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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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lippmann

  • noun United States journalist (1889-1974)
    Walter Lippmann.
  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Gabriel Lippmann.

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turgenev

  • noun Russian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883)
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Ivan Turgenev.

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pelham_grenville_wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Wodehouse.

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wouk

  • noun United States writer (born in 1915)
    Herman Wouk.

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jonathan_trumbull

  • noun American Revolutionary leader who as governor of Connecticut provided supplies for the Continental Army (1710-1785)
    Trumbull.

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john_robinson_jeffers

  • noun United States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962)
    Robinson Jeffers; Jeffers.

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burgess

  • noun English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
    Anthony Burgess.
  • noun a citizen of an English borough
    burgher.

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thomas_kennerly_wolfe_jr.

  • noun United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)
    Wolfe; Tom Wolfe; Thomas Wolfe.

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lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Alfred Kastler.

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mary_augusta_arnold_ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Ward; Mrs. Humphrey Ward.

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gabriel_daniel_fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Fahrenheit.

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emily_dickinson

  • noun United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
    Dickinson.

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aleksandr_sergeyevich_pushkin

  • noun Russian poet (1799-1837)
    Alexander Pushkin; Pushkin.

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hoover

  • noun United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
    William Hoover; William Henry Hoover.
  • noun United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    John Edgar Hoover; J. Edgar Hoover.

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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mt._rushmore

  • noun a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
    Rushmore; Mount Rushmore.

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muriel_sarah_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark.

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emile_gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Gaboriau.

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lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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lawrence_george_durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Durrell; Lawrence Durrell.

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imamu_amiri_baraka

  • noun United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
    Baraka; LeRoi Jones.

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g._k._chesterton

  • noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Chesterton.

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william_morris

  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    Morris.

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matthew_arnold

  • noun English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Arnold.

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president_tyler

  • noun elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862)
    John Tyler; Tyler.

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schiaparelli

  • noun Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
    Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli.
  • noun fashion designer born in Italy who was noted for her use of synthetic materials and brilliant colors (1896-1973)
    Elsa Schiaparelli.

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howells

  • noun United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
    William Dean Howells.

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robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

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mikhail_yurievich_lermontov

  • noun Russian writer (1814-1841)
    Lermontov.

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prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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zane_grey

  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Grey.

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news_media

  • noun newspapers and magazines collectively
    journalism.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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tsung_dao_lee

  • noun United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
    Lee.

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redaction

  • noun putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
    editing.
  • noun the act of putting something in writing

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zangwill

  • noun English writer (1864-1926)
    Israel Zangwill.

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rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; John William Strutt; Third Baron Rayleigh.

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sadi_carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Carnot.

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herbert_clark_hoover

  • noun 31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)
    Herbert Hoover; Hoover; President Hoover.

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max_karl_ernst_ludwig_planck

  • noun German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947)
    Max Planck; Planck.

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sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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robert_morris

  • noun leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
    Morris.

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Otto Frisch.
  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch.

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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shevchenko

  • noun Ukranian poet (1814-1861)
    Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko.

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scribbler

  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribe.
  • noun a writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read
    scrawler.

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statistical_mechanics

  • noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles

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christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

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van_doren

  • noun United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Carl Van Doren; Carl Clinton Van Doren.

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teasdale

  • noun United States poet (1884-1933)
    Sara Teasdale.

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bernard_malamud

  • noun United States writer (1914-1986)
    Malamud.

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warbler

  • noun a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
  • noun a small active songbird

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george_gamow

  • noun United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)
    Gamow.

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collins

  • noun English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
    Wilkie Collins; William Wilkie Collins.
  • noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
    Tom Collins.

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jacques_alexandre_cesar_charles

  • noun French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
    Charles; Jacques Charles.

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sara_teasdale

  • noun United States poet (1884-1933)
    Teasdale.

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poetiser

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    rhymester; versifier; poetizer; rhymer.

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sherman

  • noun United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
    William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • noun American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution (1721-1793)
    Roger Sherman.

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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kilimanjaro

  • noun the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
    Mount Kilimanjaro.

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raymond_chandler

  • noun United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
    Raymond Thornton Chandler; Chandler.

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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hans_geiger

  • noun German physicist who developed the Geiger counter (1882-1945)
    Geiger.

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hipparchus

  • noun Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

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jean-frederic_joliot

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Joliot-Curie.

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gerald_r._ford

  • noun 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
    Gerald Rudolph Ford; Gerald Ford; President Ford; Ford.

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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mount_kilimanjaro

  • noun the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
    Kilimanjaro.

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greene

  • noun English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
    Graham Greene; Henry Graham Greene.

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vergil

  • noun a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)
    Virgil; Publius Vergilius Maro.

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hendrik_antoon_lorentz

  • noun Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853-1928)
    Lorentz.

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edward_appleton

  • noun English physicist remembered for his studies of the ionosphere (1892-1966)
    Sir Edward Victor Appleton; Appleton.

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sir_philip_sidney

  • noun English poet (1554-1586)
    Sidney.

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page

  • noun one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  • noun English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
    Sir Frederick Handley Page.

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sir_thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Thomas Malory.

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macleish

  • noun United States poet (1892-1982)
    Archibald MacLeish.

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york

  • noun the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
    House of York.

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tobias_smollett

  • noun Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
    Smollett; Tobias George Smollett.

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oliver_wendell_holmes

  • noun United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    Holmes.

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henry_david_thoreau

  • noun United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Thoreau.

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richard_henry_lee

  • noun leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
    Lee.

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browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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solomon_bellow

  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Bellow; Saul Bellow.

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thespis

  • noun Greek poet who is said to have originated Greek tragedy (sixth century BC)

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kinchinjunga

  • noun a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
    Kanchanjanga; Kanchenjunga; Mount Kanchenjunga.

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joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Hilaire Belloc; Belloc.

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vulcanology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
    volcanology.

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herbert_hoover

  • noun 31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)
    Hoover; Herbert Clark Hoover; President Hoover.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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indiana

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    Hoosier State; IN.
  • noun United States pop artist (born 1928)
    Robert Indiana.

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j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

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william_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.
  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Gilbert.

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alfred_lothar_wegener

  • noun German geophysicist who proposed the theory of continental drift (1880-1930)
    Wegener.

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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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thomas_moore

  • noun Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852)
    Moore.

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emerson

  • noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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mount_rushmore

  • noun a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
    Rushmore; Mt. Rushmore.

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victor_franz_hess

  • noun United States physicist (born in Austria) who was a discoverer of cosmic radiation (1883-1964)
    Victor Hess; Hess.

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salomon

  • noun American financier and American Revolutionary War patriot who helped fund the army during the American Revolution (1740?-1785)
    Haym Salomon.

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wigner

  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on the structure of the atom and its nucleus (1902-1995)
    Eugene Wigner; Eugene Paul Wigner.

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butterfly_collector

  • noun an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths
    lepidopterologist; lepidopterist.

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henri_rene_albert_guy_de_maupassant

  • noun French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893)
    Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant.

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evangelista_torricelli

  • noun Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
    Torricelli.

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bram_stoker

  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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gogol

  • noun Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

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alan_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Alan Stewart Paton; Paton.

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william_wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    Wycherley.

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wilhelm_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Grimm.

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william_schwenk_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert.

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donald_glaser

  • noun United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
    Glaser; Donald Arthur Glaser.

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frank_stockton

  • noun United States writer (1834-1902)
    Francis Richard Stockton; Stockton.

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ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

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robert_burns

  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Burns.

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james_fenimore_cooper

  • noun United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
    Cooper.

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zweig

  • noun Austrian writer (1881-1942)
    Stefan Zweig.

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jessica_mitford

  • noun United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)
    Jessica Lucy Mitford; Mitford.

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irving

  • noun United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
    Washington Irving.
  • noun United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
    John Irving.

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gardner

  • noun United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
    Isabella Stewart Gardner.
  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Erle Stanley Gardner.

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hans_christian_oersted

  • noun Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    Oersted.

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mount_wilson

  • noun a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
    Wilson.

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rainer_maria_rilke

  • noun German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)
    Rilke.

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van_allen

  • noun United States physicist who discovered two belts of charged particles from the solar wind trapped by the Earth's magnetic field (born in 1914)
    James Alfred Van Allen.

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ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

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laurens

  • noun leader of the American Revolution and president of the Continental Congress (1724-1792)
    Henry Laurens.

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theodore_herman_albert_dreiser

  • noun United States novelist (1871-1945)
    Theodore Dreiser; Dreiser.

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mary_wollstonecraft_godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.

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pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Luigi Pirandello.

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carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Sadi Carnot.

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mount_whitney

  • noun the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
    Whitney.

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william_sydney_porter

  • noun United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
    O. Henry; Porter.

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president

  • noun an executive officer of a firm or corporation
  • noun the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    United States President; President of the United States; Chief Executive.
    • the President likes to jog every morning

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william_rose_benet

  • noun United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950)
    Benet.

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ray_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Douglas Bradbury; Bradbury.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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john_simmons_barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.

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lenard

  • noun German physicist who studied cathode rays (1862-1947)
    Philipp Lenard.

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farrell

  • noun United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
    James Thomas Farrell.
  • noun United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
    Eileen Farrell.

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aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

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giambattista_marini

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Giambattista Marino; Marino.

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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giambattista_marino

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Marino; Giambattista Marini.

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johannes_kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johan Kepler; Kepler.

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monroe

  • noun United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
    Norma Jean Baker; Marilyn Monroe.
  • noun 5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831)
    President Monroe; James Monroe.

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ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

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elmore_john_leonard

  • noun United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
    Elmore Leonard; Leonard; Dutch Leonard.

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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miguel_de_cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra.

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francois_villon

  • noun French poet (flourished around 1460)
    Villon.

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montgomery

  • noun Canadian novelist (1874-1942)
    Lucy Maud Montgomery; L. M. Montgomery.
  • noun English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; Bernard Law Montgomery; 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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louis_eugene_felix_neel

  • noun French physicist noted for research on magnetism (born in 1904)
    Neel.

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jean-frederic_joliot-curie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot; Joliot-Curie.

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kanchenjunga

  • noun a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
    Kinchinjunga; Kanchanjanga; Mount Kanchenjunga.

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versification

  • noun a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
  • noun the form or metrical composition of a poem

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richard_nixon

  • noun vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
    Richard M. Nixon; President Nixon; Richard Milhous Nixon; Nixon.

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sade

  • noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
    Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade; de Sade; Marquis de Sade.

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al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen.

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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keats

  • noun Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
    John Keats.

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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galileo_galilei

  • noun Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
    Galileo.

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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john_marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    John Philip Marquand; Marquand.

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vidal

  • noun United States writer (born in 1925)
    Gore Vidal; Eugene Luther Vidal.

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ike

  • noun United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
    Dwight David Eisenhower; Dwight Eisenhower; President Eisenhower; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Eisenhower.

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entomology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    bugology.

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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currer_bell

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

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mont_blanc

  • noun the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
    Monte Bianco.

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joliot-curie

  • noun French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    Irene Joliot-Curie.
  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Jean-Frederic Joliot.

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s._s._van_dine

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Wright; Willard Huntington Wright.

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township

  • noun an administrative division of a county
    town.
    • the town is responsible for snow removal

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patrick_henry

  • noun a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
    Henry.

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shapley

  • noun United States astronomer (1885-1972)
    Harlow Shapley.

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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aleksandr_mikjailovich_prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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huascaran

  • noun a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)

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hans_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Jean Arp.

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encyclopaedist

  • noun a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    encyclopedist.

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jorge_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Luis Borges; Borges.

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wilsonville

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william_faulkner

  • noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962)
    Falkner; William Cuthbert Faulkner; Faulkner; William Falkner.

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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heinrich_hertz

  • noun German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
    Hertz; Heinrich Rudolph Hertz.

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president_john_quincy_adams

  • noun 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
    John Quincy Adams; Adams; President Adams.

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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muriel_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Sarah Spark.

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goldsmith

  • noun an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
    gold-worker; goldworker.
  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Oliver Goldsmith.

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collector

  • noun a person who collects things
    aggregator.
  • noun a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    gatherer; accumulator.

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