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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. Kept from public knowledge by various means; held back






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






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






4. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






5. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






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






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






8. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






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






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






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






12. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






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






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






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






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






17. Relating to or associated with an empire






18. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






19. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






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






21. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






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






23. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






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






25. Code of morality






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






27. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






28. Strength - energy






29. Control of a product or service by one company






30. Someone Who is drafted into military service






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






32. Belief in government run by religious leaders






33. Believers - followers






34. Devotion and reverence to God






35. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






36. 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






37. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






38. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






39. A god or goddess






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






41. Natural - inborn






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






43. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






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






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






46. Predicted; foretold






47. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






48. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






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






50. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic