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black market

1. (noun) The illegal market for goods and services that are price regulated, rationed, or restricted; 2. (noun) The location where illegal buying and selling occurs.

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bystander approach

(noun) Intervention by a third party in a situation involving assault, discrimination, or harassment.

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bias

(noun) A tendency (either known or unknown) to prefer one thing over another that prevents objectivity, that influences understanding or outcomes in some way.

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bride

(noun) A woman about to be married or who is recently married.

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bifurcation

(noun) In reference to kinship, it is the distinction between the father’s and mother’s sides of the family.

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bilineal descent

(noun) Tracing an individual’s descent through the father’s male line and the mother’s female line.

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bilocal residence

(noun) When a married couple lives with or near either spouses’ family or alternates between families.

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brother

1. (noun) A male sibling; 2. (noun) A male member of a group such as a fraternity or religion.

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bilateral descent

(noun) Tracing an individual’s descent simultaneously through the father’s and mother’s line, where all ancestors by blood (consanguinity) are considered related.

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bisexuality

(noun) Emotional, physical, romantic, or sexual attraction to members of the same and opposite sex based on a binary of female and male.

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bride price

(noun) Money or property given to the family of the bride either by the groom or on his behalf.

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blended family

(noun) A family consisting of two or more adult partners and their children together with their children from previous relationships either living with them or nearby.

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biological determinism

(noun) The theory that all social phenomena are determined by biological factors such as genetics, not social or cultural influences.

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blue-collar worker

(noun) An individual who engages in manual labor, such as a construction worker or factory worker and is typically an hourly wage earner.

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blue-collar

(adjective) Relating to manual work or workers; working class.

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behavior

(noun) How an individual or group acts or conducts themselves when interacting with another individual, group, or event.

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barter

1. (verb) The exchange of a good or service for another good or service without using money; 2. (noun) The act or process of bartering.