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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