caste system divisions within a society based on differences in wealth

Caste system divisions within a society based on differences in wealth

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caste system  divisions within a society based on differences in wealth, occupation, or inherited  position. catatonic  lacking activity, movement, or expression. cicadas  a type of insect; male cicadas make a loud buzzing sound by rubbing body parts together. cilantro  a leafy herb popular in Mexican and Italian cooking. coerced  forced. conjecture  a conclusion arrived at by guesswork. conniption  a fit of anger. constitutional  a walk taken for health reasons. crick  a creek. crosspatch  grouchy. croup  a type of laryngitis marked by difficulty in breathing and a hoarse cough. culottes  loose-fitting women's shorts cut below the knee, resembling skirts.
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