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  • 161 fervent — fervently, adv. ferventness, n. /ferr veuhnt/, adj. 1. having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea. 2. hot; burning; glowing. [1350 1400; ME ( < AF) < L fervent (s.… …

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  • 162 hot — hotly, adv. hotness, n. /hot/, adj., hotter, hottest, adv., v., hotted, hotting, n. adj. 1. having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee. 2. having or causing a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or… …

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  • 163 keen — keen1 keenly, adv. keenness, n. /keen/, adj., keener, keenest. 1. finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor. 2. sharp, piercing, or biting: a keen wind; keen satire …

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  • 164 passionate — passionately, adv. passionateness, n. /pash euh nit/, adj. 1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism. 2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.… …

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  • 165 perfervid — perfervidity, perfervidness, n. perfervidly, adv. perfervor; esp. Brit., perfervour, n. /peuhr ferr vid/, adj. very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned: perfervid patriotism. [1855 60; < NL perfervidus. See PER , FERVID] * * * …

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  • 166 strong — strongish, adj. strongly, adv. strongness, n. /strawng, strong/, adj., stronger /strawng geuhr, strong /, strongest /strawng gist, strong /, adv. adj. 1. having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or… …

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  • 167 vehement — vehemently, adv. /vee euh meuhnt/, adj. 1. zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm. 2. characterized by rancor or anger; violent: vehement hostility. 3. strongly emotional; intense or passionate: vehement desire. 4.… …

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  • 168 warm — warmer, n. warmish, adj. warmly, adv. warmness, n. /wawrm/, adj., warmer, warmest, v., n. adj. 1. having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath …

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  • 169 zealous — zealously, adv. zealousness, n. /zel euhs/, adj. full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent. [1520 30; < ML zelosus. See ZEAL, OUS] Syn. enthusiastic, eager, fervid, fervent, intense, passionate, warm. * * * …

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  • 170 Anthony of Egypt, Saint — born 251, Koma, near al Minyā, Heptanomis, Egypt died Jan. 17?, 356, Dayr Mārī Antonios hermitage, near the Red Sea; feast day January 17 Egyptian hermit considered the founder of organized Christian monasticism. He began his practice of… …

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  • 171 political philosophy — Branch of philosophy that analyzes the state and related concepts such as political obligation, law, social justice, and constitution. The first major work of political philosophy in the Western tradition was Plato s Republic. Aristotle s… …

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  • 172 Starr, Kenneth W. — ▪ 1999       On Sept. 9, 1998, Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr reported to the U.S. Congress grounds for finding that Bill Clinton (q.v.) had committed perjury, obstructed justice, tampered with a witness, and abused his power as U.S. president …

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  • 173 Bessarion — ▪ Byzantine theologian also called  John Bessarion,   baptismal name  John,  or  Basil,  Latin  Johannes,  or  Basilius  born Jan. 2, 1403, Trebizond, Trebizond empire [now Trabzon, Turkey] died Nov. 18, 1472, Ravenna [Italy]       Byzantine… …

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  • 174 Holt, Winifred — ▪ American social worker born Nov. 17, 1870, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 14, 1945, Pittsfield, Mass.       American welfare worker whose steadfast efforts helped to increase understanding of the capabilities of blind (blindness) people and to… …

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  • 175 Twilight Saga — ▪ novels by Meyer       series of vampire themed novels for teenagers written by American author Stephenie Meyer (Meyer, Stephenie). The Twilight Saga includes four titles: Twilight (2005; filmed 2008), New Moon (2006), Eclipse (2007), and… …

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  • 176 Apocrypha — • A long article with a comments on each Apocryphal book. Classified according to origin Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Apocrypha     Apocrypha      …

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  • 177 Donatists — • The Donatist schism in Africa began in 311 and flourished just one hundred years, until the conference at Carthage in 411, after which its importance waned Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Donatists     Donatists …

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  • 178 Germany — • History divided by time periods, beginning with before 1556 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Germany     Germany     † …

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  • 179 German Literature — • History starting with the pre Christian period to 800 A.D Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. German Literature     German Literature      …

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  • 180 Jeremias — • Name of several Old Testament figures Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Jeremias     ♦ Jeremias      …

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