Tuesday, December 31, 2013

rigging & schemer

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
rigging:
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;

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

Monday, December 30, 2013

drowsiness & bloodshot

Quotations:
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?

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

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

gluttony & stingy

Quotations:
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.

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

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

Saturday, December 28, 2013

overweening & obscure

Quotations:
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.


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

obscure:
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

Quotations:
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. 

Definitions:
gravel:
small pieces of stone used for making paths and roads;

watercourse:
a stream or an artificial channel for water;

Thursday, December 26, 2013

gulp & brawler

Quotations:
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;

Definitions:
gulp:
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;

brawler:
a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)

brawl:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions
quarrelsome:
tending to argue with people.

shiftless:
lazy and not interested in anything.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

unyielding & curry favor

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
unyielding:
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

Quotations:
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.

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

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013

dam & morsel

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
dam:
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;
...

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


purse & crucible

Quotations:
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.
Definitions:
purse:
1. (with reference to the lips) pucker or contract, typically to express disapproval or irritation. 
2. ...

crucible:
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

Quotations:
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.

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

appease:
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

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

Definitions:
apt:
something that is apt, especially a name, description, or comment, is very appropriate;
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timely:
happening at the most suitable time.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

hotheaded & hot-tempered (quick-tempered)

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
hotheaded:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
defer:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
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.

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

Sunday, December 15, 2013

truthful & blurt

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
truthful:
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.

blurt:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
confidence:
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;

hoard:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
duplicity:
dishonest behaviour that is intended to trick someone;

deride:(derision)
to criticize someone or something by suggesting that they are stupid, worthless or unimportant.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

hew & invite

Quotations:
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;

Definition:
hew:
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;

invite:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
brazen:
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

Quotations:
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;

Definitions:
motion:
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;
...

blow:
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;
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Monday, December 9, 2013

sluggard & villain

Quotations:
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, 

Definitions:
sluggard:
a slow and lazy person;

villain:
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

Quotations:
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.

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

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

Saturday, December 7, 2013

hamper & wellspring

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
hamper:
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;

wellspring:
the source of a large or continuous supply;

Friday, December 6, 2013

seductive & brim

Quotations:
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;

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

brim:
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

Quotations:
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.

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

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

purse & ill-gotten

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
purse:
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

ill-gotten:
acquired dishonestly or illegally.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

exhortation & garland

Quotations:
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.

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

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

Monday, December 2, 2013

pebble & clash

Quotations:
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.

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

clash:
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

Quotations:
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.

Definitions:
trip:
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;

breach:
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.
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