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courtier

a person who lives at or often appears in the court of a king or queen; often one who seeks the monarch's favor.

investigate

to examine something in order to find the answer to a problem.

landscape

1 a view of land that can all be taken in at a glance.
2 a painting whose primary focus is on land.

proverb

a short, wise saying that gives instruction about how to live life well.

scenery

the general appearance of a place and the features, such as a forest, field, or mountains, that make it unique.

three-dimensional

having length, width, and depth.

classical

1 of or relating to something from ancient Rome or Greece. 2 something of lasting worth or excellence.

grammar

1 the study of the forms and uses of words in sentences.
2 the study of the elements of any subject.

harquebus

a gun operated by a matchlock, dating from the fifteenth century (before the invention of muskets).

maces

1 a long stick with a heavy metal ball on the end, used as a weapon during the Middle Ages.
2 a club-shaped staff used as a symbol of authority.

opaque

not allowing light to pass through; not transparent.

Palazzo

a palace or large mansion in an Italian city.

rhetoric

the art of using words or writing in order to persuade others.

rural

of or related to the countryside or a farm.

scholar

a learned or knowledgeable person; one who spends his life studying.

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