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Global Words You Should Know

Subjects : literacy, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






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






3. 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






4. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






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






6. Native to a certain area






7. A clergyman or other person in religious orders






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






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






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






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






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






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






14. Strength - energy






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






16. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






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






18. Strength - energy






19. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence






20. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.






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






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






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






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






25. Mistress






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






27. Predicted; foretold






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






29. Woven materials; cloth






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






31. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






32. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






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






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






35. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






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






37. A god or goddess






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






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






40. A belief - principle - or teaching






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






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






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






44. Preach the gospel (to)






45. To stop; delay - hinder






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






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






48. A god or goddess






49. The act of being formally connected or joined






50. The combination of parts to make a whole