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a terraced, pyramidal tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
written in wedge-shaped characters, as were many languages of the ancient Near East, such as Sumerian and Babylonian
1. a single political unit, with one supreme ruler, composed of an aggregate of nations or peoples.
2. the government of such a unit, or the historical period in which it existed.
1. referring or pertaining to a long poem that celebrates a hero or heroes and recounts their deeds in a grand style.
2. of a novel, play, film, or the like, having a heroic subject or a grand tone.
3. on a grand scale; of heroic proportions.
Example an epic battle.
the branch of science concerned with the physical universe beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
the study of the positions of the heavenly bodies in relation to each other, in the attempt to predict their influence on human affairs.
a unit of measure for angles equal to an angle with its vertex at the center of a circle and its sides cutting off 1/360 of the circumference
a flat piece of stone, metal, or the like, with one surface bearing an inscription; plaque