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Anglo-Saxon Old English, or the plain, blunt modern English derived from it. [1/5 definitions]
antimodern combined form of modern.
ape-man an extinct primate representing the transitional point in evolution between apes and modern man. (Cf. missing link.)
Athens the capital of Greece in modern and classical times.
Bahai a modern Iranian religion that is based on a doctrine of universal brotherhood, the equality of the sexes, and total religious tolerance.
bombard a primitive stone-throwing device, the precursor of the modern cannon. [1/4 definitions]
boule1 (often cap.) the lower legislative house in modern Greece. [1/2 definitions]
Byzantium an ancient city on the site of modern Istanbul that, under the name Constantinople, was the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
Carthage an ancient Phoenician city-state founded in the ninth century B.C. near the site of modern Tunis and destroyed in 146 B.C. by the Romans.
Castile a former kingdom that in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries occupied most of modern Spain. [1/2 definitions]
Cenozoic of, relating to, or designating the most recent geological era that includes the present and began approximately 70 million years ago, when many mammals appeared, the modern continents took shape, and glacial ice formed. [1/2 definitions]
cha-cha a modern ballroom dance that originated in Latin America, characterized by its triple beat. [1/2 definitions]
choreograph to plan the dance movements of (a single dance, a show, or the like, as in ballet or modern dance). [1/2 definitions]
choreographer a person who creates the dance movements for a single dance or for a show, such as a ballet, modern dance performance, or musical. [1/2 definitions]
civilization a place offering human society and modern convenience, as opposed to the wilderness. [1/6 definitions]
Communist Manifesto a pamphlet, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and published in 1848, in which the principles of modern communism are outlined.
contemporary of or belonging to the present time; current; modern. [1/4 definitions]
dated not modern or in fashion. [1/2 definitions]
demotic (cap.) the language in common use in modern Greece. [1/2 definitions]
deus ex machina an external character, force, or the like introduced artificially to achieve such a resolution of plot or situation, as in a modern dramatic production. [1/2 definitions]
Eastern Orthodox Church the modern group of Christian churches, such as the Russian and Greek Orthodox, that originated in the Eastern Roman Empire.