relationship.
Patriarchy A system of government where the father is the head of the family.
Hinderance Something that interferes with action or progress.
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 .
Fertility The quality of being fertile .
Mobilized To prepare for an active service.
Divine A form of a gold like.
Monumental Great in importance extent or size.
Urban In relating of 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 destroyed.
Reinforced To strengthen or support with other material.
Diaspora The dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel.
Piety The quality of being religious or reverent.
Divergent The tending to be different.