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scholastic (Also scholastics) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to scholastic

shelf

  • noun a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
  • noun a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
    ledge.

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melanchthon

  • noun German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
    Philipp Schwarzerd; Philipp Melanchthon.

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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vocational_school

  • noun a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
    trade school.

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andrew_d._white

  • noun United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    White; Andrew Dickson White.

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johannes_eckhart

  • noun German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
    Meister Eckhart; Eckhart.

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plato

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

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riding_master

  • noun someone who teaches horsemanship

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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diderot

  • noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
    Denis Diderot.

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examen

  • noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    examination.
  • noun a critical study (as of a writer's work)

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school_of_medicine

  • noun a graduate school offering study leading to a medical degree
    medical school.

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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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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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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vitalism

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry

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horace_mann

  • noun United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
    Mann.

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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froebel

  • noun German educator who founded the kindergarten system (1782-1852)
    Friedrich Froebel; Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel.

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noviciate

  • noun the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
    novitiate.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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heraclitus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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arnold_joseph_toynbee

  • noun English historian who studied the rise and fall of civilizations looking for cyclical patterns (1889-1975)
    Arnold Toynbee; Toynbee.

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period_of_time

  • noun an amount of time
    time period; period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period

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neo

  • adjective satellite (used as a combining form) recent or new
    • `neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'

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sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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pragmatist

  • noun an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • noun a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

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verner

  • noun Danish philologist (1846-1896)
    Karl Adolph Verner.

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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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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frederick_jackson_turner

  • noun United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
    Turner.

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nietzsche

  • noun influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

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niebuhr

  • noun United States Protestant theologian (1892-1971)
    Reinhold Niebuhr.
  • noun German historian noted for his critical approach to sources and for his history of Rome (1776-1831)
    Barthold George Niebuhr.

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st._jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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dorm

  • noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    dormitory; residence hall; hall; student residence.

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will_durant

  • noun United States historian (1885-1981)
    William James Durant; Durant.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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gregory_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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criticism

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    critique.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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massorete

  • noun a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
    Masorite; Masorete.

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schooling

  • noun the act of teaching at school
  • noun the process of being formally educated at a school
    school.
    • what will you do when you finish school?

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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walter_william_skeat

  • noun English philologist (1835-1912)
    Skeat.

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basil

  • noun any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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question_time

  • noun a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers

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bronze_age

  • noun (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
  • noun (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence

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june

  • noun the month following May and preceding July

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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rationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
  • noun the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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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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occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Ockham.

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composite

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    complex.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
    composite plant.

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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montessori

  • noun Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
    Maria Montesorri.

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parmenides

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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apologetics

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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yeshiva

  • noun an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
    yeshivah.

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technical_school

  • noun a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences
    tech.

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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ceremony

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremonial occasion; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine
    • he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball
    • he disposed of it without ceremony

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venerable

  • adjective satellite impressive by reason of age
    • a venerable sage with white hair and beard
  • adjective satellite profoundly honored
    revered; august.
    • revered holy men

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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abbott_lawrence_lowell

  • noun United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
    Lowell.

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skeat

  • noun English philologist (1835-1912)
    Walter William Skeat.

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memorization

  • noun learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
    memorisation; committal to memory.
    • the actor's memorization of his lines

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scholasticism

  • noun the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers
  • noun orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
    academicism; academism.

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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vinogradoff

  • noun British historian (born in Russia) (1854-1925)
    Sir Paul Gavrilovich Vinogradoff.

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comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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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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wickliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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half_life

  • noun the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)
    half-life.

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quine

  • noun United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
    Willard Van Orman Quine; W. V. Quine.

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internalization

  • noun learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    internalisation; incorporation.

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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telecom

  • noun (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
    telecommunication.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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fausto_paolo_sozzini

  • noun Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
    Socinus; Faustus Socinus.

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johann_maier

  • noun a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
    Johann Eck; Eck; Johann Maier Eck.

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art_teacher

  • noun someone who teaches art

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polytechnic_institute

  • noun a technical school offering instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences
    engineering school; polytechnic.

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reading_teacher

  • noun someone who teaches students to read

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arendt

  • noun United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)
    Hannah Arendt.

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haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.

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eliezer_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Elie Wiesel; Wiesel.

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week

  • noun any period of seven consecutive days
    hebdomad.
    • it rained for a week
  • noun hours or days of work in a calendar week
    workweek.
    • they worked a 40-hour week

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religious_school

  • noun a school run by a religious body

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bonhoeffer

  • noun German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945)
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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judaism

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Hebraism; Jewish religion.
  • noun the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud

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air_force_academy

  • noun an academy for training air force officers

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ethicism

  • noun a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
    • his ethicism often led him to moralize

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purist

  • noun someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)

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well-educated

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; well-read; learned.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience

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angelology

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with angels

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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brahmana

  • noun prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the bahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals

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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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encyclopaedism

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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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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preterist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled

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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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hobbes

  • noun English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)
    Thomas Hobbes.

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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encyclopaedist

  • noun a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    encyclopedist.

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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calendar_day

  • noun a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
    civil day.

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fortnight

  • noun a period of fourteen consecutive days
    two weeks.
    • most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight

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shelf_life

  • noun the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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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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bathing_machine

  • noun a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
    bathhouse.

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valedictory_speaker

  • noun the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
    valedictorian.

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self-cultivation

  • noun the process of educating yourself
    self-education.

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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junior_high_school

  • noun a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
    junior high.

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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johann_maier_eck

  • noun a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
    Johann Eck; Johann Maier; Eck.

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john_wiclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif.

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elie_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Eliezer Wiesel; Wiesel.

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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u.s.

  • noun the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    United States government; United States; US Government; U.S. government.
  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; United States; US; United States of America; America.

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st._thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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mastering

  • noun becoming proficient in the use of something; having mastery of
    • his mastering the art of cooking took a long time
  • noun the act of making a master recording from which copies can be made
    • he received a bill for mastering the concert and making 100 copies

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enlightened

  • noun people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    initiate.
    • it is very familiar to the initiate
  • verb make understand
    edify; enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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september

  • noun the month following August and preceding October
    Sept; Sep.

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bishop_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Berkeley.

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days

  • noun the time during which someone's life continues
    years.
    • the monarch's last days
    • in his final years
  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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yeshivah

  • noun an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
    yeshiva.

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whipster

A nimble little fellow; a whippersnapper.
Every puny whipster gets my sword. Shak.

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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subtlety

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; nuance; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning
  • noun the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    niceness.
    • you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

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ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Occam.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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philologue

  • noun a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
    philologist.

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historiography

  • noun a body of historical literature
  • noun the writing of history

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mcguffey

  • noun United States educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1800-1873)
    William Holmes McGuffey.

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whorehouse

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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historian

  • noun a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
    historiographer.

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silly_season

  • noun a time usually late summer characterized by exaggerated news stories about frivolous matters for want of real news

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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john_dewey

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Dewey.

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paleolithic_age

  • noun second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
    Palaeolithic; Paleolithic.

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gregory_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I.

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air_alert

  • noun the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack
  • noun the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
    • aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert

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telco_building

  • noun a building that houses telecommunications equipment
    telecom hotel.
    • the telecom hotels are prime targets for bombing

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erwin_panofsky

  • noun art historian (1892-1968)
    Panofsky.

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maimonides

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon.

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boarding

  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    embarkation; embarkment.
  • noun a structure of boards

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ludwig_josef_johan_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein.

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james_naismith

  • noun United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)
    Naismith.

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tavern

  • noun a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
    tap house.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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herbert_marcuse

  • noun United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)
    Marcuse.

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junior_high

  • noun a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
    junior high school.

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john_amos_comenius

  • noun Czech educational reformer (1592-1670)
    Jan Amos Komensky; Comenius.

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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trevelyan

  • noun English historian and son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan whose works include a social history of England and a biography of Garibaldi (1876-1962)
    George Macaulay Trevelyan.
  • noun English historian who wrote a history of the American revolution and a biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay (1838-1928)
    George Otto Trevelyan; Sir George Otto Trevelyan.

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seminary

  • noun a private place of education for the young
  • noun a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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thomas_hopkins_gallaudet

  • noun United States educator who established the first free school in the United States for the hearing impaired (1787-1851)
    Gallaudet.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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farm_building

  • noun a building on a farm

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theology

  • noun the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
    divinity.
  • noun a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
    theological system.
    • Jewish theology
    • Roman Catholic theology

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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christian

  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Christianity
    • Christian rites

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nonscholastic

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lycee

  • noun a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
    middle school; secondary school; Gymnasium; lyceum.

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democritus

  • noun Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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educator

  • noun someone who educates young people
    pedagog; pedagogue.

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unscholastic

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auditor

  • noun someone who listens attentively
    listener; hearer; attender.
  • noun a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit

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carl_orff

  • noun German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
    Orff.

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catechumen

  • noun a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
    neophyte.

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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drought

  • noun a shortage of rainfall
    drouth.
    • farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season
  • noun a prolonged shortage
    drouth.
    • when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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alumna

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; grad; alumnus; graduate.

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classicist

  • noun an artistic person who adheres to classicism
  • noun a student of ancient Greek and Latin
    classical scholar.

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doc

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce; Commerce Department; Department of Commerce.

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professor

  • noun someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
    prof.

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nighttime

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; night.

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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zwingli

  • noun Swiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531)
    Ulrich Zwingli; Huldreich Zwingli.

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tech

  • noun a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences
    technical school.

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profundity

  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profoundness.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs
  • noun intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
    profoundness.
    • the depth of my feeling
    • the profoundness of the silence

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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sanctuary

  • noun a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  • noun a shelter from danger or hardship
    asylum; refuge.

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st._basil

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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graduate_school

  • noun a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree
    grad school.

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johann_joachim_winckelmann

  • noun German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768)
    Winckelmann; Johann Winckelmann.

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cleanthes

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)

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gerhard_gerhards

  • noun Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    Geert Geerts; Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus.

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divinity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  • noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs

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faculty_member

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; academic.

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bookish

  • adjective satellite characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading
    studious.
    • a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket
    • a quiet studious child

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night_school

  • noun a school that holds classes in the evenings for students who cannot attend during the day

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martin_buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Buber.

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profoundness

  • noun extremeness of degree
    • the profoundness of his ignorance
  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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place_of_worship

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    house of worship; house of prayer; house of God.

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new_york_city

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York; Greater New York.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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downtime

  • noun a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)

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chronological

  • adjective relating to or arranged according to temporal order
    • chronological age

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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humanism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanitarianism.
  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    secular humanism.

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method

  • noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method acting.

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peripateticism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    Aristotelianism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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architecture

  • noun an architectural product or work
  • noun the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
    • architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use

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medical_building

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    healthcare facility; health facility.

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royal_academy

  • noun an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain
    Royal Academy of Arts.

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james_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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ethical

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
    • ethical codes
    • ethical theories
  • adjective conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
    • an ethical lawyer
    • ethical medical practice
    • an ethical problem
    • had no ethical objection to drinking
    • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

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knowledgeableness

  • noun wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    initiation; knowledgeability.
    • his knowledgeability impressed me
    • his dullness was due to lack of initiation

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olympiad

  • noun one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC
  • noun the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
    Olympics; Olympic Games.

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savant

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; pundit; learned person.

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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church_father

  • noun (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Father of the Church; Father.

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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flavius_josephus

  • noun Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
    Josephus; Joseph ben Matthias.

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us_military_academy

  • noun a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Army
    United States Military Academy.

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gaming_house

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gambling hell; gambling den; gambling house.

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cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Ernst Cassirer.

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usance

  • noun the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
  • noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    use of goods and services; use; economic consumption; consumption.
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily

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lunar_time_period

  • noun there are usually two high and two low tides each day
    tide.

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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lorenzo_de'medici

  • noun Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492)
    Lorenzo the Magnificent.

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classical_scholar

  • noun a student of ancient Greek and Latin
    classicist.

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health_facility

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    medical building; healthcare facility.

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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equalitarian

  • noun a person who believes in the equality of all people
    egalitarian.

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opium_den

  • noun a building where opium is sold and used

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bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Henri Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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sir_rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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department_of_education

  • noun the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
    Education Department; Education.

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benjamin_jowett

  • noun English classical scholar noted for his translations of Plato and Aristotle (1817-1893)
    Jowett.

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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maria_montesorri

  • noun Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
    Montessori.

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transfer_of_training

  • noun application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
    transfer; carry-over.

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bimillenary

  • noun the 2000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    bimillennium.
  • noun a span of 2000 years
    bimillennium.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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aristotelianism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    peripateticism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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hospitalization

  • noun a period of time when you are confined to a hospital
    • now they try to shorten the patient's hospitalization
  • noun the condition of being treated as a patient in a hospital
    • he hoped to avoid the expense of hospitalization

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school_day

  • noun any day on which school is in session
    • go to bed early because tomorrow is a school day
  • noun the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session
    school; schooltime.
    • stay after school
    • he didn't miss a single day of school
    • when the school day was done we would walk home together

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samuel_rawson_gardiner

  • noun British historian remembered for his ten-volume history of England (1829-1902)
    Gardiner.

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lucretius

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Titus Lucretius Carus.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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physician

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; doc; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

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twelvemonth

  • noun a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
    yr; year.
    • she is 4 years old
    • in the year 1920

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ibn-sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Avicenna.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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cardinal_bellarmine

  • noun Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
    Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine; Bellarmine; Bellarmino.

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salutatory

  • noun an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
    salutatory oration; salutatory address.

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sophistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to sophists
  • adjective satellite plausible but misleading
    sophistical.

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intellect

  • noun knowledge and intellectual ability
    mind.
    • he reads to improve his mind
    • he has a keen intellect
  • noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    reason; understanding.
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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enlistment

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    hitch; tour; term of enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

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newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Paul Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.
  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    John Henry Newman; Cardinal Newman.

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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ethical_motive

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; morals; morality.

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cornelis_jansen

  • noun a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
    Jansen; Cornelius Jansenius.

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militaristic

  • adjective satellite imbued with militarism

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eclectic_method

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclecticism.

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schooltime

  • noun the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session
    school day; school.
    • stay after school
    • he didn't miss a single day of school
    • when the school day was done we would walk home together
  • noun the time of life when you are going to school
    schooldays.

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school_of_nursing

  • noun a school for training nurses
    nursing school.

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machiavelli

  • noun a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    Niccolo Machiavelli.

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realness

  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realism; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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charles_sanders_peirce

  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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academic

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; faculty member.
  • adjective associated with academia or an academy
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns

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platonic_year

  • noun time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
    great year.

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auguste_comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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consciousness

  • noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    • he lost consciousness
  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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sophist

  • noun any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
  • noun someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    casuist.

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hegelian

  • noun a follower of the thought of Hegel
  • adjective of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy

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herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Johann Gottfried von Herder.
  • noun someone who drives a herd
    drover; herdsman.

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alum

  • noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
    ammonia alum; ammonium alum.
  • noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
    potash alum; potassium alum.

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science_teacher

  • noun someone who teaches science

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alfred_thayer_mahan

  • noun United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
    Mahan.

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loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Ignatius of Loyola; St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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political_leader

  • noun a person active in party politics
    pol; politician; politico.

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calvinist

  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Genevan.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinistical.

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junior_school

  • noun British school for children aged 7-11

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long_run

  • noun a period of time sufficient for factors to work themselves out
    long haul.
    • in the long run we will win
    • in the long run we will all be dead
    • he performed well over the long haul

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empedocles

  • noun Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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edward_pusey

  • noun English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
    Edward Bouverie Pusey; Pusey.

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richard_hooker

  • noun English theologian (1554-1600)
    Hooker.

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aristotelean

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelian.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelic; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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government_building

  • noun a building that houses a branch of government

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anaximander

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

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john_hope_franklin

  • noun United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
    Franklin.

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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jansen

  • noun a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
    Cornelis Jansen; Cornelius Jansenius.

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dale_carnegie

  • noun United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)
    Carnegie.

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esthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    aesthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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aristotle

  • noun one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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secondary_modern_school

  • noun a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education

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varro

  • noun Roman scholar (116-27 BC)
    Marcus Terentius Varro.

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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genevan

  • noun a native or resident of Geneva
  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Calvinist.

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titus_livius

  • noun Roman historian whose history of Rome filled 142 volumes (of which only 35 survive) including the earliest history of the war with Hannibal (59 BC to AD 17)
    Livy.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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moynihan

  • noun United States politician and educator (1927-2003)
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

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abstrusity

  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; profoundness; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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insistence

  • noun continual and persistent demands
    insisting.
  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; imperativeness.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters

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critique

  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critical review; review; review article.
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    criticism.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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lord_macaulay

  • noun English historian noted for his history of England (1800-1859)
    Macaulay; First Baron Macaulay; Thomas Babington Macaulay.

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library

  • noun a room where books are kept
    • they had brandy in the library
  • noun a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

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karl_popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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daytime

  • noun the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
    daylight; day.
    • the dawn turned night into day
    • it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime

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memorisation

  • noun learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
    memorization; committal to memory.
    • the actor's memorization of his lines

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lao-zi

  • noun Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC)
    Lao-tzu; Lao-tse.

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education_department

  • noun the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
    Education; Department of Education.

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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giorgio_vasari

  • noun Italian painter and art historian (1511-1574)
    Vasari.

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hereditarianism

  • noun the philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth

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dental

  • noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
    alveolar; dental consonant; alveolar consonant.
  • adjective of or relating to the teeth
    • dental floss

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marcus_terentius_varro

  • noun Roman scholar (116-27 BC)
    Varro.

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anagram

  • noun a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
  • verb read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
    anagrammatize; anagrammatise.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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doctor's_degree

  • noun one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
    doctorate.

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leibniz

  • noun German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
    Leibnitz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz.

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elizabeth_palmer_peabody

  • noun educator who founded the first kindergarten in the United States (1804-1894)
    Elizabeth Peabody; Peabody.

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high_school

  • noun a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    senior high school; senior high; high; highschool.
    • he goes to the neighborhood highschool

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united_states_naval_academy

  • noun a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Navy
    US Naval Academy.

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duke

  • noun a British peer of the highest rank
  • noun a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank

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digestion

  • noun the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  • noun the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body

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facility

  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    installation.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; adroitness.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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honeymoon

  • noun a holiday taken by a newly married couple
  • noun the early (usually calm and harmonious) period of a relationship; business or political

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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sir_francis_bacon

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Baron Verulam; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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gregory

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.
  • noun Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
    Gregory XVI; Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari.

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internalisation

  • noun learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    internalization; incorporation.

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socinus

  • noun Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
    Fausto Paolo Sozzini; Faustus Socinus.

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eolithic

  • noun the earliest part of the Stone Age marked by the earliest signs of human culture
    Eolithic Age.
  • adjective of or relating to the earliest period of the Stone Age (characterized by the use of eoliths)

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scholarly_person

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    bookman; scholar; student.

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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valedictory

  • noun a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    valedictory address; valedictory oration; valediction.
  • adjective of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
    • a valedictory address
    • valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course
    • a suitable valedictory gesture

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edward_bouverie_pusey

  • noun English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
    Edward Pusey; Pusey.

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eusebius_of_caesarea

  • noun Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
    Eusebius.

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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philipp_melanchthon

  • noun German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
    Philipp Schwarzerd; Melanchthon.

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eckhart

  • noun German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
    Meister Eckhart; Johannes Eckhart.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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avicenna

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; ibn-Sina.

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january

  • noun the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
    Jan.

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assistant_professor

  • noun a teacher or lower rank than an associate professor

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incorporation

  • noun consolidating two or more things; union in (or into) one body
  • noun learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    internalisation; internalization.

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evaluative

  • adjective satellite exercising or involving careful evaluations
    appraising.
    • looked him over with an appraising eye
    • the literary judge uses many evaluative terms

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continuance

  • noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    continuation.
  • noun the period of time during which something continues
    duration.

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abu_ali_al-husain_ibn_abdallah_ibn_sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    ibn-Sina; Avicenna.

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nicolas_de_malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Malebranche.

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rudolf_karl_bultmann

  • noun a Lutheran theologian in Germany (1884-1976)
    Bultmann; Rudolf Bultmann.

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panofsky

  • noun art historian (1892-1968)
    Erwin Panofsky.

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pedagogue

  • noun someone who educates young people
    pedagog; educator.

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prayer

  • noun the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
    supplication.
    • the priest sank to his knees in prayer
  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    orison; petition.

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stone_age

  • noun (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements

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kantian

  • adjective of or relating to Immanuel Kant or his philosophy

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elapsed_time

  • noun the time that elapses while some event is occurring

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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math_teacher

  • noun someone who teaches mathematics
    mathematics teacher.

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george_macaulay_trevelyan

  • noun English historian and son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan whose works include a social history of England and a biography of Garibaldi (1876-1962)
    Trevelyan.

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company

  • noun an institution created to conduct business
    • he only invests in large well-established companies
    • he started the company in his garage
  • noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons

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heyday

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; flush; bloom.

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james_augustus_henry_murray

  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Johann Friedrich Herbart.

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military_academy

  • noun an academy for training military officers

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mathematics_teacher

  • noun someone who teaches mathematics
    math teacher.

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epipaleolithic

  • noun middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
    Mesolithic; Mesolithic Age.

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muse

  • noun the source of an artist's inspiration
    • Euterpe was his muse
  • noun in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science

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albert_camus

  • noun French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
    Camus.

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weekend

  • noun a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday
  • verb spend the weekend

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senior

  • noun an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
  • noun a person who is older than you are
    elder.

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vedanga

  • noun Vedic texts from the fifth and fourth centuries BC dealing with phonetics and ritual injunctions and linguistics and grammar and etymology and lexicography and prosody and astronomy and astrology

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schola_cantorum

  • noun a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education
    choir school.

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police_academy

  • noun an academy for training police officers

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lustrum

  • noun a period of five years
  • noun a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census

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school_teacher

  • noun a teacher in a school below the college level
    schoolteacher.

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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extra_time

  • noun playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
    overtime.

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comprehensive_school

  • noun a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities
    composite school.

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martin_heidegger

  • noun German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)
    Heidegger.

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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mary_mcleod_bethune

  • noun United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
    Bethune.

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eating_place

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating house; eatery; restaurant.

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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clotting_time

  • noun the time it takes for a sample of blood to clot; used to diagnose some clotting disorders

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erasmus

  • noun Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    Geert Geerts; Gerhard Gerhards; Desiderius Erasmus.

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chair

  • noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back
    • he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down
  • noun the position of professor
    professorship.
    • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

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idealism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
  • noun impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

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naive_realism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
    realism.

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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millenary

  • noun the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    millennium.
  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millennium.

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naismith

  • noun United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)
    James Naismith.

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homiletics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
  • noun the art of preaching

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rationality

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; reasonableness.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
    rationalness.

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kabbalist

  • noun an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
    cabalist.
  • noun a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
    Cabalist.

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bagnio

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.
  • noun a building containing public baths
    bathhouse.

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wycliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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brothel

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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gambling_house

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gaming house; gambling hell; gambling den.

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hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    David Hartley.

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travel_time

  • noun a period of time spent traveling
    • workers were not paid for their travel time between home and factory

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watts

  • noun English poet and theologian (1674-1748)
    Isaac Watts.
  • noun a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
    watt; W.

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tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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imprinting

  • noun a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established
  • verb establish or impress firmly in the mind
    imprint; form.
    • We imprint our ideas onto our children

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eating

  • noun the act of consuming food
    feeding.
  • verb take in solid food
    eat.
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?

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catholic_school

  • noun a parochial school maintained by the Catholic Church

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infant_school

  • noun British school for children aged 5-7

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irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Saint Irenaeus; St. Irenaeus.

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annals

  • noun reports of the work of a society or learned body etc
  • noun a chronological account of events in successive years
    chronological record.

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popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Karl Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.
  • noun a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

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husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Edmund Husserl.

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principal

  • noun the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; head teacher.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

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gazebo

  • noun a small roofed building affording shade and rest
    summerhouse.

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st._irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Irenaeus; Saint Irenaeus.

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schoolman

  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
    academician.
  • noun a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
    medieval Schoolman.

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house_of_god

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    place of worship; house of worship; house of prayer.

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hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Mark Hopkins.
  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Johns Hopkins.

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graduation_exercise

  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    commencement ceremony; commencement; graduation; commencement exercise.

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teacher

  • noun a person whose occupation is teaching
    instructor.
  • noun a personified abstraction that teaches
    • books were his teachers
    • experience is a demanding teacher

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study_hall

  • noun a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study
  • noun a classroom reserved for study

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grade_school

  • noun a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
    elementary school; primary school; grammar school.

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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special_education

  • noun education of physically or mentally handicapped children whose needs cannot be met in an ordinary classroom

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john_witherspoon

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)
    Witherspoon.

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institute

  • noun an association organized to promote art or science or education
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish.
    • establish a new department

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correspondence_school

  • noun a school that teaches nonresident students by mail

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eclecticism

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclectic method.

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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eclecticist

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclectic.

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baron_wilhelm_von_humboldt

  • noun German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt; Humboldt.

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morals

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morality.
  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson; moral.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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erudite

  • adjective satellite having or showing profound knowledge
    learned.
    • a learned jurist
    • an erudite professor

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mesolithic_age

  • noun middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
    Epipaleolithic; Mesolithic.

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committal

  • noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    consignment; commitment.
  • noun the act of committing a crime
    commission; perpetration.

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mesolithic

  • noun middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
    Epipaleolithic; Mesolithic Age.
  • adjective of or relating to a middle period of the Stone Age (following the paleolithic)

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semiology

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiotics.

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ecclesiology

  • noun the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church

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medical_student

  • noun a student in medical school
    medico.

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eruditeness

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    encyclopaedism; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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august

  • noun the month following July and preceding September
    Aug.
  • adjective satellite of or befitting a lord
    lordly; grand.
    • heir to a lordly fortune
    • of august lineage

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decennary

  • noun a period of 10 years
    decennium; decade.

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erasmian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Erasmus

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crammer

  • noun a student who crams
  • noun a teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations

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stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    Jimmy Stewart; James Maitland Stewart.
  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Dugald Stewart.

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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rasmus_christian_rask

  • noun Danish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
    Rask.

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prep

  • noun preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
    preparation; homework.

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beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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october

  • noun the month following September and preceding November
    Oct.

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bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; 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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curriculum

  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; program; programme.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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hyperscholastic

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assimilation

  • noun the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
  • noun the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
    absorption.

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academician

  • noun someone elected to honorary membership in an academy
  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
    schoolman.

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kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.

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st._beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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st._bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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ibn

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locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    John Locke.

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half-life

  • noun the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)
    half life.

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soren_aabye_kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Kierkegaard.

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catechist

  • noun one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)

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baruch_de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; de Spinoza; Spinoza.

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nursing

  • noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
  • noun the profession of a nurse

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ambrosian

  • adjective of or by or relating to Saint Ambrose
    • Ambrosian chants
  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
    ambrosial; nectarous.
    • a nectarous drink
    • ambrosial food

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theologiser

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologist.

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doctor_of_the_church

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    Doctor.
    • the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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valedictorian

  • noun the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
    valedictory speaker.

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hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    David Hume.

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schoolman

  • noun a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
    medieval Schoolman.
  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
    academician.

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bibliographical

  • adjective relating to or dealing with bibliography
    bibliographic.

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c._vann_woodward

  • noun United States historian (1908-1999)
    <