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Theme 1 Topic 3 The Family


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sibling
a brother or sister
nuclear family
family including parents and children
single parent
mother or father with no partner
maternal instinct
caring and protective feelings associated with mother
adopted
having legal parents who are not your birth parents
extended family
family including parents, children, grandparents etc.
divorced
legally separated from husband or wife
upbringing
the way in which someone is treated and educated when they are young, especially by their parents, especially in relation to the effect which this has on how they behave and make moral decisions
childcare
care for children provided by either the government, an organization, or a person, while parents are at work or are absent for another reason
paternal
adj. having attributes of a father
instigate
(v.) to urge on; to stir up, provoke, start, incite
encompass
to include; to encircle
diversity
n. the state of having varied members
demographics
the quantity and characteristics of the people who live in a particular area, especially in relation to their age, how much money they have, and what they spend it on
contemporary
adj. at the same time
interact
v. act together
clearly defined
distinct
will
legal statement of wishes after death
census
survey
sociology
study of society
adapt
(v.) to adjust or change to suit conditions
antithesis
opposite view
recoil
(v.) to spring back, shrink; (n.) the act of springing back
furore
a sudden excited or angry reaction to something by a lot of people, commotion