Friday, November 29, 2013

estate & stouthearted

Quotations:
Psalm 136:23
to the One who remembered us in our low estate.

Psalm 138:3
When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.


Definition:
estate:
1. an old word meaning the situation or state that someone is;
2. an old word for each of the three groups of people involved in governing a country, the nobility, the clergy, and ordinary people;
3. all the property and money that belongs to someone;
4. a large area of land where a particular crop is grown;

stouthearted (stout-hearted):
brave and determined;

stout:
1. slightly fat; this word is less rude than fat;
2. strong and thick;
3. very determined;

Thursday, November 28, 2013

resplendent & asunder

Quotations:
Psalm 132:18
I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent.

Psalm 136:13
to him who divided the Red Sea asunder and brought Israel through the midst of it,

Definitions:
resplendent:
brightly coloured in an impressive way; impressive to look at;

asunder:
apart;

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

caricature & mouthpiece

Quotations:
Complete works of Plato
All the world from their earliest years had heard that he was a corrupter of youth, and had seen him caricatured in the Clouds of Aristophanes. Secondly, there are the professed accusers, who are but the mouth-piece of the others.

Definitions:
caricature:
1. to draw or describe someone or something in a way that makes some aspects of them seem funny;
2. a drawing of someone that strongly emphasizes their main features, especially in order to make them seem funny.

mouthpiece:
1. a lawyer, especially one who defends someone accused of crime, mainly used in American English;
2. a person who expresses the opinions and beliefs of a government, an organization, or another person, also used about newspapers and magazines that are used to do this;
3. the part of a musical instrument, telephone or other device that is held to or in the mouth;

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

conciliate & dicast

Quotations:
Complete Works of Plato:
It certainly agrees in tone and character with the description of Xenophon, who says in the Memorabilia that Socrates might have been acquitted 'if in any moderate degree he would have conciliated the favour of the dicasts;'

Definitions:
conciliate:
to do something in order to end an argument or make someone feel less angry.

dicast:
one of the 6,000 citizens chosen each year in ancient Athens to sit in the law courts, with fuctions resembling those of a judge and juror.

Monday, November 25, 2013

double-minded & dross

Quotations:
Psalm 119:113
I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.

Psalm 119:119
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statute

Definitions:
double-minded:
wavering in mind; undecided;

dross:
something that is of very poor quality;

Sunday, November 24, 2013

chasten & capstone

Quotations:
Psalm 118:18
The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

Psalm 118:22
The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone.

Definitions:
chasten:
1. archaic, especially of God discipline, punish;
2. to make someone feel ashamed or less confident;

capstone:
1. a stone placed at the top of a building or wall;
2. the best and final thing that somebody achieves, thought of as making their career or life complete.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

extend & clumsiness

Quotations:
Psalm 109:12
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

Complete Works by Plato, John M. Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson
His clumsiness is awful and gets him a reputation for fatuousness.

Definitions:
extend:
1. to offer something such as a welcome, thanks, or sympathy to someone;
2. to agree to lend someone money or to give them credit;
3. to affect or include someone or something;
.......

clumsiness:
clumsy:
1. a clumsy person moves in a way that is not careful or graceful, and breaks things or hits them;
2. expressed without enough skill or thought, and often in a way that is likely to upset people;
3. a clumsy object is too large and heavy to be useful

Thursday, November 21, 2013

gloom & steadfast

Quotations:
Psalm 107:10
Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains, for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.

Psalm 108:1
My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.

Definitions:
gloom:
1. darkness in which it is difficult to see clearly;
2. the feeling of having no hope;

steadfast:
not changing your opinions or actions, because you have a strong belief in someone or something.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

frolic & check

Quotations:
Psalm 104:26
There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

Psalm 106:30
But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.

Definitions:
frolic:
to play in a happy way with a lot of energy and movement.

check:
to stop yourself or someone else from doing something;
.......


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

do someone's bidding & steal away

Quotations:
Psalm 103:20
Praise the LORD, you his angles, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.

Psalm 104:22
The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.

Definitions:
do someone's bidding:
to do what someone tells or asks you to do;
bid:
1. to order someone to do something;
2. to offer a particular amount of money for something, for example at an auction event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money;
3. to say that you think you will win a particular number of points in a card game;
....

steal away:
to sneak away from someone or something.
steal:
to move somewhere quietly and secretly.
...

Monday, November 18, 2013

ember & rail against

Quotations:
Psalm 102:3
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

Psalm 102:8
All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.

Definitions:
ember:
1. a piece of wood or coal that is still hot and red after a fire has stopped burning;
2. the last moments or parts of something;

rail against:
to express strong anger about something; complain;

Saturday, November 16, 2013

melody & glow

Quotations:
Psalm 92:3
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

Psalm 102:3
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

Definitions:
melody:
1. a tune or song, especially a simple one;
2. the main tune in a piece of music with several parts that are sung or played together;

glow:
1. to shine with a soft light; if something very hot glows, it looks red or orange and burns without producing flames; 
2. to show strong and happy emotion, especially in your face;
3. a soft light;
4. a strong pleasant feeling
5. the pink or red colour that your skin has when you are healthy, hot, embarrassed, or emotional;

Friday, November 15, 2013

exult & fowler

Quotations:
Psalm 89:16
They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

Psalm 91:3
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Definitions:
exult:
to feel or show great pleasure and excitement, especially about something that you have achieved.

fowler:
a shooter or trapper of wild birds; 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

sparrow & endue

Quotations:
Psalm 84:3
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young -- a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God.

Psalm 89:13
Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.

Definitions:
sparrow:
a small brown bird that is common in the U.S. and northern Europe;

endue:
to endow somebody or something with an ability or quality;

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

refuse & tumbleweed

Quotations:
Psalm 83:10
who perished at Endor and became like refuse on the ground.

Psalm 83:13
Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, like chaff before the wind.

Definitions:
refuse:
1. garbage;
2. to say you will not do something that someone has asked you to do;
...

tumbleweed:
a round plant that grows in dry areas and rolls when it is blown by the wind;

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

astir & rear

Quotations:
Psalm 83:2
See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads.

Definitions:
astir:
awake and moving around, especially out of bed;

rear:
1. to rise up or to lift up
2. to care for young animals or children until they are able to care for themselves; or to care for animals in order to use them for food;
3. the back of something;
4. To read-end is to hit the back of one car with another in an accident.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

melodious & preside

Quotations:
Psalm 81:2
Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.

Psalm 82:1
God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgement among the 'gods':

Definitions:
melodious:
beautiful and pleasant to listen to, like music;

preside:
to be in charge of an official meeting, ceremony, or other even;

Sunday, November 10, 2013

bough & boar

Quotations:
Psalm 80:11
It sent out its boughs to the Sea, its shoots as far as the River.

Psalm 80:13
Boars from the forest ravage it and the creatures of the field feed on it.

Definitions:
bough:
a big branch of a tree;

boar:
1. a wild pig;
2. an uncastrated domestic male pig;

Saturday, November 9, 2013

lap & contention

Quotations:
Psalm 79:12
Pay back into the laps of our neighbours seven times the reproach they have hurled at you, O Lord.

Psalm 80:6
You have made us a source of contentions to our neighbours, and our enemies mock us.

Definitions:
lap:
1. bosom; the level area provided by the upper surface of the thighs of somebody who is seated; 
2. a single circuit of a racetrack or running track or one length of a swimming pool.
3. the action of drinking liquid by scooping small amounts of it into the mouth with the tongue;
4. an overlapping part of something
 .........

contention:
1. an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
2. disagreement between people or groups


Friday, November 8, 2013

indignation & stupor

Quotations:
Psalm 78:49
He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility -- a band of destroying angels.

Psalm 78:65
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.

Definitions:
indignation:
anger because something seems unfair or unreasonable.

stupor:
the condition of being unable to think or act normally because you are not completely conscious.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

vex & sleet

Quotations:
Psalm 78:41
Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:47
He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet.

Definition:
vex
to annoy or worry somebody;

sleet:
1. a mixture of snow and rain;
2. if it is sleeting, sleet is falling from the sky.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

sturdy & breeze

Quotations:
Psalm 78:31
God's anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.

Psalm 78:39
He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.

Definitions:
sturdy:
strong and not easily damaged;

breeze:
1. a light wind;
2. to go somewhere in a confident way, especially when you do not seem to care what other people think.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

writhe & statute

Quotations:
Psalm 77:16
The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.

Psalm 78:5
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.

Definitions:
Writhe:
to move by twisting and turning, especially when you feel a lot of pain.

statute:
a law passed by a government and formally written down; a written rule made by an organization or institution.

Monday, November 4, 2013

clamor & dreg

Quotations:
Psalm 74:23
Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.

Psalm 75:8
In the hand of the Lord is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.

Definitions:
clamor:(clamour)
1. a very loud noise made by a lot of people or things;
2. to say that you want something and must have it;

dreg:
a small amount of residue;

Sunday, November 3, 2013

embitter & wield

Quotations:
Psalm 73:21
When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.

Psalm 74:5
They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.

Definitions:
embitter:
to make somebody feel bitter or aggrieved;

wield:
1. to hold a weapon or tool and use it;
2. to have and be able to use power or influence.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

endure & conclude

Quotations:
Psalm 72:17
May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

Psalm 72:20
This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

Definitions:
endure:
1. remain in existence; last.
2. suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.

conclude:
1. to end, especially by doing or saying something; used for reporting the last thing that someone says; to finish something, especially something that has taken a long time.
2. to decide that something is true after looking at all the evidence you have;
3. to officially make something such as a deal or an agreement.

Friday, November 1, 2013

retribution & portent

Quotations:
Psalm 69:22
May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.

Psalm 71:7
I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.

Definitions:
retribution:
punishment that someone deserves because they have done something very bad.

portent:
a warning about the future.