Phrases From World History I

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_____ ironyPretense of ignorance in a discussion in order to draw out accuracy and to expose another's misconception; After an Athenian philosopher
To cut the _____ KnotTo solve a problem by force; After the knot Alexander the Great cut with his sword
_____ lineSystem of heavy fortifications built on France's eastern frontier prior to WWII but unsuccessful in preventing Nazi invasion; After the French minister of war
_____'s revengeSlang term for 'acute traveler's diarrhea', especially when experienced on a trip to Mexico; Alluding to the Mexican ruler killed in 1520 by invading Europeans
Young _____Any young member who wants to take control of the group controlled by older, conservative people; From the members of the political group that led an army revolt against Turkey's dictator in 1908 and succeeded in making the country a republic in 1918
As rich as _____Very rich; After the last king of Lydia in the 6th century BC, noted for his great wealth
_____ jacketJacket; Named after the first prime minister of India, from 1947 to 1964
_____ cocktailHomemade fire bomb; After the Russian foreign minister
_____ wheelRevolving fireworks device; Named for the saint of Alexandria allegedly martyred on a spiked wheel in the 4th century
_____ testPsychological test based on 10 inkblot designs; After a Swiss psychiastrist
To go to _____To admit one's faults, apologize, submit; After the Italian castle where Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, went in 1077 to receive absolution from Pope Gregory VII
Sword of _____Any impending danger; After the friend of Dionysius who at a banquet showed his friend the uncertainty of life by dangling over his head a sword attached by a single thread
Peeping _____Someone who secretly watches others; After the tailor who supposedly watched Lady Godiva
_____ loom (weave)Automatic loom with punched cards to produce a weave or the fabric woven by this method; After the French weaver who developed it
_____ shotParting hostile gesture or remark; From the archers of an ancient empire's who were able to fire their arrows over their shoulders as they retreated from the Romans
_____ villageFalse front; After the Russian army officer and prince who created false cottage fronts to hide the country's poverty from Catherine the Great
To send to _____To ostracize or exclude from one's group; From the name of the English city to which people were banished in the 17th century
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