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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. Death rate






2. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






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






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






5. Devotion and reverence to God






6. A god or goddess






7. Having superior power and influence






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






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






10. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






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






12. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






13. Someone Who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






14. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






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






16. Incapable of being solved or untangled






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






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






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






20. Mistress






21. The combination of parts to make a whole






22. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






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






24. Predicted; foretold






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






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






27. A god or goddess






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






29. Preach the gospel (to)






30. To give up power






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






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






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






34. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






35. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.






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






37. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence






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






39. Relating to or associated with an empire






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






41. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






42. Incapable of being solved or untangled






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






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






45. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






46. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






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






48. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






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






50. A belief - principle - or teaching