(noun) An expectation that leads to actions or behaviors causing the expectation to become a reality.
(noun) Any action taken by a wronged individual or group to settle a dispute with another individual or group outside of the legal system.
(noun) A study in which participants, rather than researchers, record answers.
(noun) The study of the meaning of words.
(noun) In world systems theory, nations that are not powerful enough to dictate economic and political policy but are sources of raw materials and an expanding middle-class marketplace which exploits peripheral nations, and is exploited by core nations.
(noun) The act or process of aging such as the biological and social effects of growing older.
(noun) A temporary break in a marriage that may or may not lead to a divorce.
(noun) Having only one monogamous relationship at a time, but multiple partners throughout a lifetime due to death, divorce, or choice.
(noun) Action or work by an individual or group that is bought, sold, or traded to satisfy the needs or wants of another individual or group.
(noun) A biological categorization based on characteristics that distinguish between female and male based on primary sex characteristics present at birth.
(noun) The label, typically male or female, given to an infant based on medical standards for sex characteristics.
(noun) The number of males compared to the number of females in a population.
(noun) Discrimination or prejudice against an individual or group based on the idea that one sex or gender is better than the others.
(noun) Discrimination that gives one sex preferential treatment over another sex.
(noun) A broad term, referring to an individual’s perception of themselves in sexual matters.
(noun) An individual or group whose sexual identity differs from the social or cultural majority.
1. (noun) A broad term, encompassing an individual’s sexual interests and behaviors, involving biological, cultural, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects; 2. (noun) The experience and expression of people as sexual beings.
(noun) A religious specialist with direct access and influence over supernatural power that typically uses magic or sorcery for controlling the environment, divination or healing purposes.
1. (noun) A brother or sister; 2. (noun) Any individual in a sib.
(noun) The expected patterns of behavior attached to individuals who are sick and those that take care of them.