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Word: ethnology

Definition: study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology


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::: passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
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::: coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
::: abash - embarrass
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
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