Vocab set #2
Terms in this set (36)
to authorize; to certify; to believe
Ex: When the Red Cross accredits a lifeguard, it certifies that the person has successfully completed a course in H20 safety.
belief, mental acceptance
Ex: in the folktale "the boy who cried wolf" the boy has made so many false alarms that no one gives Credence to his cries when a wolf really does appear.
Ex: although most of the woman who joined the union Army's first nursing course had received no formal training their creditable performances during the Civil War established a permanent place for women in Military Hospital
believing too easily, gullible
Ex: Tom Sawyer hoodwinks his credulous Aunt Polly by offering fantastic excuses for his mischievous Adventures
a statement of belief or principle
Ex: In Praise of the Mayflower pilgrims Helen Hunt Jackson wrote "find me the man on Earth who care enough for Faith or creed today to seek a Barren wildnerness for simple Liberty to pray".
credo, credere, credidi, creditum (L)
to treat or worship someone as a god
Ex: in order to deify themselves and thus gain political power Egyptian pharaohs claimed descent from Horus the sun god.
a god or goddess
Ex: astarte The Phoenician deity of of love and beauty bears many similarities to the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the Roman goddess Venus.
divino, divinare, divinavi, divinatum
L. to foretell
Divinus - divine
1) to foretell by supernatural means
2) To know by intuition or insight
Ex: many people of the polar region seek to cure diseases by Consulting a shaman healer who enter the spirit world to divine the cause of illness.
1. a god or goddess; a divine being
2. the state of being divine
3. the study of Christian theology
2-Ex: the Divinity of the Inca Kings of ancient South America who were worshipped as descendants of the sun god represent in the sacredness of the state.
1) Making a God of something; deification.
2) A glorified ideal; an essence
2-Ex: for many Britain's queen Victoria was the apotheosis of the British Empire, embodying its Traditions, values, and Power.
government by divine power/ priests
Ex: Before its invasion in 1959 by the Chinese Tibet was a theocracy led by the 14th Dalai Lama, a monk believed in every successive generations to be The Reincarnation of the previous Dali Lama
the study of religion
Ex: students of Buddhist theology must learn Pali, the language into which many teachings of the Buddha were translated
a person who believes there is no god.
identifying god with nature; belief in all gods
Ex: Walt Whitman's pantheism is evident in the conclusion of "song of Myself" I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love.
all the gods of a people or religion
Ex: the ancient Greek pantheon was composed of gods and goddesses who are brothers and sisters like Hera Zeus's and Hestia or The Offspring of the siblings Cupid Athena and Persephone.
1) to make or declare sacred
2) to dedicate something to a goal.
Ex: the March of Dimes consecrates its resources to research on birth defect.
to denounce as vile or evil; to curse; to detest.
Ex: archaeologists execrate destruction of Inca works of art by Spanish conquistadors who melted priceless gold objects into ingots for easy shipment back to Spain
something considered to have sacred significance.
Ex: Susanna's music plays on the clear viol of her memory and makes a constant sacrament of praise
disrespect to something regarded as sacred.
Ex: existing industrial order tends to recklessness and sacrilege in the treatment of Natural Resources.
sacred (often used ironically)
Ex: in bless me, Ultima the Luna family of traditional Farmers regards the Earth as sacrosanct.
pretending to be righteous
Ex: I resented his sanctimonious Illusions to my laziness when he led such a sedentary lifestyle himself.
1) approval; support; permission
2) A penalty for breaking with law or custom.
Ex: the senator called for sanctions against companies that continue to pollute the Great Lakes.
A group organized by rank
Ex: in the hierarchy of the British nobility a duke or Duchess ranks above a baron or baroness.
1) Written with pictures to represent sounds or meanings of words.
2) Hard to read.
Ex: please type your essays! your hieroglyphic handwriting obscures your good ideas.
to appease, to purify (with sacred rites)
to make amends for; to atone for
Ex: since World War II many Germans have attempted to expiate Nazi atrocities against Jews by both public and private support of Israeli institutions.
religious devotion; great respect toward something, especially parents
Ex: David, the conqueror, was followed by his son Solomon, famous for his wealth, wisdom and piety, above all for the magnificent Temple which he built at Jerusalem.
sacrilegious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect.
Ex: many Native Americans regard displays of their ancestors bones and burial artifacts in museums as an impious disturbance and are demanding the return to the Earth.
a meager portion of anything, especially an allowance or salary.
Ex: although paid only a pittance for a 12-hour day agricultural workers flocked to England's 19th century Mill towns rather than face starvation on the farm.
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