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Global Words You Should Know

Subjects : literacy, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers to obvious but it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. To stop; delay - hinder






2. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






3. Right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son; seniority by birth






4. Strength - energy






5. Following in time or order - following - coming after or later






6. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






7. A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.






8. (n) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action






9. Natural - inborn






10. A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.






11. Of recognized authority or excellence; relating to ancient Greece or Rome






12. Incapable of being avoided or prevented - bound to happen






13. The act of being formally connected or joined






14. Direct descent from a particular ancestor






15. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant; mix together different elements






16. Predicted; foretold






17. Relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother






18. Belief in government run by religious leaders






19. Mistress






20. Strength - energy






21. Relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen






22. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






23. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the those of the Roman Catholic Church






24. Relating to or associated with an empire






25. To move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry






26. A way of life in Which men and women withdraw from the rest of the world in order to devote themselves to their faith; living life as a monk






27. To wipe out; to destroy






28. Relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother






29. A god or goddess






30. Related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle






31. Outward demonstration; indication of the presence of something;






32. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






33. Predicted; foretold






34. To move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry






35. To wipe out; to destroy






36. Mistress






37. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






38. Related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle






39. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






40. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant; mix together different elements






41. Having superior power and influence






42. Someone Who is drafted into military service






43. Living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household






44. Philosophy






45. Decaying or decayed - especially in terms of morals - downfall






46. Incapable of being solved or untangled






47. Kept from public knowledge by various means; held back






48. Death rate






49. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the those of the Roman Catholic Church






50. Any system of persons or things ranked one above another