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Global Words You Should Know

Subjects : literacy, vocabulary
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1. Independence; self-determination - political independence

2. To wipe out; to destroy

3. Having superior power and influence

4. Relating to or associated with an empire

5. Mistress

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

7. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

8. The act of being formally connected or joined

9. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence

10. A person who believes in the equality of all people

11. Royal authority; supreme power and authority

12. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.

13. Preach the gospel (to)

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

15. Having superior power and influence

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

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

18. To stop; delay - hinder

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

20. Multiple ethnic or religious groups existing in the same area

21. Royal authority; supreme power and authority

22. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

23. Preach the gospel (to)

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

25. A group - usually a small part of a larger group - united around some cause

26. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

27. A fortified military post where troops are stationed

28. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct

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

30. Open disrespect for a person or thing - look down on with disdain

31. Someone Who is drafted into military service

32. The ceremony of installing a new monarch

33. A fortified military post where troops are stationed

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

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

36. 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

37. Predicted; foretold

38. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

39. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant

40. Woven materials; cloth

41. Code of morality

42. A remote and undeveloped area

43. Arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

44. The ceremony of installing a new monarch

45. Direct descent from a particular ancestor

46. Strength - energy

47. Belief in government run by religious leaders

48. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic

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

50. To come together in a group or crowd - assemble