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Plague
A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease
Monarchy
A strong central government ruled by a king or queen
heretic
A person who has controversial opinions with the Catholic Church
individualism
personal independence
Renaissance
The revival of attention to classic Greek and Roman art, literature & learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century
republic
A political order whose head of state is not a monarchy & in which supreme power lies in a body of elected citizens
mercenary
a professional soldier who is hired by a foreign country
humanism
a doctrine or attitude that is concerned primarily with human beings and their value, capacities and achievements
realism
an artistic style that attempts to visually represent people and objects as they exist.
patrician
a member of the highest class of society in Italian city-states during the Renaissance.
patron
A person who financially supports scholars or artists.
dowry
valuable things given by a bride's family to her husband at marriage.