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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. Predicted; foretold






2. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






3. Woven materials; cloth






4. Relating to or associated with an empire






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






6. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






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






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






9. To wipe out; to destroy






10. 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






11. The body of doctrine - myth - belief - etc. - that guides an individual - social movement - institution - class - or large group.






12. Direct descent from a particular ancestor






13. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence






14. Death rate






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






16. The act of being formally connected or joined






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






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






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






20. Having superior power and influence






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






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






23. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






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






25. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






26. To give up power






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






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






29. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






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






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






32. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






33. A belief - principle - or teaching






34. To wipe out; to destroy






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






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






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






38. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






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






40. Having superior power and influence






41. Believers - followers






42. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






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






44. Independence; self-determination - political independence






45. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






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






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






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






49. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






50. Royal authority; supreme power and authority