Monday, April 30, 2012

barb & allot

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 33:55
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.

NUMBERS 34:2
Command the Israelites and say to them:'When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as in inheritance will have there boundaries:


----- Words Explanation -----
barb:
a short curved point on something such as a fish hook that makes it difficult to remove

allot:
  to give someone part of an amount of something that is available, or to decide that something will be used for a specific purpose



Sunday, April 29, 2012

crook & prodigy

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
There is nothing so inconsiderable which may not appear dreadful to an imagination that is filled with omens and prognostics. A rusty nail or a crooked pin shoot up into prodigies.


----- Words Explanation -----
crooked:
1. not straight;
2. dishonest and likely to do illegal things, especially in order to get money
crook:
1. Bend (something, esp. a finger as a signal)
2. A person who is dishonest or a criminal
3. A bend in something, esp. at the elbow in a person's arm

prodigy:
1. somebody who shows an exceptional talent at an early age
2.  something very impressive or amazing


Thursday, April 26, 2012

wholeheartedly & brood

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 32:12
not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the Lord wholeheartedly.

NUMBERS 32:14
And here you are, a brood of sinners, standing in the place of your fathers and making the Lord even more angry with Israel.


----- Words Explanation -----
wholeheartedly:
 wholehearted support, agreement, effort, etc. is enthusiastic and complete

brood:
1. A group of things or people having a similar character
2. All of the children in a family
3. A family of young animals, esp. of a bird, produced at one hatching or birth
4. if a bird broods, it sits on its eggs until the young birds are born





Sunday, April 22, 2012

lass & patriarch

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
Divination by the palm, so confidently believed in by half the village lasses in Europe, is of older date, and seems to have been known to the Egyptians in the time of the patriarchs;

----- Words Explanation -----
lass:
 a girl, or a young woman

patriarch:
1. the oldest man in a family or organization, who is respected because of this
2. A Roman Catholic bishop ranking above primates and metropolitans and immediately below the pope, often the head of a Uniate community





Saturday, April 21, 2012

nullify & vengeance

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 30:8
But if her husband forbids her when he hears about it, he nullifies the vow that obligates her or the rash promise by which she obligates herself, and the Lord will release her.

NUMBERS 31:3
So Moses said to the people, "Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the Lord's vengeance on them.


----- Words Explanation -----
nullify:
1. to make something lose its legal effect
2. to make something lose its value or effect

vengeance:
the act of harming or killing someone because they have done something bad to you


Thursday, April 19, 2012

augury & besiege

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
Let us try. In his second century, prediction 66, he says:
"From great dangers the captive is escaped. A little time, great fortune changed. In the palace the people are caught. By good augury the city is besieged."

----- Words Explanation -----
augury:
1. a sign of what may happen in the future
2. the skill or practice of telling what may happen in the future

besiege:
1. to surround a place with an army and prevent the people there from getting food and supplies, as a way of getting control of it; to gather around a person or place in a way that threatens or annoys them
2.  to make more requests, offers, comments, or complaints than someone can deal with;



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

institute & ferment

17.04.2012

Excerpt from:
NUMBERS 28:6
This is the regular burnt offering instituted at Mount Sinai as a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the Lord by fire.

NUMBERS 28:7
The accompanying drink offering is to be a quarter of a hin of fermented drink with eath lamb. Pour out the drink offering to the Lord  at the sanctuary.

Explaination:
institute:
1. Set in motion or establish (something, esp. a program, system, or inquiry)
2. to start something such as a system or an official process
3. A society or organization having a particular object or common factor, esp. a scientific, educational, or social one

ferment:
1.if food or drink ferments or is fermented, a chemical change happens to it and the sugar in it produces alcohol
2.to stir up somebody or something, or be stirred up
3.to cause, develop, or evolve something, or be developed or evolved
4.a state or situation of extreme agitation or commotion about something

Sunday, April 15, 2012

impenetrable & shroud

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
God himself, for his own wise purposes, has more than once undrawn the impenetrable veil which shrouds those awful secrets; and, for purposes just as wise, he has decreed that, except in these instances, ignorance shall be our lot for ever.


----- Words Explanation -----
impenetrable:
1. impossible to get into or get through
2.  impossible to understand

shroud:
1. to cover or hide something;
2. to wrap a dead body in a piece of cloth;
3.   a piece of cloth that is wrapped around a dead body before it is buried;

Saturday, April 14, 2012

behold & skull

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 24:17
I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the sons of Sheth. Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.

----- Words Explanation -----
behold:
used for telling someone to look at something;

skull:
1.  the bones of the head
2. a person's head, or their mind





Thursday, April 12, 2012

prostrate & aloe

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 24:4
the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened.

NUMBERS 24:6
Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the Lord, like cedars beside the waters.


----- Words Explanation -----
prostrate:
1. lying with your body completely flat, for example because you are sick or tired; lying flat on the ground with your face downward as a sign of respect or worship.
2. if you are prostrated by something, it makes you feel extremely upset or sick.

aloe:
a plant with thick pointed leaves that contain a lot of liquid

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

devour & resort

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBER 23:24
The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till he devours his prey and drinks the blood of his victims.

NUMBER 24:1
Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Isreal, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert.


----- Words Explanation -----
devour:
1. to eat something very fast because you are hungry
2.  to destroy something completely
3.  to read, watch, or listen to something with a lot of interest or enthusiasm

resort:
1. a place that many people go to for a vacation
2. Turn to and adopt (a strategy or course of action, esp. a disagreeable or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.



Monday, April 9, 2012

oracle & denounce

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 23:7
Then Balaam uttered his oracle:
"Balak brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains. 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.'

----- Words Explanation -----
oracle:
1. a person or book that gives the best information or advice on something
2.  a type of priest in ancient Greece who told people what would happen in the future or who gave them advice from the gods; a message from the gods given by an oracle

denounce:
1. to criticize someone or something severely in public;
2.  to tell an authority such as the police that a particular person is responsible for a crime





Sunday, April 8, 2012

reckless & spare

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 22:32
The angel of the Lord asked him, "Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.

NUMBERS 22:33
The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If she had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared her.

----- Words Explanation -----
reckless:
 not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions;

spare:
1. to not harm, damage, or kill someone or something
2.  to prevent someone from experiencing an unpleasant, painful, or embarrassing situation or feeling
3. a spare object is one that you keep in addition to other similar objects so that it is available if you need it




Saturday, April 7, 2012

horde & handsomely

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 22:4
The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, "This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field."

NUMBERS 22:17
This is what Galak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say. Come and put a curse on these people for me."

----- Words Explanation -----
horde:
a large number of people;

handsomely:
1. in an amount that is more than expected;
2. in a way that requires great skill or agility;
3. in a way that is very large in extent or size;


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

fugitive & overthrow

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Number 21:29
Woe to you, O Moab!
You are destroyed, O people of Chemosh! He has given up his sons as fugitives and his daughters as captives to Sihon king of the Amorites.

Number 21:30
"But we have overthrow them; Heshbon is destroyed all the way to Dibon. We have demolished them as far as Nophah, which extends to Medeba"

----- Words Explanation -----
fugitive:
 someone who has done something illegal and is trying to avoid being caught by the police

overthrow:
1. to force a leader or government out of their position of power
2.  a successful attempt to force a leader or government out of their position of power




Sunday, April 1, 2012

muster & woe

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Numbers 21:23
But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. He mustered his entire army and marched out into the desert against Israel. When he reached Jahaz, he fought with Isreal.

Numbers 21:29
Woe to you, O Moab!
You are destroyed, O people of Chemosh!
He has given up his sons as fugitives and his daughters as captives to Sihon king of the Amorites.


----- Words Explanation -----
muster:
1. to bring people, especially soldiers, together in one place, or to gather in one place
2.  to try to produce as much of a feeling such as enthusiasm or determination as you can
3.  a group of people brought together in one place, especially soldiers

woe:
1. Things that cause sorrow or distress; troubles
2.  problems and worries; a strong feeling of sadness;