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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. A person's condition or position in the eyes of the law; relative rank or standing - especially in society ;prestige






2. Belief in government run by religious leaders






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






4. To stop; delay - hinder






5. To wipe out; to destroy






6. To wipe out; to destroy






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






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






9. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






10. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.






11. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






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






13. The act of being formally connected or joined






14. Philosophy






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






16. Death rate






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






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






19. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence






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






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






22. Predicted; foretold






23. Predicted; foretold






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






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






26. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






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






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






29. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






30. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






31. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






32. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






33. Native to a certain area






34. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






35. Devotion and reverence to God






36. To give up power






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






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






39. Direct descent from a particular ancestor






40. The act of being formally connected or joined






41. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






42. A god or goddess






43. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






44. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






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






46. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






47. To give up power






48. The combination of parts to make a whole






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






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