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16 "Two bits" is a colloquial expression for 25 cents. Humanities > Linguistics 10/31/08
17 The "price floor" is a government-imposed or group-imposed limit on how low a price can be charged for a product or a service. Humanities > Economics 12/21/08
18 Nihilism is the belief which states that existence is without any objective meaning, purpose, or real value. Humanities > Philosophy 12/23/08
19 A man named Thales is attributed for stating this line: "Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing." Humanities > Philosophy 12/26/08
20 The line "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love," comes from Sophocles. Humanities > Philosophy 12/27/08
21 Salvador Dalí painted "La persistencia de la memoria", or "The Persistence of Memory", in 1931. Humanities > Art 12/28/08
22 Johannes Vermeer painted "The Milkmaid" in oil on canvas and completed it in 1660. Humanities > Art 12/30/08
23 A(n) interjection is a word or phrase that usually has no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence and is used to express emotion. Humanities > Linguistics 12/31/08
24 Johannes Vermeer painted "Diana and her Companions" and completed it in around 1656. Humanities > Art 01/08/09
25 The "Oath of the Horatii" was painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1784 as oil on canvas in the neoclassic style. Humanities > Art 01/09/09
26 Jacques-Louis David, born 30 August 1748, was an extremely influential French painter of the neoclassical style. Humanities > Art 01/11/09
27 During her lifetime, Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun painted numerous portraits of Marie Antoinette. Humanities > Art 01/12/09
28 Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun was a French female painter of the rococo style. Humanities > Art 01/13/09
29 Caspar David Friedrich was born on September 5, 1774 and lived his life as a German Romantic painter. Humanities > Art 01/21/09
30 Mercantilism is the economic policy that states that the prosperity of a nation depends on its supply of capital; it encourages exports, while discouraging imports. Humanities > Economics 01/25/09





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