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Unformatted text preview: of reactionaries • rampant: 1)of crime, disease, beliefs, ideas,
ignorance, bigotry, wide spread, impossible
to control, unchecked.
• Ignorance is rampant among them.
• Anarchy was rampant after the dictator
• The vines ran rampant over the fence.
• 2)weeds, vines, (grow too freely) Paragraph 14-16
• 6. Today it is the teachers…the newspapers:
• 1) What does “it” refer to?
• perhaps refers to the target of ignorant and
• 2) Today the teachers are put on trial because
they teach scientific theory; soon the
newspapers and magazines will not be allowed
to express new ideas, to spread knowledge of
• 3) tomorrow: used figuratively, meaning in the
near future • After a while…to the human mind:
• 1) after a while: eventually; not long after
• 2) setting of man against man: making
people fight each other, causing universal
• 3) creed against creed: making one
religion fight another religion, causing
universal intolerance and widespread
religious persecution • 5) marching backwards:
• Is this a usual collocation? Usually we
march forward or backward?
• marching usually implies going forward
for a great cause;
• • here marching is used ironically, meaning
retrogress to the dark age of the 16th
• 6) glorious: also used ironically retrogress to the dark age of the 16th century
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Copernicus (Polish, 1473-1543)
Galileo (Italian, 1564-1642)
Bruno (Italian, 1548-1600): Italian
philosopher, supporter of the heliocentric
Copernican view of the solar system. He was
tried by the Inquisition for heresy and burned
at the stake. • 8) bigot: someone obstinately and intolerantly
devoted to his own beliefs, creed or party
• 9) faggot: a bundle of sticks for firewood bound
10) intelligence: use of the faculty of reason in
solving problem, directing conduct, etc.,
• 11) enlightenment: knowledge, truth
• 12) human mind: mankind • 8. Damned: curse, condemn to eternal
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.
- Spring '12