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40 terms

wk 24

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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