NEITHER RELIGION NOR BELIEF BUT FILIAL PIETY/ HOW TO USE VERBALS AND 50 SYNONYMS TO “FILIAL” AND “PIETY”
PUT THE VERBS IN PARENTHESES INTO THEIR CORRECT FORM
Filial piety (BE) common to almost all of religious beliefs. In Vietnamese it’s called “Chữ Hiếu”. Filial piety (EMPHASIZE) in Confucianism not as a social unit but a whole (CODIFY) ruism pervading the state and society for thousands of years. Ruism is the (UNCHANGE) continuity of traditions in which late thinkers (ADHERE) to the (ESTABLISH) commitments by the early.
Early Buddhism (NOT TO HAVE) a strong tradition of filial piety.When Buddhism (INTRODUCE) to China, it (REFINE) to support filial piety. Roman Catholic was, too. Its importance (GO) far beyond that of the biblical commandment “honor thy your mother and thy father”. Many Americans (BE) very likely to never even (HEAR) of filial piety. It (BE) an ancient concept (TIE) to the worship of (DECEASE) ancestors and (REVIVE) and (BROADEN) by Confucius (BUILD) a societal harmony. It’s the absolutely primary virtue (PRECEDE) all others in case of conflict.
Parents (GIVE) you life, (CARE) for you, and they (DESERVE) only the utmost love and respect from you. Of course, even without (KNOW) this term, many people are pious towards their parents. It basically (DESCRIBE) the correct way (ACT) towards one’s parents. It (INCLUDE) (LOVE) one’s parents, (BE) respectful, polite, considerate, loyal, helpful, dutiful, and obedient. Asian cultures (LIVE) by it for centuries. It (PROVIDE) foundation for other attitudes. How can a person be loyal towards friends or country when (HAVE) no filial piety towars parents?
Ancestor veneration (BASE) on the beliefs that the dead have a (CONTINUE) existence, and may possesss the ability to influence the fortune of the living. It (CULTIVATE) kinship values, such as filial piety, family loyalty, and continuity of the family lineage. Respect for family elders (BE) a cornerstone of Asian cultures for millennia. For instance in China one of the country’s most (REKNOW) literary works is the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety, (WRITE) during the Yuan dynasty 600 years ago. It (INCLUDE) a woman who (BREASTFEED) her toothless stepmother; a son who (TASTE) his father’s excrement to test for illness; and another man who (SIT) naked at his parents’ bedside (PREVENT) them (BITE) by mosquitoes.
The Jesuits first (ENTER) China through the Portuguese possession of Macau where they (FOUND) St. Paul’s College of Macau. There (BE) a dispute among Roman Catholic missionaries over the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals. This controversy (BRING) to Rome. In a decree (SIGN) on 23 March 1656, Pope Alexander VII (ACCEPT) the practices favorable to Chinese customs.
Pope Clement XI (CONDEMN) the Chinese rites and Confucian rituals, and (ISSUE) the 19 March 1715 Papal bull Ex Illa Die which officially (SAY) no Chinese Catholics (ALLOW) to worship ancestors in their familial temples. Rome’s (ENSUE) challenge to the Chinese Rites (LEAD) to the expulsion of Catholic missionaries from China. Pope Clement XIV (DISSOLVE) the Society of Jesuits in 1773. The Jesuits previously (EXPEL) from Brazil (1754), Portugal (1759), France (1764), Spain and its colonies (1767) and Parma (1768). To date, he (BE) the last pope to take the pontifical name of “Clement” upon his election. In 1939 Pope Pius XII (ORDER) the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (RELAX) certain aspects of Clement XI’s and Benedict XIV’s decrees. In 1943, the Government of China (ESTABLISH) diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
DEFINE THE SHADES OF MEANINGS AMONG THESE GROUPS OF DISCRIMATED SYNONYMS
- Piety, honesty, sincerity, integrity, decency, candor, candidness
Piety: devotion to religious practices. Saying prayers at home every is the humble piety.
Honesty: commitment not to say a lie. Mass media is too hard to honest in its news dispatch.
Sincerity: acting truly about own feelings, desires, thoughts or beliefs. Beside compassion and patience we need more sincerity.
Integrity: personal quality of having strong moral principles.
Decency: showing respect to others. In this election most of candidates keep decency in their campaigns.
Candor: showing honesty in expression. You should reply with candor to their attitude to get fixated on your idea.
Candidness: having no fear of showing candor. As he sits in waiting for the flight, he talks about his life with breathtaking candidness.
- Veracity, authenticity, legitimacy, validity, legality
Veracity: habitual observation of truth. No one has questioned about his veracity in keeping account.
Authenticity: being true in origin. The authenticity of this painting has been ascertained in the cover story.
Legitimacy: being accepted by law. They show refusal to recognize the legitimacy of these two institutions in the protest.
Validity: being well founded, and accurate to reality. Validity is the cornerstone of science.
Legality: Being consistent to the law. When being enforced, any contract is required to prove the legality of its purpose.
- Goodness, kindness, righteousness, uprightness, saintliness, godliness, piousness, holiness, devoutness, forthrightness
Goodness: being recognized in conduct or character. Many people have said about her kindness and goodness.
Kindness: being recognized by others in behavior. I’ve never forgotten her kindness to me in the trip.
Righteousness: conforming to good codes or accepted notions. He was known to be a statesman of righteousness in giving judgment on the policy.
Uprightness: adhering to honesty. It’s high time to call their cause uprightness into question.
Saintliness: being spiritually pure. People tend use human standards to test saintliness with utter selfishness.
Godliness: conforming to the wishes of Mother Nature. Most of us have heard the word “Godliness” but few of us can give a quick and easy definition.
Piousness: showing dutiful reverence to God. They can’t be pious because they visibly look deeply religious in statement but don’t follow the ethical codes of their church.
Holiness: the state of being sanctity as the term used in the 19th century of Evangelical Church denomination or a title of the higher ecclesiastics. They recognize His Holiness as the spiritual and political leader.
Devoutness: fulfillment of religious obligations. After his death they begun a campaign for his canonization thanks to his devoutness.
Forthrightness: Going straight to the point. He’s evaded no criticism but got ready for any question and his forthrightness has strengthend his leadership in the company.
- Truth, truthfulness, frankness, faithfulness
Truth: being original in facts. The more theories they have; the less truth they get.
Truthfulness: being not deceitful. We need more maxims of truth to reveal their plot of taking no truthfulness in campaigns.
Frankness: being free in expression. I know she will tell what she thinks about my work in frankness.
Faithfulness: devotedly adhering to a person or a cause. It’s only the man of faithfulness who thinks God sovereignly controls his life.
- Virtue, morality, justice, rectitude, probity
Virtue: being morally good. Movie hero is made by the screenplay writer to make this movie to be a real tearjerker.
Morality: conforming to the rules of right conduct. Persons of different seem to be
practically universal in morality thanks to basic human emotions.
Justice: being just in a cause or claim. Ministry of justice has taken over the duties of the previous department of constitutional affairs.
Rectitude: being morally correct. He wrote the letter to prove his rectitude of motives in helping her.
Probity: being confirmed in integrity. This party has no probity to make sure that their policy is right at all times.
- Compliant, respectful, affectionate, loving
Compliant: yielding in a submissive way. Parents like their children compliant.
Respectful: showing consideration for someone. The first thing to show respectful is to consider other’s feelings.
Affectionate: being warm, tender and loving. He eulogized her all times warm and affectionate person in his speech.
Loving: showing great care. The word”loving” is not charning for nasty persons.
- Loyal, faithful, devoted, dedicated, dutiful
Loyal: showing complete support for someone or something. They remained loyal to defending the nation.
Faithful: keeping firm practices for support. Being faithful has made mankind exist for centuries.
Devoted: giving ardent affection. Devoted customers get back there once per month to spend money.
Dedicated: wholly committed to a particular purpose. This TV network can provide dedicated channel for exclusive events in sports.
Dutiful: performing duties. Dutiful citizens know this means dying for defense of motherland.
- Trusty, trustworthy, dependable, reliable, trusted, entrusted
Trusty: being reliable due to long time service. He’s been a trusty prison inmate receiving lots of privileges.
Trustworthy: being reliable for anything of importance. Newspapers aren’t trustworthy for you to print these special truths.
Dependable: able to be trusted. Dependable employees are needed to deal with the case.
Reliable: able to be trusted in a specific performance. Reliable world producers are now owned by the tycoons.
Trusted: believed in ability. We are trusted tracking specialists on heavy duty devices used in environment.
Entrusted: believed to be assigned in doing something. You can’t entrust mass media with information security.
- Obedient, submissive, subservient, servile, amenable, acquiescent, biddable, obsequious
Obedient: willing to obey. This film is the experiment on how to be obedient to authority figures.
Submissive: willing to yield to authority. Submissive women are slaves to him in real life.
Subservient: extremely submissive. Emplyees can’t be regarded as the subservient despite they are of subordinate working capacity in a factory.
Servile: as subservient as slave. Money is the nasty intrument to make people servile in authority.
Amenable: willing to answer in responsibility. He looks so amenable to any idea going against his will.
Acquiescent: willing to give no protest. The syndicate keeps acquiescent over the conflict among these mobs.
Biddable: being easily taught. The word “biddable” is the favorite of dof breeders or trainers.
Obsequious: serving with too much willingness. He’s the type of servant who dotes on his master everywhere.