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Flashcards in Week 24 Deck (20):
1

anthropologist

n. expert in the study of the races, beliefs, customs, etc. of mankind

2

artifact

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

3

bizarre

adj. odd, peculiar, strange, weird

4

fetish

n. object thought to have magic powers

5

inanimate

adj. lifeless

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imperative

adj. urgent, necessary, compulsory

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imprudent

adj. unwise, not careful

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prohibition

n. act of forbidding certain behavior

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taboo

n. forbidden by custom or religious practice

10

taint (n)

n. contamination, undesirable substance that spoils something

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abhor

v. detest, despise

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absurd

adj. ridiculous

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bigot

n. person who is intolerant of other people or ideas

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contemptuous

adj. expressing a feeling that something is worthless

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universal

adj. present everywhere

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vulnerable

adj. capable of being injured

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entreaty

n. appeal, plea

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tradition

n. custom that has been handed down

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originate

v. begin, arise

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inviolable

adj. safe (from destruction, etc.)