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Global Words You Should Know

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

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

3. Believers - followers

4. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion

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

6. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct

7. Belief in government run by religious leaders

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

9. Woven materials; cloth

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

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

12. Code of morality

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

14. The combination of parts to make a whole

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

16. Death rate

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

18. Royal authority; supreme power and authority

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

20. Belief in government run by religious leaders

21. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

22. Strength - energy

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

24. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

25. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty

26. To give up power

27. Based on or tracing descent through the male line

28. Direct descent from a particular ancestor

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

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

31. Natural - inborn

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

33. To stop; delay - hinder

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

35. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

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

37. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant

38. Having superior power and influence

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

40. To wipe out; to destroy

41. A remote and undeveloped area

42. To give up power

43. A god or goddess

44. Control of a product or service by one company

45. Mistress

46. A fortified military post where troops are stationed

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

48. Preach the gospel (to)

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

50. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence