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anthropologist

expert in the study of races, beliefs, customs, of mankind

artifact

an object made by hand, rather than a thing as it occurs in nature

bizarre

odd, peculiar, strange, weird

fetish

an object that is thought to have magic powers

inanimate

lifeless

imperative

urgent, necessary, compulsory

imprudent

unwise, no careful, reckless

prohibition

forbidding an behavior or act

taboo

forbidden by customs or religious practice

taint

contaminated

abhor

to dislike, hate

absurd

ridiculous

bigot

one who is intolerant of other people or ideas

contemptuous

expressing a feeling that something is worthless, looking down on someone

universal

present everywhere

vulnerable

able to be hurt

entreaty

a plea, appeal

tradition

customs passed down

originate

begin, arise

inviolable

safe, protected

heterogeneous

dissimilar

gamut

range

perspicacious

shrewd

analogous

comparable, similar

maladjusted

poorly adjusted, disturbed

phenomenon

unusual occurrence

mortality

death

decade

ten years

susceptible

easily affected or influenced, unusually liable

neurotic

suffering from a nervous disorder

pedagogue

teacher

enunciate

utter, proclaim

inordinate

excessive

irascible

irritable

introspective

looking into one's own feelings

perpetuate

to cause to continue

mandate

an authoritative order or command

compensatory

serving to pay back

neutralize

counteract

catastrophic

disastrous

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