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byzantineadj: characterized by a complex and often convoluted administrative system or set of rules; intricate and hard to understand
empiren: a group of countries ruled by one leader or government
renamev: to give a new name to something; to change the name of something
emperorn: the male ruler of an empire
declinev: to become gradually smaller, fewer, worse, etc.; to refuse to accept
reignn: the period of time during which a monarch or government holds power; (verb) to be the king or queen
witn: the ability to say or write things or ideas in a clever and humorous way
saintn: a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness, virtue, or devotion
cathedraln: the main Christian church of a bishop’s diocese, which is often the largest and most important church in the area
orthodoxadj: following or conforming to the traditional, normal, or commonly accepted beliefs, ideas, or activities; of or relating to Judaism; of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church
faithn: complete trust in something or someone’s ability or knowledge; a strong belief in religion, divine power, etc.
eventuallyadv: finally, particularly after a long time or a lot of struggle, complications, and so on
inspiringadj: stimulating and motivating you to want to do something
spectacularadj: striking or impressive to look at or in performance or achievement
basiln: an herb with fragrant, green leaves that is used to flavor many different types of food, especially Italian and Thai cuisine
religionn: a deep conviction in a supernatural power that controls human destiny
biblen: the sacred writings of the Christian religions, consisting of the Old and New Testaments; a book regarded as authoritative in its field
narrativen: a story or a description of a series of events or process of telling a story
representationn: the act of speaking, acting, or being present on behalf of someone officially; a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting
iconn: a picture or statue of a holy person considered to be a sacred thing; a little icon on the screen of a computer or smartphone that denotes an application or a file
holyadj: of or related to a god, divine power, or a particular religion
predominatev: to be the most powerful, important, or frequent; to be more common or prevalent than others
representv: to speak, act, or be present on behalf of another person or group; to form or constitute
Christn: the man that Christians believe is the prophet and the son of God, and whose life and sermons form the basis for Christianity
virginn: a person who has never had sex; (adjective) being used or worked for the first time
capturev: to catch a person or an animal and confine them in an area which they cannot escape
spiritualadj: relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things
essencen: the basic or most important part or quality of something that makes it what it is
life-sizeadj: having the same size as the person or thing represented; of actual size
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
prevalentadj: existing very commonly in a particular area or in a specific time
shunv: to avoid deliberately or keep away from someone or something
architecturen: the art and science of designing and constructing buildings
typifyv: to be a typical example of; to represent or serve as an example of something
domen: a rounded vault forming the roof of a building or structure, typically with a circular base
pendentiven: an architectural element that allows a circular dome to be built atop a rectangular floor plan, typically forming the transitions between a circular dome to square bases beneath it
internaladj: of or relating to the inside of something
decoratev: to add beauty or distinction to something by the addition of ornament, art, etc
marblen: a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that has a pattern of lines going through it and takes a high polish used for sculpture and as building material; a small ball made of stone, especially one used in children’s games
paneln: a square or rectangular and flat piece of something that forms a distinct section or component of something; a small group of specialists who discuss particular topics or give their advice or opinion about something
sculptv: to create a work of art by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques
reliefn: a feeling of happiness and relaxation that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
mosaicn: a pattern or image made of small regular or irregular pieces of colored stone, glass, or ceramic, or the activity or method of making these
tracev: to find or discover someone or something that was lost
occasionallyadv: now and then; sometimes but not often
ivoryn: a hard, creamy-white substance that comes from the tusks of elephants, walruses, and some other animals and is used to make ornaments and other decorative items
carvingn: the act or process of cutting or shaping a hard material, such as wood or stone, into a specific form or design
depictv: to illustrate someone or something in a photograph
mythologyn: a collection of myths (= traditional stories accepted as history) or the study of myths
cabinetn: a piece of furniture with doors, shelves, and drawers used for storage or display; a small group of senior members of a government who act as official advisers for the President or Prime Minister
sacrificen: the act of killing an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity; (verb) to give up something important or valuable to help another person or get or do something that seems more important
worshipv: to have or show a strong feeling of profound respect and admiration for a religious entity such as God or a god
banv: to officially or legally forbid or refuse to allow something
idolatryn: the worship of idols or images; the excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, or worship of something or someone
prohibitv: to officially stop something from being done or used, especially by enforcing the law
iconoclastn: a person who attacks or criticizes traditional institutions or beliefs; one who destroys religious images or traditional beliefs
destroyv: to ruin or damage severely or completely; to eradicate or eliminate completely
obliteratev: to wipe out, destroy, or conceal all signs of something utterly; to remove completely from recognition or memory
assistv: to help someone in doing anything
oppositionn: the act of disagreeing or resisting; the state of strong disagreement
iconophilen: a person who is in favor of the use of icons in religious worship
repealn: the act of officially canceling or making something no longer in force; (verb) to officially cancel or make something no longer in force
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
schemen: an organized and often large-scale plan or arrangement for doing something
deviousadj: cunning and deceitful; not straightforward; tricky
excessn: an amount or quantity beyond what is acceptable, expected, or reasonable
complexityn: the state or quality of being complicated or intricate and difficult to understand
intricateadj: having many different parts and small details that all work together
neverthelessadv: in spite of that; yet
influencen: the ability to affect someone’s or something’s character, growth, or behavior, or the effect itself
manifestv: to show something such as feeling, attitude, quality, etc. clearly through signs or actions
traditionn: a belief, custom, or way of doing something that has been passed down from generation to generation within a group or society

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