Mrs. Dennis's Vocab

  1. Anthropology
    the study of cultural development; namely the origin, development (physical, intellectual, moral), customs and beliefs of groups of people
  2. Connotation
    the associated or secondary meaning of a word orexpression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning
  3. Denotation
    a word that names or signifies something specific
  4. Assimilation
    The process by whic an individual or group completey adopts the culture and value of another group to the extent that they become completely absorbed by the majority community
  5. Ethnocentrism
    thinking that one's own ethnic group is superiros to another
  6. Scapegoat
    the deliberate policy of blaming an individual or group when the fault actually lies elsewhere
  7. Linguistics
    the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morpholigy syntax semantics, prgamatics, and historical linguistics
  8. Aesthetics
    the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the senseof beauty.
  9. Miscegenation
    interbreeding between memebers of different races
  10. Expatriate
    to banish a person from his or her native country
  11. Allegory
    a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning throughconcrete or material forms
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