Eng & Humanities
1. (Noun): A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military
force; (Noun) The system, policies, or practices of such a government; (noun) an instance or
policy of aggressive behaviour by one state against another
2. Imperialism originated in 1826 in a Napoleonic context, "advocacy of empire,"also of Rome
and of British foreign policy, from imperial and -ism. At times in British usage with a neutral or
positive sense relating to national interests or the spread of the benefits of Western civilization.
3. Imperialism is still in use.
4. Although Imperialism originated in 1826 it was first recorded 1878. It was picked up
in Communist jargon by 1918. The term Imperialism applied to Western political and economic
dominance in the 19th and 20th centuries. (etymonline.com)
5. A modern, interesting use of the word is that “Imperialism” is the name of a turn-based
Strategy video game.
1. (Noun): An environment or material in which something develops; (Noun): A mass of
fine-grained rock in which gems, crystals, or fossils are embedded; (Archaic)The womb;
(Archaic)The formative cells or tissue of a fingernail, toenail, or tooth; (Noun) A rectangular
array of numeric or algebraic quantities subject to mathematical operations
2. Matrix originates from the Latin, female animal used for breeding, parent plant, from matr-,
mater. Its first known use is 1555. Its also from the Old French word matrice.
3. Matrix is still in use, except for the third definition listed above.
4. "Matrix" is the Latin word for womb, and it retains that sense in English. It can also mean
more generally any place in which something is formed or produced. The term "matrix" for an
array of numeric or algebraic quantities subject to mathematical operations was introduced in
1850 by James Joseph Sylvester. (ualr.edu)
5. A modern or interesting use of the term “Matrix” is that “Matrix” is the name of the brand new
2012 Toyota sports Car
1. (noun): A sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants; (noun):Used as a term of
endearment or an affectionate form of address; (noun): A psychoactive drug in the form of white
2. Sugar first originated in the late 13 century, “sugre”, from Old French. Its Medieval Latin
word was succārum, and its Arabic word being sukkar
3.Sugar is still in use.
4. Sugars Old World home was India and it remained exotic in Europe until the Arabs began to
cultivate it in Sicily and Spain; not until after the Crusades did it begin to rival honey as the
5. A modern or interesting use of the term sugar is that it is the name of a American alternative
rock band which was first formed in 1992.
1. (noun): A person who practices necromancy; a wizard or magician
2. Necromancer originated in c.1300, from the Old French word nigromansere,
3. Necromancer is still in use.
4. The word necromancer is adapted from the word necromancy meaning a form of magic
involving communication with the deceased. The word "necromancy" is adapted from Late Latin
necromantia. Early necromancy volved from shamanism, which calls upon spirits such as the
ghosts of ancestors.
5. A modern or interesting fact about the word necromancer is that in the popular video game
Guild Wars a necromancer is a playable character who can call on the spirits of the dead, and
even death itself, to overpower enemies and assist allies.
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