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Unit 1: Introduction to Sociology
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1. stereotype

noun

[ster-i-o-taip]
stereotype [ster-i-o-taip] (verb)
stereotypical [ster-i-o-tip-ik-al](adj)
stereotypically [ster-i-o-tip-ik-li] (adverb)


Context: “A stereotype can be positive, or negative, but a stereotype is more likely to be negative.” (“What are Stereotypes?” handout)Definition: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion,prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment

My Sentence: The “dumb blonde” stereotype is not correct; there are many intelligent blondes, such as Hillary Clinton.

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2. exaggerated

adj.

[ex-adg-er-ei-ted]


exaggerate [ex-adg-er-eit] (verb)
exaggeration [ex-adg-er-ei-shun] (noun)
exaggerator [ex-adg-er-ei-ter](noun)Context: “A stereotype is a generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.” (“What are Stereotypes?” handout)Definition: 1 : to enlarge beyond the truth
2 : to enlarge or increase, especially beyond the normal

My Sentence: He said he caught a 50 pound fish, but I think heexaggerated.
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3. offensive

adj.

[o-fens-iv]

Context: “A stereotype is a generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive,that is used to describe or distinguish a group.” (“What are Stereotypes?” handout)
Definition:
My Sentence:
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4. distinguish

verb

[dis-ting-wish]Context: “A stereotype is a generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.” (“What are Stereotypes?” handout)...
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