Galileo Glossary

Galileo Glossary

astronomy

The study of celestial objects, space and physical universe.

curator

A person who manages and maintains collections, such as those found within museum.

honorarium

A reward offered for professional services that are normally rendered with recompense.

teeming

Brimming to the point of overflowing; abundantly populated.

picturesquely

Charmingly scenic and appealing to the senses.

theologian

A clergyperson; one who studies religion.

enraptured

Bewitched and elated; exalted and carried away intellectually, emotionaly or mentally.

ineffable

Inexpressible and unutterable as a result of being overcome with emotion or intellectual awe.

eyeglass

Telescope.

sustenance

Nourishment, whether actual edible provisions or food for thought.

heresy

A dissent from orthodox conventions and beliefs.

implacable

Unyielding and inflexible.

pious

Sincere in one's devout commitment to their religion.

foundry

A workshop or factory for making casts of metal such as iron.

firmament

A tangible recognition of the heavens as an actual populated location.

recant

To repudiate, renounce or disavow previous statements of beliefs.

witch hunt

A term that has come to describe any irrational persecution of those belonging to a group that expresses ideas and viewpoints running counter and deemed dangerous to the prevailing majority viewpoint.

oppression

A system of domination characterized by subjugation, persecution, repression and brutality.

Fascism

Authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization deemed a historic phase of capitalism by Brecht.

propaganda

Disseminated information intended to publicize, advertise or promulgate a specific political agenda.

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