Definitions


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Valued Concepts

wild 'wī(-ə)ld
: living in nature without human control or care : not tame
: not subject to restraint or regulation
: indicative of strong passion, desire, or emotion

fe•ral 'fir-əl\
–used to describe an animal that has escaped and become wild
: of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild animal
: not domesticated or cultivated : wild
: having escaped from domestication and become wild

egal·i·tar·i·an \i-ˌga-lə-ˈter-ē-ən
: aiming for human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs

an·ar·chist 'a-när-kist
adjective
: an orientation holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association of individuals and groups

den·i·zen \ˈde-nə-zən
: a person, animal, or plant that lives in or often is found in a particular place or region
: inhabitant

in·dig·e·nize \in-ˈdi-jə-ˌnīz
: to cause to have indigenous characteristics

cul•ture 'kəl -chər
: the beliefs, values, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time

Disvalued concepts

do•mes•ti•cate \də-'mes-ti-,kāt
: to breed or train to need and accept the care of human beings : to tame
: to bring to the level of ordinary people

tame 'tām
: reduced from a state of native wildness especially so as to be useful to humans : domesticated

civ•i•lize 'si-və-,līz
: to cause to have a more highly organized and modern way of living
: to cause to develop out of a primitive state; especially : to bring to a technically advanced and rationally ordered stage of cultural development