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a blessing
1. God's protection 2. a prayer asking for divine favour and protection
imprisoned
the act of being in prison, in captivity
full measure
the total amount or extent
sermonsing
deliver an opinionated and dogmatic/religious talk to someone
a sermon
a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible
beyond
the unknown, especially in references to life after death
mysterious
difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify
hardly
used to qualify a statement by saying that it is true to an insignificant degree
one-sided
partial favouring of one side of a story without allowing or listening to another viewpoint
to replace
to take the place of something
to fascinate
the ability to attract the strong attention and interest of someone
fascinated
the simple past tense of fascinate
Jeanne D'Arc
French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions
ambition
a strong desire to do or achieve something
heroic
having the characteristics of a hero or heroine; admirably brave or determined
bread and butter
expression: the essential or sustaining element of something eg: he earns his bread and butter by working in a factory.
household
a house and its occupants regarded as a unit
and the like
similar, alike
a cause
a principle, aim, or movement to which one is committed and which one is prepared to defend or advocate
a hero
a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities
to inspire
to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative
oppressed
subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment
freedom
1. the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants 2. the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved
honour
high respect; great esteem
sacred
connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and greatly respected because of this belief
secrecy
the action of keeping something secret or the state of being kept secret
serene
calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil
unruffled
not disordered, orderly
cheque
an order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer's account, written on a specially printed form
check
to examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something else
dear
a name diven to inform someone that you regard them with deep affection
deer
a hoofed grazing or browsing animal, with branched bony antlers that are shed annually and typically only by the male
fair
treating people equally without favouritism or discrimination
fare
the money paid for a journey on public transport
heal
when a wound, injury, or person is able to become sound or healthy again
heel
1. he back part of the human foot below the ankle 2. the part of the palm of the hand next to the wrist
right
1. morally good, justified, or acceptable 2. true or correct as a fact
write
1. mark (letters, words, or other symbols) on a surface, typically paper, with a pen, pencil, or similar implement 2. compose, write, and send (a letter) to someone
waste
use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
waste
Do not ______ your time.
waist
This pair of jeans is tight at the _______ .
cast
The people were eager to _____ their vote.
caste
We should not discriminate on the basis of ____________ .
peace
Gandhiji believed in __________ and non-violence.
piece
Give me a ______ of cake.
lose
Please don’t _____ my book.
loose
Sameer always wears a ______ shirt.
week
A _____ has seven days.
weak
Rani is ______ in English.
sacrifice
to give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations.
a movement
1. an act of movement 2. a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas
detect
to discover or identify the presence or existence of something
elders
1. people who are older than one 2. a leader or senior figure in a tribe or other group
leadership
the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this
hazardous
risky; dangerous
whom
used instead of ‘who’ as the object of a verb or preposition