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Hum 101 Vocabularly

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Abstract
Expressing a quality apart from an object
Aesthetic
The pleasure that beauty inspires us
Alienation
A withdrawing or a separation from a person or a person's affections from an object or position or of former attachment
Anomie
social instability from a breakdown of standards and values
Apollonian
of or relating to the God Apollo
Archetype
The original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies
Atonal
Marked by avoidance of traditional musical tonality
Autonomous
Having the right or self power of government.
Blank verse
unryhmed verse
Baroque
Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
Catharsis
The act or result of purging
Communism
A form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
Cubism
A style of art that stresses abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements especially by displaying several aspects of the same object simultaneously and by fragmenting the form of depicted objects
Culture Wars
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Chiaroscuro
A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
Dionysian
Of or relating to the God Dionysus.
Deracinated
To uproot: to remove as if pulling
Dialectic
Any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
Dialectical Materialism
The idea that change and development in history results from the conflict between social classes. Economic forces impel human beings to behave in socially determined ways
Empiricism
the practice of relying on observation and experiment especially in the natural sciences
Epic
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Epiphany
a divine manifestation
Existentialism
A philosophy based on the idea that people give meaning to their lives through their choices and actions
Fresco
A durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
Fugue
a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
Gnosticism
A religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element
Gothic
a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries
Impressionism
a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light
Hubris
overbearing pride or presumption
Ikiru
LIVE ; BECOME ALIVE
Humanism
the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason
humanities
Studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)