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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. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






2. The act of being formally connected or joined






3. Woven materials; cloth






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






5. Predicted; foretold






6. Predicted; foretold






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






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






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






10. Philosophy






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






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






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






14. Mistress






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






16. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






17. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






18. Arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)






19. Strength - energy






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






21. Code of morality






22. Control of a product or service by one company






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






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






25. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






26. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






27. 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






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






29. Mistress






30. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.






31. Kept from public knowledge by various means; held back






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






33. Believers - followers






34. Death rate






35. Independence; self-determination - political independence






36. To stop; delay - hinder






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






38. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






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






40. Woven materials; cloth






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






42. Having superior power and influence






43. Devotion and reverence to God






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






45. Belief in government run by religious leaders






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






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






48. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






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






50. 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