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WH Unit 7 GSE-CCHS

TermDefinition
humanism an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Stresses the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek rational ways of solving human problems.
patron a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity.
perspective a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
vernacular the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.
engraving a print made from an engraved plate, block, or other surface.
utopian modeled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
indulgence allow oneself to enjoy a particular pleasure
diet the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
sect a group of people with somewhat different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger group to which they belong.
canonize (in the Roman Catholic Church) officially declare (a dead person) to be a saint.
compromise an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.
ghetto a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.
heliocentric having or representing the sun as the center, as in the accepted astronomical model of the solar system.
scientific method a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.
hypothesis a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
gravity the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
gravity seriousness or solemnity of manner.
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