Tuesday, December 31, 2013

rigging & schemer

Proverbs 23:34
You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging.

Proverbs 24:8
He who plots evil will be known as a schemer.

1. the ropes and chains used for supporting a ship's sails and masts;
2. the act of organizing something in a dishonest way in order to produce a particular result;

a person who is involved in making secret or underhand plans.

Monday, December 30, 2013

drowsiness & bloodshot

Proverb 23:21
for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Proverb 23:29
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

drowsiness: (drowsy)
a feeling of being sleepy and lethargic; sleepiness;

(of the eyes) inflamed or tinged with blood, typically as a result of tiredness.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

gluttony & stingy

Proverbs 23:1
When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.

Proverbs 23:6
Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost.

the bad habit of eating or drinking much more than you need.

unwilling to spend, give, or use a lot of money;

Saturday, December 28, 2013

overweening & obscure

Proverbs 21:24
The proud and arrogant man -- "Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.

used for describing someone who is too pride and confident and ignores other people's feelings.

1. not known about, or not well known; 
2. not clearly expressed, or not easy to understand;
3. to make something difficult to understand

Friday, December 27, 2013

gravel & watercourse

Proverbs 20:17
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth of gravel.

Proverbs 21:1
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. 

small pieces of stone used for making paths and roads;

a stream or an artificial channel for water;

Thursday, December 26, 2013

gulp & brawler

Proverbs 19:28
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise;

1. to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows you are very hungry;
2. to make a noise as you swallow air because you are surprised, excited or afraid;
3. to quickly take in large breaths of air;

a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)

1. to fight in a noisy way, especially in a public place;
2. a noisy fight in a public place;

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

quarrelsome & shiftless

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.

Proverbs 19:15
Laziness brings on deep sleeps, and the shiftless man goes hungry.

tending to argue with people.

lazy and not interested in anything.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

unyielding & curry favor

Proverbs 18:19
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and dispute are like the barred gates of a citadel.

Proverbs 19:6
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.

1. Not giving way to pressure or persuasion; 
2. Not bending; inflexible; 

curry favor:
to try to make someone like you or give you something;  to seek or gain fovor by fawning or flattery.

Monday, December 23, 2013

unscalable & usher

Proverbs 18:11
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall.

Proverbs 18:16
A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.

unscalable - scalable
1. able to be climbed up or over;
2. describes a computer, component, or network that can be expanded to meet future needs.

to lead someone politely somewhere, for example into a room or toward a seat.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

dam & morsel

Proverbs 17:14
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.

1. a wall built across a river to stop the water from flowing, especially in order to create a lake or to help to produce electric power;

1. a small piece of food;
2. a small amount of something, especially something good, contained in something else.

purse & crucible

Proverbs 16:30
He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.

Proverbs 17:3
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the the Lord tests the heart.
1. (with reference to the lips) pucker or contract, typically to express disapproval or irritation. 
2. ...

1. a container used for heating substances or melting metals at very high temperatures;
2. an environment that is very dangerous, difficult, or exciting;

Friday, December 20, 2013

intact & appease

Proverbs 15:25
The Lord tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact.

Proverbs 16:14
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.

no harmed, damaged, or lacking any parts as a result of something that has happened.

1. to say or do something in order to make someone feel less angry
2. to give your opponents what they want;

Thursday, December 19, 2013

apt & timely

Proverbs 15:23
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply -- and how good is a timely word!

something that is apt, especially a name, description, or comment, is very appropriate;

happening at the most suitable time.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

hotheaded & hot-tempered (quick-tempered)

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.

Proverb 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.

becoming angry or excited easily and tending to do things without thinking about the result.

hot-tempered, quick-tempered:
tending to become very angry easily;

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

defer & spare the rod

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life;

Proverbs 13:24
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

to arrange for something to happen at a later time than you had planned;

spare the rod:
spare the rod and spoil the child: if you doesn't discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

weigh down & dwindle

Proverbs 12:25
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

Proverbs 13:11
Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.

weigh down:
1. to make someone heavy and unable to move easily;
2. to cause problems for someone or something, or to make someone worried.

to become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

truthful & blurt

Proverbs 12:17
A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself but the heart of fools blurts out folly.

1. a truthful person says what is true and does not lie; 
2. a truthful movie, play, book, ect. deals with a subject in an honest way by showing what really happens in a particular situation.

to say something suddenly and without thinking about the effect it will have, usually because you are nervous or excited.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

confidence & hoard

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.

Proverbs 11:26
People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.

1. a secret that you tell someone; (confidential)
2. the belief that you are able to do things well;
3. the belief that someone or something is good and that you can trust them;

1. to get and keep a large amount of something because it might be valuable or useful later;
2. a large amount of something that someone has saved or hidden somewhere.

Friday, December 13, 2013

duplicity & deride

Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity;

Proverbs 11:12
A man who lacks judgement derides his neighbour, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.

dishonest behaviour that is intended to trick someone;

to criticize someone or something by suggesting that they are stupid, worthless or unimportant.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

hew & invite

Proverbs 9:1
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.

Proverbs 9:7
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse;

1. to cut something solid such as rock or wood into a rough shape, using large heavy blade;
2. to continue to use or do something, and not change to something new;

1. to do something that makes something bad or unpleasant more likely happen; incur; 
2. to ask someone to come to see you to spend time with you socially; 
3. to formally ask someone to do something or go somewhere;

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

brazen & smooth talk

Proverbs 7:13
She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows.

Proverbs 7:21
With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.

1. open and without shame, usually about something that people find shocking;
2. made of, or the colour of brass;

smooth talk:
charming or flattering language, especially when used to persuade someone to do something.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

motion & blow

Proverbs 6:13
who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,

Proverbs 6:33
Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;

1. to move your hand or head in a particular direction, for example to point somewhere or to get someone's attention;
2. the process of action of moving;

1. an event that spoils your chances of success; an event that causes you to fell very sad, disappointed, or shocked;
2. a hard hit from someone's hand or an object;

Monday, December 9, 2013

sluggard & villain

Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!

Proverbs 6:12
A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, 

a slow and lazy person;

1. an evil person, or a criminal;
2. the main bad character in a story, play, movie, etc. The main good character is the hero or heroine;
3. someone who behaves in an immoral way, or something that is responsible for a bad situation.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

perversity & gall

Proverbs 4:24
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

Proverbs 5:4
but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.

a determination to behave in an unreasonable way, especially by doing the opposite of what is expected or wanted.

1. the contents of the gall bladder; bile;
2. bold and impudent behaviour;

Saturday, December 7, 2013

hamper & wellspring

Proverbs 4:12
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

1. to prevent something from happening or progressing normally;
2. to limit someone's freedom to move;
3. a large basket in which you keep dirty clothes until you wash them;

the source of a large or continuous supply;

Friday, December 6, 2013

seductive & brim

Proverbs 2:16 
It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,

Proverbs 3:10
then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine;

1. sexually attractive;
2. attractive and likely to persuade you to do something that may be harmful or wrong.

1. to be full of something;
2. the part of a hat that sticks out from the base;
3. the top edge of a cup or bowl;

Thursday, December 5, 2013

complacency & devious

Proverbs 1:32
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

Proverbs 2:15
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.

a complacent attitude or way behaving
too satisfied with yourself or with a situation, so that you do not feel that any change is necessary;

dishonest and not direct; used about people's behaviour.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

purse & ill-gotten

Proverbs 1:14
throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse --

Proverbs 1:19
Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.

1. a small bag in which a woman carries money, keys, credit cards and personal objects; 
2. money that is available to buy or pay for something;
3. an amount of money that is offered as a prize in a sports competition, especially a boxing match or a horse race

acquired dishonestly or illegally.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

exhortation & garland

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. 

Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom
Warning Against Enticement
Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 
They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

1. something said or written in order to urge somebody strongly to do something;
2. the giving of earnest advice or encouragement;

a ring of flowers, leaves, etc. that you wear around your head or neck use for decorating something.

Monday, December 2, 2013

pebble & clash

Psalm 147:17
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?

Psalm 150:5
praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

a small stone, especially one that has been made smooth by water.

1. a loud sound made when two metal objects hit each other;
2. a fight or battle between two groups of people;
3. an important game or competition between two teams or players;

Sunday, December 1, 2013

trip & breach

Psalm 140:4
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.

Psalm 144:14
our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.

1. to hit your foot on something and fall down; 
2. to move with quick light steps;
3. to make a switch go on or off, especially by accident;

1. to get through something such as a wall or fence;
2. a space made in a wall, fence, or line of defence, especially during a military attack.