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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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Renaissance vocabulary

Renaissance Vocabulary


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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