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A.Word.A.Day--renascence

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renascence (ri-NAS-uhns, -NAYS-uhns) noun

1. A new birth or life; a rebirth.

2. A cultural revival; a renaissance.

3. Renascence. Renaissance.

McSween, H., Russell the regionalist, Vol. 68, Virginia Quarterly Review, 04-01-1992, pp 395. "Of the many Southerners engaged in literature or politics during the epoch of the Southern literary renascence two embody and dominate the canons: William Faulkner the novelist and Richard Russell the statesman."

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