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HISTORICAL WORDMEANING
absolutismprinciple of government with absolute ruler who holds supreme power
administratorperson with an ability to organize and manage affairs or estate
agrarianrelating to land, agriculture and cultivation
apartheidpolicy of racial discrimination (e.g., in South Africa)
archivespublic records or place where records are stored
armorprotective covering for body worn in fighting
autonomyright of self-government or ruling self without outside control
capitalistperson with wealth who invests in business for profit
caucusprivate meeting or local committee for political party organization
civilrelating to citizens or State; non-military
coup d'etatrevolt by military leaders leading to violent or illegal change of government
dissidentrebellious person who is not in agreement with the government
explorerperson who travels to places with a sense of inquiry
exterritorialityright to be free from jurisdiction of territory one resides in; right of foreigners to be protected by their own nation's laws
glasnostpolicy of openness on domestic and international fronts initiated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
indulgenceprivilege often granted by Popes during purgatory for reduction of punishment to sinner
industrializationprocess of establishing large-scale industries
inflationprice increases due to increases in money supply
lordpowerful nobleman in the Middle Ages with his own land owing allegiance to the king
medievalrelating to the Middle Ages
monasteryplace where monks live as a community
monasticrelating to monks and monasteries
mosqueplace of worship for Muslims
nationalizationprocess of converting into national property or bringing under government control
neolithicrelating to the later Stone Age
non-interventionpolicy of keeping aloof from disputes of others
palaeolithicrelating to earliest stone implements
perestroikapolicy of reforms for the Soviet economy initiated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
proliferationrapid growth, spread or multiplication
purdahpractice of secluding women of rank with screen in India
reincarnationrebirth of soul in other living embodiment as per Hinduism and Buddhism
Renaissancerevival of arts and letters about A.D. 1400 - 1600; any similar revival period
ruinsremains of old cities and buildings
satrapprovincial governor in the Persian Empire
scrollroll of parchment or paper; ancient book in roll form
siteplace chosen for building or town
socialismprinciple where society, not individuals, owns property and runs enterprises
Socraticrelating to Socrates, the wise man of ancient Greece
suffrageright of voting at elections
Taoismreligious doctrine of the Chinese philosopher, Lao-tsze, about how man can achieve harmony
topographyphysical features of a region and their description
totalitarianismpolitical system with single-party dictatorship and complete control over citizen's lives
urbanizationprocess of changing from rural villages to towns and cities

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