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TOEFL’da Çıkan 400 Kelime | 10. Ünite Spiritually

agnostic

adj. Believing that humans cannot know whether there is
a god.

His devoutly Christian parents had problems with his agnostic beliefs.


animism

n. The belief that natural objects, such as trees, have souls.

Desert cultures that practice animism often believe that winds contain spirits.


atheist

n. One who does not believe in the existence of a supreme being.

He argued that his scientific training made it impossible for him to be anything but an atheist.


be inclined to

v. To favor an opinion or a course of action.

He couldn’t say which candidate he favored, but he had always
been inclined to vote Republican.


contemplate

v. To consider thoughtfully.

If you contemplate each step for so long, we will never complete this project on time.


deify

v. To worship as a god.

When people deify the leader of their country, the leader is able to
abuse power more easily.


ecclesiastical

adj. Relating to a church.

He was looking specifically for a university where he could study
ecclesiastical history.


exalt

v. To praise or honor.

He would often exalt the virtues of his new wife.


pious

adj. Having or exhibiting religious reverence.

Sometimes she was so pious that the rest of us felt like heathens.


sacrifice

v. Anything offered to a deity as a religious thanksgiving; giving up something in order to have something more valuable later on.

Every harvest time, the Fadeloni people sacrificed vegetables to their gods as a show of thanks.

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