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religion believing in a self-sufficient lifestyle that rejects influences of modern life Amish
French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951) Andre Gide , Andre Paul Guillaume Gide , Gide
Flemish surgeon who is considered the father of modern anatomy (1514-1564) Andreas Vesalius , Vesalius
Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat animated oat , Avene sterilis , wild red oat
French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794) Antoine Laurent Lavoisier , Antoine Lavoisier , Lavoisier
Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737) Antonio Stradivari , Antonius Stradivarius , Stradivari , Stradivarius
part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain) apron , forestage , proscenium
landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their n Armenia , Hayastan , Republic of Armenia
ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq Ashur , Assur , Asur
Turkish statesman who abolished the caliphate and founded Turkey as a modern secular state (1881-1938) Ataturk , Kemal Ataturk , Kemal Pasha , Mustafa Kemal
German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914) August Friedrich Leopold Weismann , Weismann
modern, extremely avant-garde , futuristic
word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian) balagan
Italian anatomist who was one of the fathers of modern anatomy; noted for descriptions of the ear and the heart (1520-1574) Bartolommeo Eustachio , Eustachio
United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop) beat generation , beatniks , beats
early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940) bebop , bop
German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624) Behmen , Boehm , Boehme , Bohme , Jakob Behmen , Jakob Boehm , Jakob Boehme , Jakob Bohme
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) Bonhoeffer , Dietrich Bonhoeffer
ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital Byzantium
capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom capital of Israel , Jerusalem
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