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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. Natural - inborn






2. To give up power






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






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






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






6. Royal authority; supreme power and authority






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






8. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






9. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence






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






11. Independence; self-determination - political independence






12. Predicted; foretold






13. 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






14. Strength - energy






15. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






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






17. Belief in government run by religious leaders






18. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






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






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






21. Devotion and reverence to God






22. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






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






24. Native to a certain area






25. Woven materials; cloth






26. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






27. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






28. To wipe out; to destroy






29. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






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






31. To give up power






32. The combination of parts to make a whole






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






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






35. Someone Who is drafted into military service






36. Belief in government run by religious leaders






37. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






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






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






40. Mistress






41. Having superior power and influence






42. The act of being formally connected or joined






43. A remote and undeveloped area






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






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






46. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






47. The act of being formally connected or joined






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






49. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






50. Based on or tracing descent through the male line