Thursday, May 31, 2012

liberally & flaw

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 15:14
Supply him liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress. Give to him as the Lord your God has blessed you.

DEUTERONOMY 15:21
If an animal has a defect, is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the Lord your God.

----- Words Explanation -----
liberally:
with generosity in giving money, time, or another asset

flaw:
1. a physical disfigurement that prevents something from being totally perfect and detracts from its value
2. a feature that is regarded as unfavorable
3.   in a legal document, an error that can make it invalid
4. a short storm or spell of bad weather




Wednesday, May 30, 2012

openhanded & harbor

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 15:8
Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.

DEUTERONOMY 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.


----- Words Explanation -----
 openhanded:
Giving freely; generous;

harbor:
1. to keep a particular thought or feeling in your mind for a very long time 
2. to hide someone who has done something wrong so that the police will not find them 
3. if a place harbors something, that thing can be found there 
4. an area of water near the land where it is safe for boats to stay. A port is a harbor where passengers and goods can be taken on and off; used for referring to a place or situation that provides safety or protection 





Tuesday, May 29, 2012

hoopoe & tightfisted

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 14:17
the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.

DEUTERONOMY 15:7
If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

----- Words Explanation -----
hoopoe:
a bird with a pinkish brown head and back, a very prominent crest, a downward curving beak, and a loud cry. 

tightfisted:
disinclined to spend money 




Monday, May 28, 2012

antelope & falcon

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 14:5
the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.

DEUTERONOMY 14:12
But these you may not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, the red kite, the black kite, any kind of falcon, any kind of raven, the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.


----- Words Explanation -----
antelope:
a brown animal with horns and long thin legs that can run very fast. Antelopes live mainly in Africa and Asia. 

falcon:
a bird that kills other birds and animals for food and can be trained to hunt 





roe & ibex

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 14:3
Do not eat any detestable thing. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.


----- Words Explanation -----
roe:
1. roe deer is a European or Asian deer that lives in forests
2. a group of fish eggs that are found inside a fish, or that are eaten as food 

ibex:
a European or Asian deer that lives in forests



Saturday, May 26, 2012

alleviate & diligent

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
Misery was rife among those who remained, and they strove to alleviate it by a diligent attention to signs and omens.


----- Words Explanation -----
alleviate:
 to make something less painful, severe, or serious

diligent:
 someone who is diligent works very hard and very carefully

Friday, May 25, 2012

purge & probe

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 13:5
That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery; he has tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you. 

DEUTERONOMY 13:14
then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you, you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town.

----- Words Explanation -----
purge:
1. to remove a bad or unpleasant condition or feeling from someone or something 
2. to remove people suddenly or violently from an organization, group, etc. 
3. to remove a harmful substance from your body by taking a purgative 
4. a sudden or violent action to remove people, especially political opponents

purgative:
a food or drug that makes you go to the toilet

probe:
1. to try to find out the truth about something, especially by asking a lot of questions 
2. to examine part of someone's body by pressing a probe into it; to press something with your fingers or with a tool, especially in order to find something 
3. to examine or move through an area, especially in order to find something 
4. a long thin medical instrument used for examining things inside your body; a system or piece of equipment that is used for obtaining information 
5. an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident, made by an official group or by a newspaper, television program, etc. 





Thursday, May 24, 2012

gazelle & crave

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 12:15
Nevertheless, you may slaughter your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer, according to the blessing the Lord your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it.

DEUTERONOMY 12:20
When the Lord your God has enlarged your territory as he promised you, and you crave meat and say, "I would like some meat," then you may eat as much of it as you want.


----- Words Explanation -----
gazelle: a small brown African or Asian animal similar to a deer, with long thin legs and large eyes;

crave:
to want something very much and in a way that is very hard to control.








Wednesday, May 23, 2012

remorse & paroxysm

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
The Hungarians followed, sword in hand, and cut them down without remorse, and in such numbers, that the stream of the Danube is said to have been choked up by their unburied bodies. This was the worst paroxysm of the madness of Europe; and this passed, her chivalry upon the scene.


----- Words Explanation -----
remorse:
a strong sad and guilty feeling about something that you have done wrong

paroxysm:
a sudden uncontrolled expression of emotion





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

irrigate & entice

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Deuteronomy 11:10 
The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden.

DEUTERONOMY 11:16
Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.


----- Words Explanation -----
irrigate:
1. to bring water to land through a system of pipes, ditches, etc. in order to make crops grow 
2. to wash an injury using a continuous flow of liquid 

entice:
to persuade someone to do something, especially by offering them an advantage or reward

Monday, May 21, 2012

overlook & overwhelm

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 9:27
Remember your servants Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Overlook the stubbornness of this people, their wickedness and their sin.

DEUTERONOMY 11:4
What he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots, how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea as they were pursuing you, and how the Lord brought lasting ruin on them.

----- Words Explanation -----
overlook:
1. to fail to notice or do something; to fail to consider someone or something, or to fail to recognize success;
2. to choose to ignore a mistake, fault, etc.
3.  to have a view of something from above

overwhelm:
1. Bury or drown beneath a huge mass
2. Defeat completely
3. Have a strong emotional effect on
4. to affect someone's emotions in a very powerful way; to surprise someone very much




Saturday, May 19, 2012

belligerent & licentiousness

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds: 
As the belligerents were to have remission of all their sins on their arrival in Palestine, hundreds of them gave themselves up to the most unbounded licentiousness.


----- Words Explanation -----
belligerent:
1. one of the countries involved in a war;
2.  very unfriendly and angry;

licentiousness:
1. Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters
2. Disregarding accepted rules or conventions, esp. in grammar or literary style



Friday, May 18, 2012

crusade & truce

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds: 
Another effect of the Crusade was, the religious obedience with which it inspired the people and the nobility for that singular institution "The Truce of God."


----- Words Explanation -----
crusade:
1.  an effort over a long time to achieve something that you strongly believe is morally right
2.  to work hard for a long time to achieve something that you strongly believe is morally right

truce:
 an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time; a period of time when there is a truce




Thursday, May 17, 2012

dispossess & annihilate

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 9:1
Hear, O Israel. You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to the sky.

DEUTERONOMY 9:3
But be assured today that the Lord you God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the Lord has promised you.

----- Words Explanation -----
dispossess:
 to take something valuable such as land away from someone

annihilate:
1. to destroy a group of people or things completely
2. to defeat an opponent completely and easily


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ensnare & scorpion

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 7:25
The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the Lord your God.

DEUTERONOMY 8:15
He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.


----- Words Explanation -----
ensnare:
1. to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them
2. if a bad situation ensnares someone, they are unable to escape from it

scorpion:
 an animal like a large insect with a long curved tail containing a poisonous sting. Scorpions live in hot dry places.




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

thrust & eliminate

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 6:18
Do what is right and good in the Lord's sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land that the Lord promised on oath to your forefathers, thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the Lord said.

DEUTERONOMY 7:22
The Lord your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you.


----- Words Explanation -----
thrust:
1. to attack someone
2.  to put something somewhere with a quick hard push; to move somewhere by pushing hard and quickly


eliminate:
1. to get rid of sth. that is not wanted or needed
2. to decide that sb. or sth. is not responsible for sth.
3. to remove sb. from a competition or election, usually passive
4. to murder sb. who is considered to be a problem



Monday, May 14, 2012

fast & array

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 4:4
but all of you who held fast to the Lord your God are still alive today.

DEUTERONOMY 4:19
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars -- all the heavenly array  -- do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.


----- Words Explanation -----
fast:
1. firmly and strongly or tightly
...

array:
a large group of people or things that are related in some way
...





stipulation & prolong

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 4:45
These are the stipulations, decrees and laws Moses gave them when came out of Egypt and were in the valley near Beth Peor east of the Jordan, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon and was defeated by Moses and the Israelites as they came out of Egypt.

DEUTERONOMY 5:33
Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will posses.


----- Words Explanation -----
stipulation:
 something that has been stipulated
stipulate:
to say what is allowed or what is necessary

prolong:
 to make something last longer;





Friday, May 11, 2012

plateau & commission

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 3:10
We took all the towns on the plateau, and all Gilead, and all Bashan as far as Salecah and Edrei, towns of Og's kingdom in Bashan.

DEUTERONOMY 3:28
But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.


----- Words Explanation -----
plateau:
1. a large flat area of land that is higher than the land around it
2. a period or phase in sth. when there is little increase or decrease
3. to stop increasing or improving after a period of development

commission:
1.  to ask someone such as an artist or musician to produce a piece of work in exchange for payment; to officially ask for a piece of work to be done for you
2. an extra amount of money that you have to pay to a bank or other organization when they provide a service for you; an extra amount of money that you earn in your job every time you sell a product or get a new customer
3. to make someone an officer in the military



Thursday, May 10, 2012

in accordance with & encroach

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 2:37
But in accordance with the command of the Lord our God, you did not encroach on any of the land of the Ammonites, neither the land along the course of the Jabbok nor that around the towns in the hills.


----- Words Explanation -----
in accordance with:
in a way that follows a rule, system, or someone's wishes

accordance:
1. consensus as to the right course of action
2. conformity with specific procedures or actions
3. the bestowal of a particular status or treatment on somebody or something

encroach:
1. to gradually take something such as power or authority from someone else
2. to cover more land gradually
3. to gradually reduce the amount of time that someone has available to do what they want to do



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

anguish & obstinate

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 2:25
This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.

DEUTERONOMY 2:30
But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the Lord your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as he has now done.


----- Words Explanation -----
anguish:
1. extreme anxiety or emotional torment
2. a feeling of great physical or emotional pain
3. to feel or cause somebody to feel anguish

obstinate:
not willing to be reasonable and change your plans, ideas, or behavior


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

convulsion & spectator

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds: 
Nothing is more astonishing than the spectacle of these convulsions. One who has not seen them can form no idea of them. The spectator is as much astonished at the profound repose of one portion of the patients as at the agitation of the rest.


----- Words Explanation -----
convulsion:
1. violent movements of a person's body that they cannot control
2.   a sudden or extreme change that causes major problems or serious harm

spectator:
 someone who watches a public activity or event, especially a sports event




Monday, May 7, 2012

arrogance & provoke

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Deuteronomy 1:43
So I told you, but you would not listen. You rebelled against the Lord's command and in your arrogance you marched up into the hill country.

Deuteronomy  2:5
Do not provoke them to war, for I will to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.

----- Words Explanation -----
arrogance:
 behavior that shows that you think you are better or more important than other people

provoke:
1. to deliberately try to make someone angry
2. to cause a reaction, especially an angry one

Friday, May 4, 2012

foothill & vast

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Deuteronomy 1:7
Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great rive, the Euphrates.

Deuteronomy 1:19
Then, as the Lord our God commanded us, we set out from Horeb and went toward the hill country of the Amorites though all that vast and dreadful desert that you have seen, and so we reached Kadesh Barnea.


----- Words Explanation -----
foothill:
a hill at the bottom of a higher mountain or mountain range and forming part of the approaches to it

vast:
1. Of very great extent or quantity; immense
2. An immense space





Thursday, May 3, 2012

Deuteronomy & expound

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Deuteronomy 1:5
East of the Jordan in the territory of Moad, Moses began to expound this law, saying:

----- Words Explanation -----
Deuteronomy:
  a book of the Bible that repeats the Ten Commandments and records much of Mosaic Law.

expound:
to explain something or to express your opinion about it in detail





Wednesday, May 2, 2012

aforethought & shove

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 35:20
If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at him intentionally so that he dies or if in hostility he hits him with his fist so that he dies, that person shall be put to death; he is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

----- Words Explanation -----
aforethought:
 thought about or planned beforehand

shove:
1. to push someone or something with force
2. to move something, or to put it somewhere, quickly and carelessly




Tuesday, May 1, 2012

proportion & malice

----- Words Excerpt from -----
NUMBERS 35:8
The towns you give the Levites from the land the Israelites posses are to be given in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe that has many, but few from one that has few."

NUMBERS 35:20
If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at him intentionally so that he dies or if in hostility he hits him with his fist so that he dies, that person shall be put to death. he is murderer. The avenger or blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.


----- Words Explanation -----
proportion
1. a quantity of something that is a part or share of the whole; the relationship between two or more quantities or parts of a whole
2. The comparative measurements or size of different parts of a whole

malice:
 a strong feeling of wanting to hurt someone or be unkind to them