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Bureaucracy
A system of managing government through departments run by appointed officials
Public Works
Government-funded jobs and works (statues, parks, libraries,...)
Syncretism
Combining beliefs or practices from different cultures.
Codify
Organize into a code or system, such as a body of law
Ascetic
A person who renounces material comforts to live a self-disciplined life, especially in the area of religious devotion.
Uncouth
lacking good manners, refinement, or grace
Collusion
collaboration; complicity; conspiracy
Theocracy
A government controlled by religious leaders
Nautical
Relating to ships, sailors, or navigation on water
Custom Duties
A tax on trade within a state's borders; Taxes on imports & exports
Golden Age
A period during which a society attains prosperity and cultural achievements.
Patriarchial
relating to a social system in which the father is head of the family
Autonomy
Independence; the quality or condition of being self-governing.
Inferior
Below
Cohesive
forming a whole; 'sticking' together
Proliferation
a rapid increase in number, multiplication
Divine
Of, or pertaining to, God.
Quell
to subdue, put down forcibly
Schism
a formal split within a religious organization; any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions
Entrepenuership
The process of starting and operating one's own business.
Polygamy
A form of marriage in which a person may have two or more spouses simultaneously.
Infanticide
Act of killing an infant
Precedant
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
Feudalism
A political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands that legally belong to their king, in exchange for their loyalty, military service, and protection of the people who live on the land
Caravan
A group of traders traveling together
Caliph
A supreme political and religious leader in a Muslim government.
Sufi
A Muslim who seeks to achieve direct contact with God through mystical means.
Papacy
The central administration of the Roman Catholic Church, of which the pope is the head.
Chivalry
A code of behavior for knights in medieval Europe, stressing ideals such as courage, loyalty, and devotion
Hegemony
Domination or leadership - especially the predominant influence of one state over others.
Power Vacuum
a time period where power is to be had, but nobody takes control of it
Piety
A state of devotion and reverence, especially to a supreme being or family
Mainstay
a central cohesive source of support and stability
Equestrian
Having to do with horseback riding
Cornerstone
a fundamental principle or element
Arable
(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
Contraception
the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by any of various drugs, techniques, or devices; birth control.
Advent
a coming into place, view, or being; arrival. To start or begin.
Reverence
a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.
Exalt
to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate.
Repudiate
to reject as having no authority or binding force; to reject with disapproval or condemnation.
Unilateral
relating to, occurring on, or involving one side only; undertaken or done by or on behalf of one side, party, or faction only; not mutual.
Abrogate
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal; to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal.
Maritime
*connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping.
*of or relating to the sea, bordering on the sea, living near or in the sea.
*characteristic of a sailor; nautical:
Deposition
removal from an office or position or the giving of testimony under oath.
Sacraments
A religious a sign, token, symbol, an oath, or solemn pledge.
Military
of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, of or relating to soldiers.
Variance
the fact or quality of being different, divergent, or inconsistent.
Inflation
a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Temporal
relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular. enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory
Surmise
to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.
Adherence
steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment:
Sagacious
having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.
Tenet
a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
Reconnaissance
a general examination or survey of a region, a search made for useful military information in the field, especially by examining the ground.
Solder
a low-melting alloy, especially one based on lead and tin or (for higher temperatures) on brass or silver, used for joining less fusible metals.
Environ
the surrounding area or district.
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