Lessons 1&2-- Believing

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Accredit

to authorize/ certify/ believe

Credence

belief/ acceptance as true

Creditable

deserving of praise

Credulous

believing too easily/ gullible

Creed

a statement of belief or principle

Deify

to make a god of

Deity

a god or goddess

Divine

- to foretell by supernatural means
- to know by intuition or insight

Divinity

- a god or goddess/ divine being
- a state of being divine

Apotheosis

- making a god of of something/ deification
- a glorified ideal/ an essence

Theocracy

government by divine power or priests

Theology

the study of religion

Atheist

a person who believes there is no God

Pantheism

identifying God with nature; belief in all gods

Pantheon

all gods of a people or religion

Consecrate

- to make or declare something sacred
- to dedicate something to a goal

Execrate

to denounce as vile or evil; to curse; to detest

Sacrament

something considered to have sacred significance

Sacrilege

disrespect to something regarded as sacred

Sacrosanct

sacred

Sanctimonious

pretending to be righteous

Sanction

- approval/ support/ permission
- a penatly for breaking with law or custom
- to approve/ to encourage

Sanctity

godliness/ holiness

Sanctuary

a sacred place/ any place of refuge

Hierarchy

a group organized by rank

Hieroglyphic

- written with pictures to represent sounds or meanings or words
- hard to read

Expiate

to make amends for/ to atone for

Piety

religious devotion; great respect towards something especially parents

Impious

sacrilegious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect

Pittance

a meager portion or anything, especially an allowance or salary

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