Monday, September 30, 2013

hypocrite & skip

Quotations:
psalm 26:4
I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked. 

Psalms 29:6
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.

Definitions:
hypocrite:
a person who claims to have certain moral principles or beliefs but behaves in a way that shows they are not sincere;

skip:
1. to move forward by jumping first on one foot and then the other; 
2. to jump over a rope that you or two other people swing above your head and then under your feet
3. to avoid doing or having something; to not do something, but to do the next thing instead
4. to throw a flat stone across water so that it touches the surface several times

iniquity & consort

Quotations:
Psalm 25:11
For the sake of your name, O Lord! forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

Psalm 26:4
I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;


Definitions:
iniquity:
extremely immoral or unfair actions or situations;

consort:
1. to spend time with someone who is considered bad, such as a criminal or an enemy
2. the wife or husband of a king or queen
3. a small group of classical musicians, especially playing music written between the 14th and the 16th centuries; the instruments played by these musicians.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

dominion & in want

Quotations:
Psalms 22:28
for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.

Psalms 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

Definitions:
dominion:
1. control, or the right to rule over something;
2. an area that is ruled by one person or government

in want:
the state of being in need; destitution;
the state of being without something desired or needed.

Friday, September 27, 2013

wilful & congregation

Quotations:
Psalms 19:13
Keep your servant also from willful(wilful) sins; may they not 
rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

Psalms 22:22
I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.

Definitions:
wilful:
done deliberately in order to cause damage or harm

congregation:
a group of people gathered together for a religious service; the group of people who regularly worship at a particular church

Thursday, September 26, 2013

stoop & comb

Quotations:
Psalms 18:35
You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.

Psalms 20:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

Definitions:
stoop:
1.  to bend the top half of your body downward; to walk or stand with your head and shoulders bent forward and downward
2. a way of standing or walking with your head and shoulders bent forward and downward
3. a bird's fast movement downward when it is flying

comb:
1.  a honeycomb
2.  an object that you pull through your hair to make it neat, with a row of thin pointed parts called teeth; the process of making your hair neat with a comb
3.  the piece of red flesh on the top of the head of some birds, especially male chickens

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

callous & entangle

Quotations:
Psalm 17:10
They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

Definitions:
callous:
1. a callous person does not feel any emotion when they see other people in trouble or in pain; used about people's behavior;
2. Having calluses; toughened

entangle:
1. to involve someone in a difficult or complicated situation that is hard to escape from;
2.  to twist someone or something up in something such as a wire or net, so that they are stuck and cannot easily be set free.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

decay & the apple of one's eye

Quotations:
Psalm 16:10
because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.

Definitions:
decay:
the gradual destruction of something as a result of a natural process of change; the part of something that has gradually been destroyed;

the apple of one's eye:
One that is treasured.

Monday, September 23, 2013

slur & libation

Quotations
Psalms:
15:2
He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbour no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,

Psalms:
16:4
The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.

Definitions:
slur:
1. a remark that is intended to insult someone or to damage their reputation;
2. to pronounce words in a way that is not clear so that they run into each other, usually because you are drunk or tired
3. to play or sing a group of two or more musical notes so that each one runs smoothly into the next

libation:
A drink poured out as an offering to a deity.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

malign & strut

Quotations:
Psalms 12:5
"Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, " says the Lord. "I will protect them from those who malign them."

Psalms 12:8
The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honoured among men.

Definitions:
malign:
to say unpleasant things about someone or something, usually unfairly;

strut:
to walk in an especially confident and proud way 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

fiery & lot

Quotations:
Psalm 11:6
On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot;

Definitions:
fiery:
1. burning or full of flames
2. becoming angry very easily and quickly;
3. speaking with great emotion;
4. food that is fiery makes your mouth fell very hot when you eat it;
5. very bright in colour, especially bright red orange, or yellow;

lot:
1. one's fortune in life; fate;
2. a large extent, amount, or number, often used in plural;
3. a piece of land having specific boundaries, especially one constituting a part of city, town, or block;
4. a piece of land used for a given purpose: a parking lot.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

revile & sneer

Quotations:
Psalms 10:3
He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.

Psalms 10:5
His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.

Definitions:
revile:
to hate and criticize someone or something very much

sneer:
to speak in an unpleasant way that shows you do not respect someone or something and you think you are better than them

Thursday, September 19, 2013

disillusionment & recoil

Quotations:
Psalms 7:14
He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. 
He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit ha has made.
The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.

Definitions:
disillusionment:
to make someone disappointed by showing them that someone or something is not as good as they had believed

recoil:
1. to move quickly back from someone or something frightening or unpleasant
2. to feel very strongly that something is frightening or unpleasant
3. if a gun recoils, it moves back quickly when it is fired

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

abound & intrigue

Quotations:
Psalms 4:7
You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.

Psalms 5:10
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

Definitions:
abound:
to be present in large numbers or amounts

intrigue:
1. a secret plan to harm or cheat someone, or the process of making such a plan;
2. to make someone very interested in knowing more about something, especially something that seems mysterious.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

epilogue & psalms

Quotations:
Job 42:7
Epilogue: After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.

Psalms 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 

Definitions:
epilogue:
an extra part added at the end of a novel, long poem, or other piece of writing;

Psalms:
a song or poem that praises god, especially one from the Book of Psalms in the Bible;

Monday, September 16, 2013

potsherd & glisten

Quotations:
Job 41:30
His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. 
He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. 
Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
Nothing on earth is his equal -- a creature without fear.
He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."

Definitions:
potsherd:
a fragment of pottery, especially one found at an archaeological site;

glisten:
if something glistens, it shines because it is wet or covered with oil;

Friday, September 13, 2013

thrash & jag

Quotations:
Job 41:25
When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.

Job 41:30
His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.

Definitions:
thrash:
1. to hit someone hard several times, especially as a punishment
2. to defeat an opponent very easily in a game or competition
3. to move in a violent uncontrolled way, or to make part of your body move in this way;

jag:
1. To cut unevenly.
2.  A bout of drinking or drug use;  A bout of drinking or drug use.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

fearsome & firebrand

Quotations:
Job 41:14
Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?

Job 41:19
Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.

Definitions:
fearsome:
very frightening;

firebrand:
1. A piece of burning wood.
2. someone who has strong feelings, especially about politics, and wants to change things or encourage other people to feel the same; someone who has strong feelings of anger or enthusiasm and often expresses them

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

harpoon & bridle

Quotations:
Job 41:7
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

Job 41:13
Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?

Definitions:
harpoon:
1. a weapon consisting of a blade on a pole attached to a rope, used for hunting whales and big fish;
2. to hit a whale or big fish with a harpoon;

bridle:
1. leather bands that go over a horse's head and hold the bit in its mouth;
2. to put a bridle on a horse;

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

adorn & behemoth

Quotations:
Job 40:10
Then adorn yourself with glory and splendour, and clothe yourself in honour and majesty;

Job 40:15
Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.

Definitions:
adorn:
to decorate something;

behemoth:
1. A huge or monstrous creature.
2. someone or something that is very large, especially a company

Monday, September 9, 2013

fray & lance

Quotations:
Job 39:21
He pas fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.

Job 39:23
The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.

Definitions:
fray:
1. a fight, a battle, or skirmish;
2. a competition or contest, especially in sports.
3. a noisy quarrel or brawl.
4. if a rope or piece of cloth frays of is frayed, the fibers in it become loose and start to come apart.

lance:
1. a very long thin pointed weapon used in the past by soldiers on horses.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

snort & charge

Quotations:
Job 39:20
Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?

Job 39:21
He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.

Definitions:
snort:
to make a sudden loud noise through your nose, for example because you are angry or laughing;

charge:
1. to attack someone or something by running very fast toward them; to move somewhere quickly and carelessly;
2. to ask someone to pay an amount of money for something that you are selling to them or doing for them
3. to accuse someone officially of committing a crime; to claim that someone or something is bad or has done something bad
4. to put electricity into a piece of electrical equipment such as a battery
5. to fill a glass completely.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

flowing & mane

Quotations:
Job 39:19
Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?

Definitions
flowing:
1. flowing clothes or hair hang in an attractive way;
2. flowing water is moving along

mane:
the long hair on the neck of a horse or lion; someone's long thick hair

Friday, September 6, 2013

till & ostrich

Quotations:
Job 39:10
Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you?

Job 39:13
The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they can not compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.

Definitions:
till:
1. to prepare land for putting crops in the ground so that they will grow there;
2. a cash register
3. until, "Till" is less formal than "until" and is used less often in writing

ostrich:
1. a large African bird with a long neck and long legs that runs very fast but cannot fly
2. someone who pretends that an unpleasant situation or problem does not exist

Thursday, September 5, 2013

habitat & range

Quotations:
Job 39:6
I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.

Job 39:8
He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.

Definitions:
habitat:
the type of place that a particular animal usually lives in or a particular plant usually grows in, for example a desert, forest, or lake;

range:
1. to move with complete freedom around a large area.
2. to be included in a group of numbers, ages, measurements, etc. with particular fixed limits
3. to include a variety of things
4. a number of different things that are of the same general type; a group of products of the same type that a particular company makes or that a particular store sells; all the numbers, ages, measurements, etc. that are included within particular fixed limits; all the musical notes that a person can sing or an instrument can play, from the highest to the lowest
5. the limits within which a person or organization is able to deal effectively with something
6. the distance within which you can see, hear, or reach something; the longest distance a gun or other weapon can fire a bullet or other missile; the distance between a weapon that someone fires and the person or thing that they are aiming at; the distance that a vehicle, especially an airplane, can travel before it needs more fuel
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

tip & clod

Quotations
Job 38:37
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together.

Definitions:
tip:
1. to fall, or to make something fall
2. to give somebody a small amount of money in addition to what you owe for a service;
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clod:
1. a large lump of soil
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

abode & bolt

Quotations:
Job 38:19
What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?

Job 38:35
Do you send the lightning bolts on  their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?

Definitions:
abode:
the place where you live;

bolt:
1. A flash of lightning; a thunderbolt.
2. A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
3. a long wide roll of cloth

brace & recess

Quotations:
Job 38:3
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

Job 38:16
Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Definitions:
brace:
1. to get ready for something unpleasant
2. to push your body, or a part of it, against something solid and strong in order to support yourself or to avoid falling
3. to make your body, or a part of it, stiff and strong in order to do something that needs a lot of physical effort;
4. a piece of wood, metal, etc. used for supporting an object so that it does not fall down; a set of wires that you wear on your teeth to push them into the correct position. The British word is brace.; a pair of metal objects that someone wears around their legs to help them to walk. The British word is callipers.; an object that supports a part of your body and holds it in the correct position after you have injured it
5. a curly bracket

recess:
1. A remote, secret, or secluded place. Often used in the plural.
2. a short time between periods of work in an official organization, especially a court or parliament; a period between school classes when students can eat, rest, or play. The British word is break.
3. a space in a room where part of a wall is farther back than the rest of it

Sunday, September 1, 2013

den & swelter

Quotations:
Job 37:8
The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.

Job 37:17
You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, can you join him in spreading our the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

Definitions:
den:
1. the home of some wild animals
2. the home of some wild animals
3. a room in a house where someone goes to relax and be alone

swelter:
to be affected in an uncomfortable way by extreme heat;