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TOEFL Vocab: Global Words

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1. Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages






2. To wipe out; to destroy






3. Faithfulness; allegiance; loyalty






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






5. To give up power






6. A belief - principle - or teaching






7. Devotion and reverence to God






8. Believers - followers






9. A remote and undeveloped area






10. A fortified military post where troops are stationed






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






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






13. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong






14. A cruel and oppressive dictator - tyrant






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






16. Very strict in matters of religious or moral conduct






17. Strength - energy






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






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






20. 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






21. The combination of parts to make a whole






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






23. Relating to or associated with an empire






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






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






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






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






28. Belief in government run by religious leaders






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






30. Incapable of being solved or untangled






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






32. Someone who is drafted into military service






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






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






35. Otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic






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






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






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






39. Preach the gospel (to)






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






41. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field






42. Independence; self-determination - political independence






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






44. Natural - inborn






45. To stop; delay - hinder






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






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






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






49. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it






50. Royal authority; supreme power and authority