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What does feudalism mean?

The feudal system.

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What does fiefdom mean?

A piece of land under a person's control.

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What does status quo mean?

The existing way of doing things.

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What does humanism mean?

A system of thought that centres on humans and their values, potential, and worth; concerned with the needs and welfare of humans.

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What does vellum mean?

Fine parchment made from the hide of calves.

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What does vernacular mean?

Local, common, or native, referring in particular languages.

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What does contemporary mean?

Of the time.

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What does perspective mean?

The artistic technique of showing depth and three-dimensional surface.

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What does trinity mean?

A Christian belief that God consists of three parts, the father, the son, and the Hoy Spirit.

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What does crucifixion mean?

Putting to death by fastening to a cross.

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What does flemish mean?

The language and nationality of the powerful medieval principality of Flanders, now divided among Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

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What does heresy mean?

An opinion against the beliefs of a given religion.

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What does utopia mean?

A perfect world.

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What does discipline mean?

A branch or category of learning or study.

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What does quality of life mean?

The sense of safety,comfort, security, health, and happiness that a person has in his or her life.

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What does capitalist society mean?

An economic system that depends on private investment and making a profit.

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What does secular mean?

Having to do with physical things; the opposite of spiritual.

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What does rhetoric mean?

The art of persuasive speaking and writing.

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What does logic mean?

The science or reasoning and proving arguments.