a 16th century movement aimed at reforming abuses in the Roman Catholic Church. It led to the establishment of new churches
n. dislike; hostility
n. the main character in a work of literature
n. the provision of welfare services by the state (government)
n. the highest point
n. an aesthetic tradition that values simplicity, elegance, restraint, and order
n. a period of English literature from around 1700 to 1789. Satire was a feature of the writing of many authors of this period.
Notable authors: Alexander Pope & Jonathan Swift
n. the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point
n. an empire that arose in Anatolia (Turkey) in the 14th centure, destroying the Byzantine Empire. By the early 16th century it controlled much of Persia, Arabia, Hungary, the Balkans, Syria, and Egypt.