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anthropology

the study of human cultures and origins

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didactic

designed or intended to teach, preachy, moralizing

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empirical

based on observation or experiment

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epilogue

the final section of a piece of literature or music, conclusion

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heterogeneous

mixed; consisting of many different parts

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homogeneous

same; uniform throughout; consisting of only one part

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pedagogy

the art or profession of training, teaching, instructing

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rudimentary

elementary; basic

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ascertain

to prove; to know for certain

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corroborate

to support with evidence; confirm

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discern

to see; notice; make out; recognize

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ostensible

outwardly appearing, but not necessarily so

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substantiate

support with proof or evidence; verify

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augment

to increase in size, extent, or quantity

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copious

plentiful

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disseminate

to spread or disperse

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proliferate

to grow or increase rapidly

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surfeit

excess; over indulgence

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alacrity

cheerful willingness; eagerness

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assiduous

hard working; diligent

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pragmatic

practical; concerned with the end results

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discrepancy

state of being different or inconsistent between facts

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disparity

state of being unequal as in age, rank, or degree

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incongruous

not harmonious; disagreeing

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partisan

not objective; firmly adhering to a party or cause

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polarize

to break into opposing groups

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lithe

moves easily; flexible

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pliant

flexible; yielding; compliant

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supple

flexible; compliant; easily yielding

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conjecture

the formation of an opinion on incomplete information or guessing- no direct evidence

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posthumously

after death

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bereavement

grief through tragic loss of a loved one

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preclude

to make impossible; block; hinder; stop

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quell

to quiet or calm; pacify

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curtail

to cut short

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deferment

the act of deferring or putting off; postponement

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temper (v)

to moderate or restrain

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thwart

to stop; block; hinder; preclude

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facetious

playfully humorous in serious situations; jocular; joking; witty

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satirical

sarcastic; joking

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abstruse

difficult to understand

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ambiguous

open to multiple interpretations

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convoluted

intricate; complex

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cryptic

difficult to comprehend; obscure

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dubious

doubtful; unlikely; questionable

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enigma

one that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable

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arbitration

hearing and deciding a controversy or a legal case

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equitable

fair; not favoring one party over another

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exculpate

to free from guilt or blame

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exonerate

to free from blame or burden

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indict

to charge formally with a crime; accuse

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objectivity

treating facts without personal feelings or biases; focusing on the situation

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perjure

to lie under oath