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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. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






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






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






4. Philosophy






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






6. Belief in government run by religious leaders






7. Preach the gospel (to)






8. The combination of parts to make a whole






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






10. Philosophy






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






12. Native to a certain area






13. Independence; self-determination - political independence






14. Code of morality






15. Preach the gospel (to)






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






17. Having superior power and influence






18. Death rate






19. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






20. Sameness; monotony; uniform - the same all over






21. Predicted; foretold






22. Someone Who is drafted into military service






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






24. Control of a product or service by one company






25. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






26. Control of a product or service by one company






27. To stop; delay - hinder






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






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






30. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






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






32. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






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






34. Believers - followers






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






36. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






37. To wipe out; to destroy






38. Mistress






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






40. Belief in government run by religious leaders






41. Native to a certain area






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






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






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






45. Relating to or associated with an empire






46. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






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






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






49. Incapable of being solved or untangled






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