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Ch. 9 History Vocab.

vault curved structure of stone or concrete forming a ceiling or roof.
satire work that pokes fun at human weaknesses.
ode poem that expresses strong emotions about life.
anatomy the study of body structure.
Forum open space in Rome that served as a marketplace and public square.
gladiator in ancient Rome, a person who fought animals and other people as public entertainment.
paterfamilias "father of the family"; name for the father as head of the household in ancient Rome.
rhetoric public speaking.
plague disease that spreads quickly and kills many people.
inflation period of rapidly increasing prices.
barter to exchange goods without using money.
reform change that tries to bring about an improvement.
mosaic picture made from many bits of colored glass, tile, or stone.
saint Christian holy person.
regent person who acts as a temporary ruler.
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