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CEFR C1 Vocabulary - Lesson 42

Here you will learn some English words about religion, such as "father", "bishop", "parish", etc. prepared for C1 learners.

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CEFR C1 Vocabulary
Father
[noun]
God's title, given and used by Christians
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Christ
[noun]
the man based on whose teachings Christianity is established
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Jesus
[noun]
the man whose followers believe to be the son of God and whose teachings are the foundation of the Christian religion
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saint
[noun]
someone who, after their death, is officially recognized by the Christian Church as a very holy person
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Pope
[noun]
the person who leads the Roman Catholic Church
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bishop
[noun]
a high-ranking priest who supervises all the churches and priests in a city
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pastor
[noun]
a priest or minister who is in charge of a church
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brother
[noun]
a man who is a member of a religious group, particularly a monk
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missionary
[noun]
someone who is sent to a foreign country to teach and talk about religion, particularly to persuade others to become a member of the Christian Church
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monk
[noun]
a member of a male religious group that lives in a monastery
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nun
[noun]
a member of a female religious group that lives in a convent
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Catholic
[adjective]
related to or belonging to the Western branch of the Christian Church that is led by the Pope
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Protestant
[adjective]
related to or belonging to the Western branch of the Christian Church, distinct from the Roman Catholic Church
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congregation
[noun]
a group of people who gather in a church to say prayers
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parish
[noun]
an area with a church of its own that is under the care of a priest
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convert
[noun]
someone who has changed their religion or opinion regarding a matter
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follower
[noun]
someone who respects, supports, and believes in a certain individual or system of ideas
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pilgrim
[noun]
a religious person who travels to a sacred place for a holy cause
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christening
[noun]
a Christian religious ceremony during which a baby is named and admitted to the Christian Church
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blessing
[noun]
a prayer asking for God's protection and help
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Buddhist
[noun]
someone who follows Buddhism
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funeral
[noun]
a religious ceremony in which people bury or cremate a dead person
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cult
[noun]
a group of people with extreme religious views who are separate from any established religion
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fate
[noun]
the power that some people believe controls everything that occurs and that is inevitable
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Islam
[noun]
the religion of the Muslims, which was established by Muhammad whose holy book is called the Quran
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Muhammad
[noun]
the Arab prophet who established the religion of Islam
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monastery
[noun]
a building where a group of monks live and pray
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shrine
[noun]
a place or building for people to pray in, which is considered holy by many due to its connection with a sacred person, event, or object
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ritual
[noun]
the act of conducting a series of fixed actions, particular to a religious ceremony
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divine
[adjective]
originating from, relating to, or associated with God or a god
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sacred
[adjective]
connected with God or a god, and considered holy or deeply respected in religious contexts
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secular
[adjective]
not concerned or connected with religion
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to preach
[verb]
to give a religious speech, particularly in a church
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to sacrifice
[verb]
to kill an animal or person as a religious act
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to sin
[verb]
to act against religious or moral rules
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to worship
[verb]
to respect and honor God or a deity, especially by performing rituals
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archbishop
[noun]
a bishop of the highest rank who is responsible for all the churches in a specific large area
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God-fearing
[adjective]
very faithful to God and devoted to religion
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godless
[adjective]
lacking faith in or respect for God
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to fear
[verb]
to be scared of someone or something
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