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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 obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






2. The combination of parts to make a whole






3. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






4. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence






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






6. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






7. Castrated males - originally in charge of protection of the ruler's concubines. Eventually had major roles in government - especially in China.






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






9. Belief in government run by religious leaders






10. Castrated males - originally in charge of protection of the ruler's concubines. Eventually had major roles in government - especially in China.






11. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






12. To stop; delay - hinder






13. Devotion and reverence to God






14. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






15. A remote and undeveloped area






16. Centered on a specific ethnic group - usually one's own






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






24. Lower in rank or position - secondary; one Who is in a lower position or under the orders of someone else;






25. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






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






27. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






28. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






29. Having superior power and influence






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






31. Woven materials; cloth






32. Control of a product or service by one company






33. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






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






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






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






37. Philosophy






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






39. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






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






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






42. Someone Who is drafted into military service






43. Devotion and reverence to God






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






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






46. Control of a product or service by one company






47. A belief - principle - or teaching






48. To wipe out; to destroy






49. Predicted; foretold






50. The combination of parts to make a whole