New words I learned while reading the first chapter of Di's dissertation

  1. Syncretism
    Fusion
  2. Anomie
    Social instability
  3. Valence
    Degree of attractiveness
  4. Autochthonous
    Indigenous
  5. Peripeteia
    Sudden or unexpected reversal of circumstance
  6. Liturgy
    A fixed set of ceremonies in public worship