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accomplishment (often pl.) talent, social poise, or achievement valued by polite society. [1/3 definitions]
acculturate to instill in (a growing child) the culture and values of a particular society. [1/3 definitions]
acculturation in sociology, the process of taking on the ways and values of a society or group.
affluent based on or conditioned by prolonged prosperity and the expectation of continued prosperity, as a society. [1/3 definitions]
anarchist a person who believes in, desires, or tries to obtain a society or state without a government. [1/2 definitions]
anarchy absence of government or law within a state or society. [1/3 definitions]
anomie a breakdown or lack of values, norms, or structure in a society. [2/3 definitions]
antisocial opposed or harmful to the values, institutions, or laws of an organized society. [1/3 definitions]
ASPCA abbreviation of "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."
atavistic of a trait, behavior, or the like, existing or playing a role at an earlier stage or time and recurring or reappearing within an organism or within a society after long absence or seeming disappearance.
athenaeum an institution or society for the promotion of learning. [1/2 definitions]
Beat Generation (sometimes l.c.) used to characterize some members of the generation that reached maturity in the late 1950s, esp. in the United States, who were alienated from conventional society and who promoted experimentation in artistic and literary forms.
beau monde the world of high and fashionable society.
body politic in any governed society, the people collectively.
Boxer a member of a Chinese secret society that in 1900 tried unsuccessfully to oust foreigners from the country.
brethren a plural form of "brother," used to refer to fellow members of a religious or social group, society, or profession, and used esp. when addressing a formal gathering of such members; colleagues. [1/2 definitions]
caste one of the four hereditary classes into which Hindu society is divided. [2/4 definitions]
civilization an advanced state of development of a society as judged by such things as having a complex system of government and laws, use of a written language, and the keeping of written records. [4/6 definitions]
classless of society, without economic or social distinctions.
collectivism the doctrine of placing the good of the group or the society above the good of the individual. [1/3 definitions]
comedy of manners a comedy that satirizes the customs and manners of fashionable society.