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Vocabulary Lesson Cults 1

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to cults. This lesson will help you define cult, sect, messiah, bizarre, psychological, individuality and apocalyptic.

(A) cult NOUN a religious group, especially one with beliefs that most people consider strange or dangerous
‘The cult of the goddess Minerva.’

 

(A) sect NOUN a small religious group that came from a larger group and is considered to have extreme or unusual beliefs
‘She joined some strange sect – the Bacchus. Now she spends all day drinking wine.’

 

(A) messiah NOUN a leader who people believe will save them from trouble or difficult situations
‘Our leader is the one true messiah and will save us from evil.’

 

bizarre ADJECTIVE very strange and unusual
‘During their meetings they wear some bizarre masks.’

 

psychological ADJECTIVE involving or affecting the human mind
‘A cult can have a huge psychological affect on its members.’

 

(–) individuality UNCOUNTABLE NOUN the things that make someone or something different from all others
‘Sects do not allow individuality.’

 

apocalyptic ADJECTIVE describing the end of the world
‘Their leader has been describing an apocalyptic future.’

 

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