Midterm: Gartshore 10H Vocab Test

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accredit

to authorize, certify, believe

credence

belief, acceptance as true

creditable

deserving 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

divinity

a god or goddess, a divine being

apotheosis

making a god of somehtiong, deification

theocracy

government by divine power orn 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 the gods of a people or religon

consecrate

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

execrate

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

sacrilege

disrespect to something regarded as sacred

sacrament

something considered to have sacred significance

sacrosanct

sacred (often used ironically)

sanctimonious

pretending to be righteous

sanction

approval; support; permission; (usually plural) a penalty for breaking a law or custom; to approve or encourage

sanctity

godliness; holiness

sanctuary

a sacred place; any place of refuge

hierarchy

a group organized by rank

hieroglyphic

written pictures to represent sounds or meanings of words; hard to read

expiate

to make amends for; to atone for

piety

religious devotion; great respect toward something, especially parents

impious

sacrilegious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect

pittance

a meager portion of anything, especially an allowance or salary

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