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Gothicadj: of or relating to a style of architecture and art characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses, popular in Europe in the 12th-16th centuries
architecturen: the art and science of designing and constructing buildings
surroundingadj: that is near or around, or closely encircling something
sculpturen: the art of creating three-dimensional objects or forms, typically by carving, modeling, or casting in a variety of materials such as stone, wood, metal, or clay
originn: the first existence or beginning of something
negativeadj: having the quality of something bad or harmful; expressing refusal
connotev: to suggest or imply something in addition to its literal or primary meaning; to imply something beyond the literal or primary meaning
associatev: to mentally connect someone or something with someone or something else
architecturaladj: of or relating to the design and construction of buildings and other structures and the features and style of such structures
overrunv: to invade or occupy a place or territory by force, especially in large numbers; (noun) the act of taking control or overwhelming something or someone
empiren: a group of countries ruled by one leader or government
opusn: a musical composition often numbered to indicate the order in which it was written
modernadj: of or belonging to the present time or recent times
reconstructv: to build or form something again that has been damaged or destroyed
royaladj: relating to or belonging to the king or queen or a member of their family
abbeyn: a monastery or convent, especially for monks or nuns
abbotn: the superior of a community of monks (= members of a male religious community)
commitv: to do something illegal or wrong
choirn: a group of singers, especially one that sings in a church or cathedral
archn: a curved structure with two supports that holds the weight of something above it, such as a bridge or the upper part of a building
loftyadj: elevated in position, rank, or status; grand; elevated in style or language
weightlessadj: having no weight or feeling as if one has no weight, often related to zero gravity or outer space
contrastv: to put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
somberadj: having a serious or sad atmosphere or character; gloomy or dark
solidadj: hard or firm; characterized by good substantial quality
Romanesqueadj: of or relating to a style of architecture characterized by rounded arches and barrel or groin vaults, common in Europe from the 9th to the 12th century
rebuildv: to build again or anew
buttressn: an architectural structure that supports or reinforces a wall or other building feature; (verb) to support or reinforce something
externaladj: belonging to or situated outside of someone or something
erectv: to construct or build something; to cause to rise; (adjective) upright or vertical
massiveadj: enormous amount; very heavy and solid
structuren: the way of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts, or a complex thing constructed of many parts
stainv: to discolor, defile, or tarnish something; (noun) a discoloration or dirty mark on a surface that is difficult to remove
interiorn: the inside or inner part of something; the space within the walls of a building
resplendentadj: shining brilliantly; radiant or splendid
influencen: the ability to affect someone’s or something’s character, growth, or behavior, or the effect itself
visibleadj: capable of being seen; or open to easy view
cathedraln: the main Christian church of a bishop’s diocese, which is often the largest and most important church in the area
illustrationn: a picture or diagram in a book, magazine, or newspaper that is used to explain or decorate the text; the act or process of explaining something
illuminatev: to light something or to make something lighter or brighter; to make something free from confusion or ambiguity
manuscriptn: the original copy of a book, piece of music, etc. before it is printed
manifestv: to show something such as feeling, attitude, quality, etc. clearly through signs or actions
extendv: to broaden in scope, range, or area
decoratev: to add beauty or distinction to something by the addition of ornament, art, etc
exterioradj: situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of something
magnificentadj: extremely beautiful and impressive; grand or noble in thought or deed
flourishv: to grow or develop vigorously or successfully
fadev: to vanish; to fade away; to lose color; to lose freshness
onsetn: the beginning or early stages of unpleasant something; a military attack
Renaissancen: a new growth in activity or enthusiasm in anything, particularly art, literature, or music
fictionn: the type of book or story, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people; anything made up or imagined that is not true
emphasizev: to give or show particular importance to something
grotesqueadj: bizarre or fantastic in shape, appearance, or character; fantastic; bizarre
movementn: a group of people working together to achieve a shared goal, especially a political, social, or artistic one; the process of moving or being moved, physically or figuratively

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