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






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






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






4. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






5. Relating to or associated with an empire






6. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






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






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






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






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






11. Incapable of being solved or untangled






12. The combination of parts to make a whole






13. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






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






15. The act of being formally connected or joined






16. Belief in government run by religious leaders






17. Someone Who is drafted into military service






18. Mistress






19. Independence; self-determination - political independence






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






21. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






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






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






24. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the those of the Roman Catholic Church






25. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






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






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






28. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






29. Preach the gospel (to)






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






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






32. Death rate






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






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






35. The act of being formally connected or joined






36. A god or goddess






37. Devotion and reverence to God






38. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






39. Someone Who is drafted into military service






40. Philosophy






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






42. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






43. Control of a product or service by one company






44. Believers - followers






45. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






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






47. Strength - energy






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






49. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






50. To wipe out; to destroy