Body Ritual Among the Nacirema | Study Guide

Horace Mitchell Miner

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Body Ritual Among the Nacirema | Glossary

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ablution: (n) act of washing oneself. The term often has a religious significance.

ethos: (n) fundamental and distinguishing character and values of a person or culture

excretory: (adj) related to elimination of waste from the body, mostly by defecation or urination

maladies: (n) ailments or diseases of the body

masochistic: (adj) deriving gratification from one's own pain or suffering

neophyte: (n) beginner or novice, particularly in religious or other faith-based circumstances

pathological: (adj) relating to or caused by a physical or mental disorder

parturition: (n) act of giving birth

punctilious: (adj) showing great attention to proper etiquette and behavior

rapport: (n) good relationship between people or groups

ritual: (n) ceremonial act or body of acts performed by a group, having religious significance

sadism: (n) penchant for deriving gratification from inflicting pain on others

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