The Critic as Artist | Study Guide

Oscar Wilde

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aesthetic: (adj) relating to or dealing with the beautiful

annihilate: (v) to destroy

antithesis: (n) the opposite

antinomian: (n) a person who rejects socially established morality

arbitrary: (adj) coming about at random, by chance, or by an unreasonable act of will

didactic: (adj) intended to teach or making moral observations

kosmos: (n) alternate spelling of cosmos which is an orderly harmonious universe

materialism: (n) the theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything can be explained as a manifestation of matter or results of matter

metaphysics: (n) a study of that which is outside of objective experience

obscure: (adj) not clearly expressed or readily understood

philanthropy: (n) something done or a gift given for humanitarian purposes

philology: (n) the study of literature and of topics related to literature or to language as used in literature

provident: (adj) saving for the future

realism: (n) the theory or practice of adhering to an accurate representation of real life in art and literature

Renaissance: (n) a period of robust artistic and intellectual activity

temperament: (n) a characteristic or inclination or mode of emotional response

verisimilar: (adj) appearing real

vulgar: (adj) morally crude or lacking in taste

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