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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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1. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






2. 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






3. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






4. A subdivision of a larger religious group - A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination






5. Direct descent from a particular ancestor






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






7. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






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






9. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






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






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






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






13. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






14. The act of being formally connected or joined






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






16. Having superior power and influence






17. Control of a product or service by one company






18. To give up power






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






20. Divide society into social classes or castes; to arrange in layers






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






22. The most powerful members of a society (some with hereditary titles)






23. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






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






25. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






26. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






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






28. Predicted; foretold






29. Believers - followers






30. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






31. Incapable of being solved or untangled






32. The act of being formally connected or joined






33. Believers - followers






34. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






35. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






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






37. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






38. Independence; self-determination - political independence






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






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






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






42. Divide society into social classes or castes; to arrange in layers






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






44. The combination of parts to make a whole






45. Philosophy






46. A belief - principle - or teaching






47. Relating to or associated with an empire






48. Devotion and reverence to God






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






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