Friday, June 29, 2012

tumor & grope

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:27
The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. At midday you will grope about like a blind man in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.


----- Words Explanation -----
tumor:
a mass of cells in your body that grow in a way that is not normal. A benign tumor is harmless and a malignant tumor can cause death

grope:
1. to search for something inside a container, bag, etc. by feeling with your hands; to try to get to a place by feeling the way with your hands 
2. to touch someone sexually in a rough way, especially someone who does not want to be touched 
3. to search for an idea or a way to say or do something without being certain of what you are doing 





Thursday, June 28, 2012

drought & blight

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:22
The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish.


----- Words Explanation -----
drought:
a long period of time when there is little or no rain and crops die 


blight
1. something that damages or spoils something else
2. a serious disease affecting plants and crops 
3. to cause serious damage or harm to something 




Wednesday, June 27, 2012

barn & inflammation

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:8
The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

DEUTERONOMY 28:22
The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 

----- Words Explanation -----
barn:
a large building on a farm where animals, crops, or machines are kept 

inflammation:
an area on your body that is swollen, red, and painful because of an infection or injury 





Tuesday, June 26, 2012

obnoxious & potentate

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
Just as absurd and effectual was the charge brought against the Templars in 1307, when they had rendered themselves obnoxious to the potentates and prelacy of Christendom.


----- Words Explanation -----
obnoxious:
very rude, offensive, or unpleasant

potentate:
a king or other powerful man who has a lot of authority and influence 





Monday, June 25, 2012

assailant & plaster

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 25:11
If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seized him by his private parts.

DEUTERONOMY 27:2
When you have crossed the Jordan into the land the Lord your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster.


----- Words Explanation -----
assailant:
someone who violently attacks another person

plaster:
1. a substance that is spread onto walls and ceilings to form a hard smooth surface 
2. a thin piece of cloth or plastic that is sticky on one side, and that you put on your skin to cover a cut. The American word is Band-Aid. 
3. to cover a surface or a place with labels, advertisements, pictures etc.; if a news story is plastered all over the newspapers, all the details of it are in the newspapers 
4. to cover a wall or ceiling with wet plaster or a similar substance 
5. to make something lie flat against something else 






Sunday, June 24, 2012

muzzle & tread

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 25:4
Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.


----- Words Explanation -----
muzzle:
1. to put a muzzle on a dog to prevent it from biting people 
2. to prevent a person, group, newspaper, etc. from expressing their opinions or ideas publicly 
3. the nose and mouth of an animal such as a dog or horse 
4. something that you put around the nose and mouth of a dog to prevent it from biting people 
5. the end of a gun barrel where the bullets come out 

tread:
1. to walk or step on something; to press or crush something into the floor or ground when you walk 
2. if someone treads grapes, they crush them with their feet in order to make wine 
3. the pattern of lines on the bottom of a shoe 
4. the part of a tire that touches the road 
5. the sound that someone makes when they walk





Friday, June 22, 2012

flog & lash

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 25:2
If the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make him lie down and have him flogged in his presence with the number of lashed his crime deserves, but he must not give him more than forty lashes.


----- Words Explanation -----
flog:
to hit someone very hard with a stick or whip as a punishment 

lash:
1. a hit with a whip or a thin stick 
2. a quick violent movement of an animal's tail from side to side, often because it is angry 
3. to hit a person or animal with a whip or thin stick, especially as a punishment; if the wind or rain lashes something or lashes against something, it blows or falls against it with a very strong force; if an animal lashes its tail, or if its tail lashes, it moves its tail fast and violently from side to side, often when it is angry; to hit something with a very strong force 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

kernel & livelihood

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 23:25
If you enter your neighbor's grain field, you may pick kernels with your hands, but you must not put a sickle to his standing grain.

DEUTERONOMY 24:6
Do not take a pair of millstones -- not even the upper one -- as security for a debt, because that would be taking a man's livelihood as security.

----- Words Explanation -----
kernel:
1. the soft part inside a nut or a seed 
2. the seed of a particular plant grown as a crop 
3. the central or most important part of something

livelihood:
something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live 





Wednesday, June 20, 2012

indecent & refrain

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 23:14
For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.

DEUTERONOMY 23:22
But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty.


----- Words Explanation -----
indecent:
offensive or shocking, especially in a sexual way

refrain:
1. to stop yourself from doing something: This word is often used in official announcements or signs 
2. a phrase or an idea that is often repeated 





Tuesday, June 19, 2012

designate & excrement

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 23:12
Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement.


----- Words Explanation -----
designate:
1. to represent something in a particular way, for example with a sign or symbol;
2. to give someone or something a particular name, title, or description 
3. to formally choose someone or something for a particular purpose 
4. chosen for a particular job but not yet officially doing that job

excrement:
the solid waste that your body gets rid of 



nocturnal & emission

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 23:10
If one of your men is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is go outside the camp and stay there.

----- Words Explanation -----
nocturnal:
1. nocturnal animals are active at night rather than during the day
2. happening at night 

emission:
1. An ejaculation of semen
2. the act of sending gas, light, or heat into the air 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

emasculate & crush

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 23:1
No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the Lord.


----- Words Explanation -----
emasculate:
1. to reduce the power or effectiveness of something
2. to make a man feel weaker and less male; to remove the testicles of; castrate; geld

crush:
1. to hit or press something so hard that you damage it severely or destroy it, especially by making its shape flatter; to injure or kill someone by crushing them; to press something so hard that it breaks into very small pieces 
2. to completely defeat someone who is opposing you, especially by using force or violence; to easily defeat someone who is competing against you 
3. to make someone feel disappointed, embarrassed, or upset 


Friday, June 15, 2012

betroth & rape

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 22:27
for the man found the girl out in the country, and though the betrothed girl screamed, there was no one to rescue her.

DEUTERONOMY 22:28
If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.


----- Words Explanation -----
betroth:
to promise to marry somebody, or promise that somebody will marry somebody 

rape:
1. the crime of forcing someone to have sex by using violence; relating to rape 
2. harm or destruction caused by using a place, especially an area of land, in an inappropriate way 
3. a plant with bright yellow flowers that is used for feeding animals or making oil 



Thursday, June 14, 2012

promiscuous & pledge

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 22:21
she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you.

DEUTERONOMY 22:23
If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death.


----- Words Explanation -----
promiscuous:
1. having sex with a lot of different people;
2. consisting of a lot of different things 

pledge:
1. to promise seriously and publicly to do something; to promise a certain amount of money for a particular purpose 
2. to give something valuable to someone as a way of promising that you will pay them money later 





Wednesday, June 13, 2012

capital & parapet

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 21:22
If a man guilty of a capital offense is put to death and his body is hung on a tree, you must not leave his body on the tree overnight. 

DEUTERONOMY 22:8
When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.

----- Words Explanation -----
capital:
1. (of an offense or charge) Liable to the death penalty
...

parapet:
1. a low wall at the edge of something high such as a bridge or a roof 
2. a low wall that protects soldiers in the place they are shooting from 





Tuesday, June 12, 2012

profligate & drunkard

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 21:20
They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and drunkard."


----- Words Explanation -----
profligate:
wasting money or other things 

drunkard:
someone who frequently drinks too much alcohol 


Monday, June 11, 2012

slay & assault

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 21:1
If a man is found slain, lying in a field in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him, your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance from the body to the neighboring towns.

DEUTERONOMY 21:5
The priests, the sons of Levi, shall step forward, for the Lord your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the Lord and to decide all cases of dispute and assault.


----- Words Explanation -----
slay - slew -slain:
1. to kill someone in a violent way
2. to impress someone, especially by making them laugh

assault:
1. a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone 
2. an attack by the military; used in a military attack 







Friday, June 8, 2012

lay & siege

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 20:12
If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city.


----- Words Explanation -----
lay:
1. to carefully plan and prepare something that will be needed in the future to achieve an aim 
2. to put someone or something down in a careful way, especially so that they are lying flat; to put something such as pipes, wires, or a carpet into the correct position in the ground or on the floor, so that they are ready to be used 
3. if a female animal such as a bird or fish lays an egg, it produces the egg by pushing it from its body 
4. not educated or trained to a high or professional standard in a particular subject
5. belonging to a Christian church but not officially employed by it as a priest, minister, etc. 

siege:
1. an attack in which an army surrounds a castle or city in order to prevent the people inside from receiving food and water 
2. a situation in which a group of people surround a building in order to protest about something or to force the people inside to come out 






Thursday, June 7, 2012

fainthearted & dishearten

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 20:8
Then the officers shall add, "Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too."


----- Words Explanation -----
fainthearted:
lacking conviction or boldness or courage;

dishearten:
to make somebody lose hope and enthusiasm 


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

convict & exorbitant

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 19:15
One witness is not enough to convict a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
At Messina the Sicilians charged the most exorbitant prices for every necessary of life. Richards' army in vain remonstrated.


----- Words Explanation -----
convict:
1. to prove in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime 
2. someone who is in prison because they have committed a crime 

exorbitant:
an exorbitant price or amount of money is much more than is reasonable 





Tuesday, June 5, 2012

abyss & dissension

----- Words Excerpt from -----
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds:
The Christian knights and population, including the grand orders of St. John, the Hospitallers, and the Templars, were sunk in an abyss of vice, and, torn by unworthy jealousies and dissensions, were unable to resist the well-trained armies which the wise and mighty Saladin brought forward to crush them.


----- Words Explanation -----
abyss:
1. a very frightening or dangerous situation, or one in which there seems to be no hope 
2. a large deep hole that appears to have no bottom.

dissension:
strong disagreement about something, especially within a group of people 





Monday, June 4, 2012

jowl & presume

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 18:3
This is the share due the priests from the people who sacrifice a bull or a sheep: the shoulder, the jowls and the inner parts.

DEUTERONOMY 18:20
But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.


----- Words Explanation -----
jowl:
the lower part of your cheek, especially if the skin hangs down and covers your jaw;

presume:
1. to act as though you have the right to behave in a particular way when you do not 
2. to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain; to accept that something is true unless someone proves that it is not true; if one thing presumes another, the first thing is based on the belief that the other is true 




Friday, June 1, 2012

sickle & verdict

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 16:9
Count off seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.

DEUTERONOMY 17:9
Go to the priests, who are Levites, and to the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.

----- Words Explanation -----
sickle:
a tool for cutting down grass and tall plants, consisting of a long curved blade and a handle 

verdict:
1. an official judgment made in a court about whether someone is guilty of a crime; an official judgment by an organization or person in authority 
2. an opinion that you have or a decision that you make