Chapter 16

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adorn

v.to decorate; to beautify

cupola

n. a dome or domelike structure

endow

v. 1. to furnish; to equip 2. to give money as a donation

facade

n.1. exterior of a building, especially the front, and usually impressive. 2. a false appearance

fertile

adj.1. very productive 2. capable of having children

foresight

n.1. concern for the future; carefulness 2. knowledge of the future.

fresco

n. painting done on moist plaster

humanism

n. 1. philosophy emphasizing the importance of humam interests and values, dating from the time of the renaissance. 2. study of the humanities (literature, languages, philosophy, art)

intermittent

adj. stopping and beginning again; periodic; irregular

Renaissance

n. 1. a period of European history form the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries in which there was renewed interest in learning and discovery. 2. (small r) a rebirth; a revival

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