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shamanism

beliefs in gods and spirits

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achievement

something gained by working for it

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tribute

payment to a ruler as a sign of submission or for protection

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archipelago

an expanse of water with many scattered islands

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isolate

to set apart from others

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ensure

to make sure, certain, or safe

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behalf

representing, in the place of

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constitution

basic laws of a state that define the role of government and guarantee it's obligation to the people

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samurai

a warrior who served a Japanese lord and lived by a strict code of loyalty

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shogun

a military governor who ruled Japan

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vassal

a person under the protection of a lord to whom he has vowed loyalty

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fuedalism

the system of service between a lord and the vassals who have sworn their loyalty to lord

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labor

work; the tasks that workers perform for pa

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guild

a group of merchants or crafts people during medieval times

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sect

a religious group

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martial arts

sports that involve combat and self-defense

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meditation

mental exercise to reach greater spiritual awareness

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volcano

a mountain that may release hot or molted rocks from inside the Earth

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tsunami

a huge ocean wave caused by an undersea earthquake

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maritime

related to the sea or seafaring

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network

a system in which all parts are connected

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style

a distinctive form or type of something

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institution

a custom or practice that many people accept use