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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. Mistress






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






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






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






5. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






6. Having superior power and influence






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






8. The ceremony of installing a new monarch






9. Native to a certain area






10. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






11. The act of being formally connected or joined






12. Woven materials; cloth






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






14. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






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






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






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






18. Strive to equal or match - especially by imitating






19. Devotion and reverence to God






20. A god or goddess






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






22. Devotion and reverence to God






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






24. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






25. Worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion






26. A remote and undeveloped area






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






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






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






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






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






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






33. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






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






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






36. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






37. Incapable of being solved or untangled






38. Based on or tracing descent through the male line






39. Largely inactive - accustomed to sitting






40. Relating to or associated with an empire






41. Strength - energy






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






43. Control of a product or service by one company






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






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






46. Belief in government run by religious leaders






47. Death rate






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






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






50. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.