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henrik_ibsen

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

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gloomy_dean

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Inge; William Ralph Inge.

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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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visual_image

  • noun a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    visualization; visualisation.
  • noun a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
    visual percept.

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saint_christopher

  • noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
    St. Christopher; Christopher.
  • noun the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
    St. Christopher; St. Kitts; Saint Kitts.

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john_robinson_jeffers

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

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emily_dickinson

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

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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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plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Sylvia Plath.

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delibes

  • noun French composer of operas (1836-1891)
    Leo Delibes; Clement Philibert Leo Delibes.

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schonberg

  • noun United States composer and musical theorist (born in Austria) who developed atonal composition (1874-1951)
    Arnold Schoenberg; Arnold Schonberg; Schoenberg.

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engineering_science

  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering; applied science; technology.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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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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william_morris

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

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matthew_arnold

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

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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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tallis

  • noun English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)
    Thomas Tallis.
  • noun (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
    tallith; prayer shawl.

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ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Saint Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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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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predestinarianism

  • noun the belief or doctrine of predestinarians

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honor

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; laurels.

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gautama_siddhartha

  • noun founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
    Siddhartha; Buddha; Gautama; Gautama Buddha.

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rudolf_karl_bultmann

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

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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modest_petrovich_moussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Moussorgsky; Modest Moussorgsky.

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shevchenko

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

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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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tchaikovsky

  • noun important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
    Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky; Peter Tchaikovsky; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

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preacher

  • noun someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
    preacher man; sermonizer; sermoniser.

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matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.
  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
    Gospel According to Matthew.

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

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

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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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aram_kachaturian

  • noun Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978)
    Kachaturian.

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saint-saens

  • noun French pianist and composer (1835-1921)
    Charles Camille Saint-Saens.

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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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lutheranism

  • noun teachings of Martin Luther emphasizing the cardinal doctrine of justification by faith alone

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system_of_logic

  • noun a system of reasoning
    logical system; logic.

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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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max_bruch

  • noun German composer (1838-1920)
    Bruch.

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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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crispin

  • noun patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
    St. Crispin; Saint Crispin.

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christological

  • adjective of or relating to Christology

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will_durant

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

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sir_philip_sidney

  • noun English poet (1554-1586)
    Sidney.

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alchemist

  • noun one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone

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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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macleish

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

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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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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visualiser

  • noun one whose prevailing mental imagery is visual
    visualizer.

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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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george_frederick_handel

  • noun a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
    Georg Friedrich Handel; George Frideric Handel; Handel.

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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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communication_theory

  • noun the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
    communications.
    • communications is his major field of study

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thespis

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

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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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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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bellini

  • noun Italian composer of operas (1801-1835)
    Vincenzo Bellini.

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john_dryden

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

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william_christopher_handy

  • noun United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
    W. C. Handy; Handy.

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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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dame_edith_louisa_sitwell

  • noun English poet (1887-1964)
    Sitwell; Dame Edith Sitwell.

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gustav_mahler

  • noun Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
    Mahler.

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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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modest_moussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Moussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky.

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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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peter_ilich_tchaikovsky

  • noun important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
    Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky; Peter Tchaikovsky; Pyotr Tchaikovsky; Tchaikovsky.

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henry_purcell

  • noun English organist at Westminster Abbey and composer of many theatrical pieces (1659-1695)
    Purcell.

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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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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brahms

  • noun German composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)
    Johannes Brahms.
  • noun the music of Brahms
    • Brahms was included in the program

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respighi

  • noun Italian composer remembered for his symphonic poems (1879-1936)
    Ottorino Respighi.

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fakir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; faqir; faquir.

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apologetics

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

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vow

  • noun a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
    • they took vows of poverty
  • verb make a vow; promise
    • He vowed never to drink alcohol again

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william_schwenk_gilbert

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

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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boehme

  • noun German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)
    Jakob Boehm; Jakob Bohme; Behmen; Jakob Boehme; Bohme; Boehm; Jakob Behmen.

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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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robert_burns

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

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mary_magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalen.

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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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giacomo_meyerbeer

  • noun German composer of operas in a style that influenced Richard Wagner (1791-1864)
    Jakob Liebmann Beer; Meyerbeer.

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ulrich_zwingli

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

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hindemith

  • noun German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
    Paul Hindemith.

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abbott_lawrence_lowell

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

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rainer_maria_rilke

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

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st._david

  • noun patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
    Saint David; David.

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liberal_arts

  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    arts; humanistic discipline; humanities.
    • the college of arts and sciences

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ottorino_respighi

  • noun Italian composer remembered for his symphonic poems (1879-1936)
    Respighi.

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vinogradoff

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

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st._dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    Dominic; Saint Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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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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giambattista_marini

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

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giambattista_marino

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

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saint_james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; St. James.

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baron_lloyd_webber_of_sydmonton

  • noun English composer of many successful musicals (some in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice) (born in 1948)
    Lloyd Webber; Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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st._leo_i

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo the Great; Leo I.

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giambattista_lulli

  • noun French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
    Jean Baptiste Lully; Lulli; Lully.

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gospeler

  • noun a preacher of the Christian gospel
    revivalist; evangelist; gospeller.

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francois_villon

  • noun French poet (flourished around 1460)
    Villon.

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fausto_paolo_sozzini

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

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theologian

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

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keats

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

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arendt

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

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barber

  • noun United States composer (1910-1981)
    Samuel Barber.
  • noun a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

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stephen_michael_reich

  • noun United States composer (born in 1936)
    Steve Reich; Reich.

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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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burns

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

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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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charles_camille_saint-saens

  • noun French pianist and composer (1835-1921)
    Saint-Saens.

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songwriter

  • noun a composer of words or music for popular songs
    ballad maker; songster.

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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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angelology

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with angels

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hermeneutics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

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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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schoenberg

  • noun United States composer and musical theorist (born in Austria) who developed atonal composition (1874-1951)
    Arnold Schoenberg; Arnold Schonberg; Schonberg.

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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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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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hans_arp

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

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encyclopaedist

  • noun a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    encyclopedist.

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kriss_kringle

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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mikhail_glinka

  • noun Russian composer (1804-1857)
    Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Glinka.

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sir_john_suckling

  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Suckling.

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sir_william_walton

  • noun English composer (1902-1983)
    Sir William Turner Walton; Walton; William Walton.

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apotheosis

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; ideal; saint; nonpareil.
  • noun the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    exaltation; deification.

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the_nazarene

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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gymnosophist

  • noun member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy (especially nudism)

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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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edwin_arlington_robinson

  • noun United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
    Robinson.

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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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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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hoffmannsthal

  • noun German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929)
    Hugo von Hoffmannsthal.

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wyat

  • noun English poet who introduced the sonnet form to English literature (1503-1542)
    Wyatt; Sir Thomas Wyatt; Sir Thomas Wyat.

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catholicity

  • noun the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
    Catholicism.
  • noun the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
    universality.

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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muller

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    ruminator; muser; ponderer.
  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.

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scientific_discipline

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    science.
    • the science of genetics

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organized_religion

  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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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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saint_anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    St. Anselm; Anselm.

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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wesleyanism

  • noun evangelical principles taught by John Wesley
    Wesleyism.

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bruckner

  • noun Austrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896)
    Anton Bruckner.

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lasso

  • noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
    Orlando di Lasso; Roland de Lassus.
  • noun a long noosed rope used to catch animals
    reata; lariat; riata.

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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william_of_ockham

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

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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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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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fantasy

  • noun imagination unrestricted by reality
    phantasy.
    • a schoolgirl fantasy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    phantasy.
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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philologue

  • noun a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
    philologist.

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piston

  • noun United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
    Walter Piston.
  • noun mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
    plunger.

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louis_ix

  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    St. Louis; Saint Louis.

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historiography

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

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nielsen

  • noun Danish composer (1865-1931)
    Carl August Nielsen; Carl Nielsen.

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mcguffey

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

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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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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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francis_turner_palgrave

  • noun English poet (1824-1897)
    Palgrave.

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puritanism

  • noun the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
  • noun strictness and austerity in conduct and religion

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georges_enesco

  • noun Romanian violinist and composer (1881-1955)
    Enesco; George Enescu.

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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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john_greenleaf_whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    Whittier.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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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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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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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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horace_walpole

  • noun English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
    Walpole; Horatio Walpole; Fourth Earl of Orford.

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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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donatism

  • noun a schismatic Christian religion in northern Africa from the 4th to the 7th century; held that only those who led a blameless life belonged in the church or could administer the sacraments

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teasdale

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

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bentham

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

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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john_amos_comenius

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

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jakob_behmen

  • noun German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)
    Jakob Boehm; Jakob Bohme; Behmen; Jakob Boehme; Boehme; Bohme; Boehm.

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ology

  • noun an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

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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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donatist

  • noun an adherent of Donatism
  • adjective of or relating to Donatism

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seer

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; illusionist.
  • noun an observer who perceives visually
    • an incurable seer of movies

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gregorian_chant

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; plainsong.

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allen_ginsberg

  • noun United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
    Ginsberg.

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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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broody

  • noun a domestic hen ready to brood
    broody hen; sitter; setting hen; brood hen.
  • adjective satellite physiologically ready to incubate eggs
    • a broody hen

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elizabeth_barrett_browning

  • noun English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
    Browning.

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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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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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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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democritus

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

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educator

  • noun someone who educates young people
    pedagog; pedagogue.

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mormonism

  • noun the doctrines and practices of the Mormon Church based on the Book of Mormon

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giacomo_puccini

  • noun Italian operatic composer noted for the dramatic realism of his operas (1858-1924)
    Puccini.

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evangelicalism

  • noun stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation

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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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phantasy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    fantasy; illusion; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    fantasy.
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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verlaine

  • noun French symbolist poet (1844-1896)
    Paul Verlaine.

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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saint_peter_the_apostle

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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mead

  • noun United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
    Margaret Mead.
  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    George Herbert Mead.

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mahler

  • noun Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
    Gustav Mahler.

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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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skeptic

  • noun someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
    sceptic; doubter.

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canonization

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonisation.

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alcaeus

  • noun Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)

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carew

  • noun Englishman and Cavalier poet whose lyric poetry was favored by Charles I (1595-1639)
    Thomas Carew.

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pope

  • noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    Roman Catholic Pope; pontiff; Catholic Pope; Vicar of Christ; Holy Father; Bishop of Rome.
  • noun English poet and satirist (1688-1744)
    Alexander Pope.

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zinzendorf

  • noun German theologian (1700-1760)
    Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf.

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weill

  • noun German composer; collaborated with Bertolt Brecht (1900-1950)
    Kurt Weill.

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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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polemics

  • noun the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors
  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemic; polemist; polemicist.

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oneiromancer

  • noun someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams

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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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stravinsky

  • noun composer who was born in Russia but lived in the United States after 1939 (1882-1971)
    Igor Stravinsky; Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.
  • noun the music of Stravinsky
    • Stravinsky no longer causes riots in the streets

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whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    John Greenleaf Whittier.

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honegger

  • noun Swiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
    Arthur Honegger.

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musset

  • noun French poet and writer (1810-1857)
    Alfred de Musset; Louis Charles Alfred de Musset.

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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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benjamin_britten

  • noun major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913-1976)
    Edward Benjamin Britten; Lord Britten of Aldeburgh; Britten.

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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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elegist

  • noun the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead

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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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clever_clogs

  • noun an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
    clever Dick.

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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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saint_bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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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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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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saint_ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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deanship

  • noun the position or office of a dean
    deanery.

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butler

  • noun a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
    pantryman.
  • noun English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)
    Samuel Butler.

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carl_nielsen

  • noun Danish composer (1865-1931)
    Nielsen; Carl August Nielsen.

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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victor-marie_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Hugo.

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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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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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exponent

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; advocate.
  • noun someone who expounds and interprets or explains

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johann_eck

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

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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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presbyterianism

  • noun the doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church: based in Calvinism

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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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paul_verlaine

  • noun French symbolist poet (1844-1896)
    Verlaine.

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saint_boniface

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith.

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anton_rubenstein

  • noun Russian composer and pianist (1829-1894)
    Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein; Anton Gregor Rubinstein; Rubinstein.

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tasso

  • noun Italian poet who wrote an epic poem about the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade (1544-1595)
    Torquato Tasso.

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cage

  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    coop.
  • noun something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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gautama

  • noun founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
    Siddhartha; Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Siddhartha.

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leo_i

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo the Great; St. Leo I.

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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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idealogue

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; theoriser; theorizer.

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visualization

  • noun a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    visualisation; visual image.

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vachel_lindsay

  • noun United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)
    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; Lindsay.

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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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klopstock

  • noun German poet (1724-1803)
    Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.

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classical_scholar

  • noun a student of ancient Greek and Latin
    classicist.

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st._anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    Saint Anselm; Anselm.

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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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thomson

  • noun United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)
    Virgil Garnett Thomson; Virgil Thomson.
  • noun United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
    Elihu Thomson.

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comenius

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

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cowper

  • noun English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709)
    William Cowper.
  • noun English poet who wrote hymns and poetry about nature (1731-1800)
    William Cowper.

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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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moussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky; Modest Moussorgsky.

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corelli

  • noun Italian violinist and composer of violin concertos (1653-1713)
    Arcangelo Corelli.

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telemann

  • noun German baroque composer (1681-1767)
    Georg Philipp Telemann.

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protology

  • noun the study of origins and first things
    • To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity

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vergil

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

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sigmund_romberg

  • noun United States composer (born in Hungary) who composed operettas (1887-1951)
    Romberg.

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pablo_neruda

  • noun Chilean poet (1904-1973)
    Reyes; Neftali Ricardo Reyes; Neruda.

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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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st._lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    Saint Lawrence; Laurentius; Lawrence.
  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; Saint Lawrence; St. Lawrence River.

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bernstein

  • noun United States conductor and composer (1918-1990)
    Leonard Bernstein.

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chavez

  • noun Mexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978)
    Carlos Chavez.
  • noun United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)
    Cesar Estrada Chavez; Cesar Chavez.

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adventism

  • noun any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
    Second Adventism.

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lambert

  • noun a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
    L.
  • noun English composer and conductor (1905-1951)
    Constant Lambert; Leonard Constant Lambert.

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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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friedrich_gottlieb_klopstock

  • noun German poet (1724-1803)
    Klopstock.

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adventist

  • noun a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
    Second Adventist.

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edward_fitzgerald

  • noun English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
    Fitzgerald.

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william_wordsworth

  • noun a romantic English poet whose work was inspired by the Lake District where he spent most of his life (1770-1850)
    Wordsworth.

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lloyd_webber

  • noun English composer of many successful musicals (some in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice) (born in 1948)
    Baron Lloyd Webber of Sydmonton; Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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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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boulez

  • noun French composer of serial music (born in 1925)
    Pierre Boulez.

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figuration

  • noun representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory
  • noun decorating with a design

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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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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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bard_of_avon

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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st._george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    George; Saint George.

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picturing

  • noun visual imagery
    envisioning.
  • noun visual representation as by photography or painting
    pictorial representation.

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erik_alfred_leslie_satie

  • noun French composer noted for his experimentalism and rejection of Romanticism (1866-1925)
    Erik Satie; Satie.

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saul_of_tarsus

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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thomas

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

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salutatory

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

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st._jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude; Jude.

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lehar

  • noun Hungarian composer of light operas (1870-1948)
    Franz Lehar.

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astrologist

  • noun someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
    astrologer.

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st._john_chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    John Chrysostom.

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ruminator

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    muser; muller; ponderer.

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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; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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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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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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cornelis_jansen

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

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blitzstein

  • noun United States pianist and composer of operas and musical plays (1905-1964)
    Marc Blitzstein.

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plainsong

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; Gregorian chant.

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st._baeda

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

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sergei_rachmaninov

  • noun composer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)
    Rachmaninoff; Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Rachmaninov; Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov.

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morris

  • noun United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
    Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris; Esther Morris.
  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    William Morris.

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machiavelli

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

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manuel_de_falla

  • noun Spanish composer and pianist (1876-1946)
    Falla.

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saint_edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    Edward the Martyr; St. Edward the Martyr.

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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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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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claudio_monteverdi

  • noun Italian composer (1567-1643)
    Monteverdi.

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modest_petrovich_mussorgsky

  • noun Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
    Modest Mussorgsky; Mussorgsky; Moussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky; Modest Moussorgsky.

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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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sermoniser

  • noun someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
    preacher; preacher man; sermonizer.

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edgar_allan_poe

  • noun United States writer and poet (1809-1849)
    Poe.

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st._christopher

  • noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
    Saint Christopher; Christopher.
  • noun the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
    Saint Christopher; St. Kitts; Saint Kitts.

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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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hallow

  • verb render holy by means of religious rites
    bless; consecrate; sanctify.

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jew

  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Israelite; Hebrew.

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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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faqir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; fakir; faquir.

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calvinism

  • noun the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

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paul_hindemith

  • noun German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
    Hindemith.

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alfred_thayer_mahan

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

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offenbach

  • noun French composer of many operettas and an opera (1819-1880)
    Jacques Offenbach.

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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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rumination

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    • ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination

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gerard_manley_hopkins

  • noun English poet (1844-1889)
    Hopkins.

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kachaturian

  • noun Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978)
    Aram Kachaturian.

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liturgics

  • noun the study of liturgies
    liturgiology.

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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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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cardinal_bellarmine

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

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arp

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

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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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giovanni_di_bernardone

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis; Francis of Assisi; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.

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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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simon_the_canaanite

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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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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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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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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francis_of_assisi

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.

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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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saint_andrew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Andrew; St. Andrew.

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francis_poulenc

  • noun French pianist and composer (1899-1963)
    Poulenc.

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warren

  • noun United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
    Robert Penn Warren.
  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Earl Warren.

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saint_teresa_of_avila

  • noun Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
    Teresa of Avila.

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varro

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

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dean

  • noun an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Byron Dean; James Dean.

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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gambling_system

  • noun a system of rules for placing bets that is believed to lead to winning
    • he has a perfect gambling system at roulette

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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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edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    St. Edward the Martyr; Saint Edward the Martyr.

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moynihan

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

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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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ponderer

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    ruminator; muser; muller.

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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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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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stefan_wyszynski

  • noun Polish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)
    Wyszynski.

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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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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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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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marcus_terentius_varro

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

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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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apostle_paul

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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kern

  • noun United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
    Jerome Kern; Jerome David Kern.
  • noun the part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body

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suckling

  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Sir John Suckling.
  • noun an infant considered in relation to its nurse
    nursling; nurseling.

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noyes

  • noun English poet (1880-1958)
    Alfred Noyes.

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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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johann_strauss

  • noun Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899)
    Strauss the Younger; Strauss.
  • noun Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
    Strauss the Elder; Strauss.

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sylvia_plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Plath.

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cantus_firmus

  • noun a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition

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puzzle

  • noun a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
    puzzler; mystifier; teaser.
    • he loved to solve chessmate puzzles
    • that's a real puzzler
  • noun a game that tests your ingenuity

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profession

  • noun the body of people in a learned occupation
    • the news spread rapidly through the medical profession
    • they formed a community of scientists
  • noun an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

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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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schnabel

  • noun United States composer (born in Austria) and pianist noted for his interpretations of the works of Mozart and Beethoven and Schubert (1882-1951)
    Artur Schnabel.

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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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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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horatio_walpole

  • noun English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
    Walpole; Fourth Earl of Orford; Horace Walpole.

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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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st._matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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jesuitry

  • noun the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
    Jesuitism.

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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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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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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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laurentius

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Lawrence.

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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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saint_patrick

  • noun Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
    Patrick; St. Patrick.

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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; Eliezer Wiesel.

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dowser

  • noun someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
    water witch; rhabdomancer.
  • noun forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
    dowsing rod; water finder; divining rod; waterfinder.

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decoder

  • noun the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
    decipherer.
  • noun a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language

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pierre_corneille

  • noun French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
    Corneille.

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genealogy

  • noun successive generations of kin
    family tree.
  • noun the study or investigation of ancestry and family history

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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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schubert

  • noun Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
    Franz Peter Schubert; Franz Schubert; Franz Seraph Peter Schubert.

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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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nicolas_de_malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Malebranche.

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liberal

  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    progressive; liberalist.
  • noun a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

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pontiff

  • noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    Roman Catholic Pope; pope; Catholic Pope; Vicar of Christ; Holy Father; Bishop of Rome.

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icon

  • noun (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    picture; image; ikon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

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franciscan

  • noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
    Grey Friar.
  • adjective of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him
    • Franciscan monks

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arthur_honegger

  • noun Swiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
    Honegger.

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vincenzo_bellini

  • noun Italian composer of operas (1801-1835)
    Bellini.

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rimbaud

  • noun French poet whose work influenced the surrealists (1854-1891)
    Jean Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud; Arthur Rimbaud.

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pedagogue

  • noun someone who educates young people
    pedagog; educator.

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jerome_kern

  • noun United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
    Kern; Jerome David Kern.

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accounting

  • noun a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
    • he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions
  • noun a system that provides quantitative information about finances

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nonpareil

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint.
  • noun colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

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