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






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






3. A remote and undeveloped area






4. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






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






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






7. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.






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






9. Control of a product or service by one company






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






11. Of recognized authority or excellence; relating to ancient Greece or Rome






12. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






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






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






15. A god or goddess






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






17. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






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






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






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






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






22. Independence; self-determination - political independence






23. Woven materials; cloth






24. The act of being formally connected or joined






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






26. Having superior power and influence






27. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






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






29. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






30. A god or goddess






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






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






33. Belief in government run by religious leaders






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






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






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






37. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






38. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






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






40. Direct descent from a particular ancestor






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






42. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






43. Someone Who is drafted into military service






44. To give up power






45. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






46. Belief in government run by religious leaders






47. Natural - inborn






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






49. Having superior power and influence






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