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Renaissance Vocabulary. Directions:. First, rate your knowledge of each of the 15 terms in the “Before” column using the following scale. 1 = Don’t Know It 2 = Kind of Know It 3 = Know It Next, write the definition or example from each word that follows. clergy.

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directions
Directions:
  • First, rate your knowledge of each of the 15 terms in the “Before” column using the following scale.
    • 1 = Don’t Know It
    • 2 = Kind of Know It
    • 3 = Know It
  • Next, write the definition or example from each word that follows.
clergy
clergy
  • (noun) persons with authority to perform religious services
  • Example: Members of the church turned to the clergy for leadership.
corrupt
corrupt
  • (adjective) characterized by improper conduct
  • Example: The corrupt salesman cheated people of their money.
humanism
humanism
  • (noun) an interest in the study of human nature
  • Example: During the Renaissance there was an increased interest in humanism.
indulgence
indulgence
  • (noun) an official pardon for sins given by the pope in return for money in the Middle Ages
  • Example: The sinner purchased an indulgence from the priest in order to be forgiven.
movable type
Movable type
  • (noun) individual letters and marks that can be arranged and rearranged quickly
  • Example: The printing press used movable type in order to print.
nobles
nobles
  • (noun) people of high birth or rank
  • Example: The nobles formed the upper class of society.
printing press
Printing press
  • (noun) a machine for printing text or pictures from type or plates
  • Example: The first book printed using the printing press was the Gutenberg Bible.
protestant
protestant
  • (noun) Christians who are not members of the Catholic or Orthodox churches; broke away from the Roman Catholic Church
  • Example: Christians that broke away from the Church during the Reformation became Protestants.
realism
realism
  • (noun) accurate representation without idealization
  • Example: The realism of the painting made it seem almost like a photograph.
reformation
reformation
  • (noun) the term used to describe Martin Luther’s break with the Church and the movement it inspired
  • Example: The split from the Church during the Renaissance became known as the Reformation.
renaissance
renaissance
  • (noun) a widespread change in culture that took place in Europe beginning in the 1300s
  • Example: The Renaissance is also referred to as the Age of Enlightenment.
salvation
salvation
  • (noun) access to heaven, in religious terms
  • Example: Christians that enter into heaven are said to have achieved salvation.
secular
secular
  • (adjective) non religious
  • Example: Studying human beings instead of religion is a secular idea.
torment
torment
  • (noun) extreme pain or anguish of body or mind
  • Example: He suffered great torment about what had happened.
utopia
utopia
  • (noun) an imagined place or state of things where everything is perfect
  • Example: If we lived in a world with no violence, greed or hunger we would live in a utopia.
directions1
Directions:
  • Finally, now that you have written the definition/example of each team, rate your current understanding of the terms in the “After” column.
    • 1 = Don’t Know It
    • 2 = Kind of Know It
    • 3 = Know It
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