Sunday, October 30, 2016

IR Vocab Set 4

Book: National Geographic
Word: Venerated 
Sentence: Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.
Definition: to regard or treat with reverence; revere
Part Of Speech: Verb
Synonyms: Cherish, Idolize and Exalt

Book: National Geographic
Word: Cladding
Sentence: Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier
Definition: the act or process of bonding one metal to another, usually to protect the inner metal from corrosion
Part Of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: Covering, Outer Wall, and Finish

Book: National Geographic
Word: Edicule
Sentence: The Edicule and the interior tomb are currently undergoing restoration by a team of scientists from the National Technical University of Athens, under the direction of Chief Scientific Supervisor Professor Antonia Moropoulou.
Definition: aedicule
Part Of Speech: Noun

Book: National Geographic
Word: Veneration
Sentence: An analysis of the original rock may enable them to better understand not only the original form of the tomb chamber, but also how it evolved as the focal point of veneration since it was first identified by Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, in A.D. 326.
Definition: the act of venerating
Part Of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: Adoration, Awe and Esteem

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Pragmatic
Sentence: They can teach us that there’s a form of pragmatic exchange and toleration and accommodation, which trumps ideology.
Definition: of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations
Part Of Speech: Adjective 
Synonyms: Businesslike, Efficient and Logical 

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Pariah
Sentence: She’s establishing a Protestant state and England has become a pariah in Catholic Europe. So she reaches out for alliances with the Islamic world.
Definition: an outcast
Part Of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: Leper, Outsider and Bum

Book: National Geographic
Word: Parochial
Sentence: In the last few years, there’s been a parochial identification of the Tudors, reflected in the way they have featured in recent TV shows, like The Tudors.
Definition: of or relating to parochial schools or the education they provide
Part Of Speech: Adjective 
Synonyms: Petty, Insular and Sectarian 

Book: National Geographic
Word: Shrewdly
Sentence: What she does very shrewdly, when she starts to write to the Sultan in 1579, is say:
Definition: astute or sharp in practical matters
Part Of Speech: Adjective 
Synonyms:Ably, Artfully and Cooly 

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Idolatry
Sentence: We do not believe in idolatry or that you should have intercession, i.e., a saint or a priest will get you closer to God. 
Definition: the religious worship of idols
Part Of Speech: Noun 
Synonyms: Worship, Adoration and Idolism 

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Prophet
Sentence: Islam believes Jesus is a prophet, but not the son of God.
Definition: a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration
Part Of Speech: Noun 
Synonyms: Seer, Witch and Prognosticator  

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