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{adj: Tudor} of or relating to a style of architecture in England in the 15th century
"half-timbered Tudor houses"
"Tudor furniture"



{adj: depopulated} having lost inhabitants as by war or disease
"the 15th century plagues left vast areas of Europe depopulated"

{adj: fifteenth, 15th} coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position

{n: Buchanan, James Buchanan, President Buchanan} 15th President of the United States (1791-1868)

{n: Cologne, Koln} a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League

{n: Dormition, Feast of Dormition} celebration in the Eastern Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic church and is also celebrated on August 15th

{n: Gothic, black letter} a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

{n: Machu Picchu} Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century

{n: Medici} aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century

{n: O, letter o} the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Old French} the earliest form of the French language; 9th to 15th century

{n: Portugal, Portuguese Republic} a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)

{n: Spanish Inquisition} an inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries)
"the Spanish Inquisition was administered by both civil and church authorities which gave it ultimate power"
"Torquemada was the inquisitor general for the Spanish Inquisition"

{n: Succoth, Sukkoth, Succos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles, Tabernacles} a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness

{n: amniocentesis, amnio} (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

{n: codpiece} (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches

{n: enigma canon, enigmatic canon, enigmatical canon, riddle canon} a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices (popular in the 15th and 16th centuries)

{n: franklin} a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth

{n: galleon} a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

{n: ides} in the Roman calendar: the 15th of March or May or July or October or the 13th of any other month

{n: morality play} an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices

{n: omicron} the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet

{n: perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture} a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

{n: quattrocento} the 15th century in Italian art and literature

{n: right to vote, vote, suffrage} a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
"American women got the vote in 1920"

{n: samekh} the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

{n: silverpoint} a drawing made with on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)

{n: sweating sickness, miliary fever} epidemic in the 15th and 16th centuries and characterized by profuse sweating and high mortality


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