Who?

Georges Henri Lemaitre
Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
 
masquer
a participant in a masquerade
 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
 
better half
a person's partner in marriage
 
Nikola Tesla
United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
 
serjeant-at-law
an English barrister of the highest rank
 
curandero
a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
 
settler
a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
 
Isidor Feinstein Stone
United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
 
mahatma
(Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage
 
line officer
a commissioned officer with combat units (not a staff officer or a supply officer)
 
Louis Aragon
French writer who generalized surrealism to literature (1897-1982)
 
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
 
Edward Roscoe Murrow
United States broadcast journalist remembered for his reports from London during World War II (1908-1965)
 
color guard
a ceremonial escort for the (regimental) colors
 
Hugo De Vries
Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935)
 
realist
a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style
 
Colombian
a native or inhabitant of Colombia
 
imperialist
a believer in imperialism
 
Martha Graham
United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991)
 
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