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  • 121Jupiter — /jooh pi teuhr/, n. 1. Also called Jove. the supreme deity of the ancient Romans: the god of the heavens and of weather. Cf. Zeus. 2. Astron. the planet fifth in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 88,729 mi. (142,796 km), a mean …

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  • 122knack — /nak/, n. 1. a special skill, talent, or aptitude: He had a knack for saying the right thing. 2. a clever or adroit way of doing something. 3. a trick or ruse. 4. a sharp, cracking sound. 5. Archaic. a knickknack; trinket. [1325 75; ME: trick;… …

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  • 123metaphor — metaphorical /met euh fawr i keuhl, for /, metaphoric, adj. metaphorically, adv. metaphoricalness, n. /met euh fawr , feuhr/, n. 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in… …

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  • 124propriety — /preuh pruy i tee/, n., pl. proprieties. 1. conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners. 2. appropriateness to the purpose or circumstances; suitability. 3. rightness or justness. 4. the proprieties, the conventional …

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  • 125simile — /sim euh lee/, n. 1. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in she is like a rose. Cf. metaphor. 2. an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it. [1350 1400; ME < L: image, likeness,&#8230; …

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  • 126Britten of Aldeburgh, (Edward) Benjamin Britten, Baron — born Nov. 22, 1913, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Eng. died Dec. 4, 1976, Aldeburgh, Suffolk British composer. He studied at the Royal College of Music, where he met the tenor Peter Pears (1910–86), who would become his lifelong companion. His auspicious&#8230; …

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  • 127Milton, John — born Dec. 9, 1608, London, Eng. died Nov. 8, 1674, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire English poet. A brilliant youth, Milton attended Cambridge University (1625–32), where he wrote poems in Latin, Italian, and English; these included L Allegro&#8230; …

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  • 128Britten, Benjamin — ▪ British composer in full  Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten Of Aldeburgh   born Nov. 22, 1913, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Eng. died Dec. 4, 1976, Aldeburgh, Suffolk  leading British composer of the mid 20th century, whose operas are considered&#8230; …

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  • 129Bruneau, Alfred — ▪ French composer in full  Louis charles bonaventure alfred Bruneau   born March 3, 1857, Paris, France died June 15, 1934, Paris       composer influential in the movement toward realism in French opera.       A pupil of the French opera&#8230; …

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  • 130Massenet, Jules — ▪ French composer born , May 12, 1842, Montaud, near Saint Étienne, France died Aug. 13, 1912, Paris  leading French opera composer of his generation, whose music is admired for its lyricism, sensuality, occasional sentimentality, and theatrical&#8230; …

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  • 131Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron — ▪ English poet Introduction byname  Alfred, Lord Tennyson   born Aug. 6, 1809, Somersby, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Oct. 6, 1892, Aldworth, Surrey  English poet often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. He was raised …

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  • 132Canon of the New Testament — • The idea of a complete and clear cut canon of the New Testament existing from the beginning, that is from Apostolic times, has no foundation in history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Canon of the New Testament      …

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  • 133Synoptics — • The name given since Griesbach s time (about 1790) to the first three canonical Gospels Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Synoptics     Synoptics      …

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  • 134Juan Fernandez —     Juan Fernández     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Juan Fernández     A Jesuit lay brother and missionary; b. at Cordova; d. 12 June, 1567, in Japan. In a letter from Malacca, dated 20 June, 1549, St. Francis Xavier begs the prayers of the Goa&#8230; …

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  • 135Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius —     Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius     A Christian apologist of the fourth century. The name Firmianus has misled some authors into believing that he was an Italian from&#8230; …

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  • 136St. Thomas Aquinas —     St. Thomas Aquinas     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Thomas Aquinas     Philosopher, theologian, doctor of the Church (Angelicus Doctor), patron of Catholic universities, colleges, and schools. Born at Rocca Secca in the Kingdom of Naples,&#8230; …

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  • 137fitness — I (ability) noun admissibility, applicability, appositiveness, appropriateness, aptitude, aptness, competence, expedience, faculty, felicity, instinct, propriety, seemliness, skill, suitableness II (relevancy) noun acceptability, admissibility,&#8230; …

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  • 138liability — li·a·bil·i·ty /ˌlī ə bi lə tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of being liable 2: something for which one is liable: as a: a financial obligation: debt tax liability the bonds …

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  • 139performance — per·for·mance n 1: work done in employment unsatisfactory performance 2 a: what is required to be performed in fulfillment of a contract, promise, or obligation substituted a new performance in novation of the contract b: the fulfillment of a&#8230; …

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  • 140brittleness — noun a) The property by virtue of which a material is fractured without appreciable deformation by the application of load b) The state of being brittle; aptness to break; fragility …

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