lone ranger vocab.txt

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lone ranger vocab.txt
2013-01-24 20:37:15
Ms Kaustch Lone Ranger Vocabulary

25 Vocabulary words we need to know for Ms. Kaustch's class
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  1. Acculturation
    A change in cultural patterns in a dominant culture in a dominant culture or a minority culture resulting from contact between two
  2. Amalgation
    A combination of cultural aspects of two groups in contact with each other; known as the "melting pot" theory.
  3. Assimilation
    The process through which ethnic minority groups increasingly adapt to dominant culture.
  4. Authentic
    Not counterfeit or copied, the "real deal"
  5. Ceremoniously
    Formally, elaborately polite.
  6. Cultural relativism
    Implies that cultures my not be evaluated from the outside. That is, the only relevant measure of a culture's virtue is whether that culture contributes to the satisfaction and well-being of its members. Under this understanding, culture may not be criticized by using standards from the other cultures,or by using other cultures as standards.
  7. Cultural universalism
    Implies that there is an overall best culture for all humans. This is because humans share fundamental values. For instance, since none of us would like to be killed, a just culture would restrain homicide. Under this conception, less "virtuous" cultures may be compared against the more "advanced" cultures.
  8. Culture shock
    A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture.
  9. Culture
    The evolution of a shared set of values, perspectives, behaviors, expectations, arts, and knowledge within a group of people.
  10. Dire
    Urgent, desperate, potentially disastrous
  11. Eulogy
    Praising speech, especially for someone who has died
  12. Ferocity
    Savage fierceness
  13. Language dialect
    A regional variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists.
  14. Mitigating
    Moderating, Alleviating
  15. Pluralism
    A state of society in which members of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, or social groups maintain an autonomous participation in and development of their traditional culture or special interest within the confines of a common civilization.
  16. Prejudice
    A negative opinion based on inadequate knowledge.
  17. Reconcile
    To solve or resolve.
  18. Socialization
    The process of building group values into the individual. From the point of view of society, socialization is the way the culture is transmitted and the individual is fitted into an organized way of life.
  19. Stereotype
    A standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, affective attitude, or uncritical judgement.
  20. Stoic
    Showing no emotion
  21. Subculture
    One or two or more distinctive cultures that are part of a more generic culture. This generic culture predominates within a particular society.
  22. Succinct
    Concise and precise
  23. Torrential
    Violent, vehement, or impassioned.
  24. Vain
    Excessively proud of one's appearance or accomplishments.