Friday, January 31, 2014

tress & mandrake

Quotations:
Song of Songs 7:5
Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses.

Song of Songs:7:13
The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover.

Definitions:
tress:
a long piece of a woman's hair that hands down a woman's back.

mandrake:
a plant that people in the past believed had magic powers and was used for producing a drug to make you sleep.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

navel & tapestry

Quotations:
Song of Songs 7:2
Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies.

Song of Songs 7:5
Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. 

Definitions:
navel:
a small round place in the middle of someone's stomach where they were separated from their mother at birth. A more informal word is belly button.

tapestry:
a thick heavy cloth that has pictures or patterns woven into it. It is often hung on walls.

wavy & chrysolite

Quotations: 
Song of Songs 5:11
His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.

Song of Songs 5:14
His arms are rods of gold set with chrysolite. His body is like polished ivory decorated with sapphires.

Definitions:
wavy:
a wavy line or wavy hair has a lot of waves or curls in it.

chrysolite:
a yellowish-green or brownish variety of olivine, used as a gemstone.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

calamus & dampness

Quotations:
Song of Songs 4:13
Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.

Song of Songs 5:2
I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My lover is knocking: 
"Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

Definitions:
calamus:
1. the aromatic root of the sweet flag plant;
2. the hollow shaft of a feather;

dampness:
the state or condition of being slightly wet.

nard & saffron

Quotations:
Song of Songs 4:13
Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.

Definitions:
nard:
the Himalayan spikenard (plant).

saffron:
1. an orange-yellow substance used for adding flavour and color to food;
2. between bright yellow and orange in colour;


Sunday, January 26, 2014

leopard & orchard

Quotations:
Song of Songs 4:8
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions' dens and the mountain haunts of the leopards.

Song of Songs 4:13
Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruints, with henna and nard,

Definitions:
leopard:
a large wild animal from Africa and Southern Asia that has golden fur with black spots.

orchard:
an area of land where fruit trees are grown.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

stag & upholster

Quotations:
Song of Songs 2:9
My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.

Song of Songs 3:10
Its posts he made of silver, its base of gold. Its seat was upholstered with purple, its interior lovingly inlaid by the daughters of Jerusalem. 

Definitions:
stag:
1. a male deer;
2. a man who goes to a party alone and does not bring a woman friend. 

upholster:
to cover a chair or sofa with cloth or leather so that it is attractive and comfortable.

verdant & fir

Quotations:
Song of Songs 1:16
How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant. 

Song of Songs 1:17
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

Definitions:
verdant:
green because of all the plants and trees that grow there.

fir:
a tall tree with thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produce large hard brown fruits called cones and can be called a fir or a fir tree the wood of a fir tree.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

stud & henna

Quotations:
Song of Songs 1:11
We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.

Song of Songs 1:14
My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.

Definitions:
stud:
1. to be in many different places in an area or on the surface of something;
2. a small piece of metal that sticks up from the surface of something, usually as a decoration;

henna:
1. red-brown;
2. a red-brown substance made from the leaves of a bush and sued for colouring hair or skin.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

liken & mare

Quotations:
Song of Songs 1:9
I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.

Definitions:
liken:
to compare something or somebody with another, especially in order to point out the similarities. 

mare:
an adult female horse. An adult male horse is called a stallion.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

sever & Song of Songs

Quotations:
Ecclesiastes 12:6
Remember him -- before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Song of Songs 1:1
Solomon's Song of Songs. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth -- for your love is more delightful than wine.

Definitions:
sever:
1. to cut through a part of something so that it is separated completely from the main part, or to be separated completely in this way;
2. to end something such as a friendship or a connection completely and permanently.

Song of Songs:
an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later.

Monday, January 20, 2014

dull & rafter

Quotations:
Ecclesiastes 10:10
If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.

Ecclesiastes 10:18
If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.

Definitions:
dull:
1. a dull blade is not sharp;
2. boring, or not interesting;
3. a dull pain is not very strong but continues for a long time;
4. not intelligent;
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rafter:
a large piece of wood that supports a sloping roof.

colloquial & falsify

Quotations:
The Works of Plato:
The first part commences with an apology for his colloquial style; he is, as he has always been, the enemy of rhetoric, and knows of no rhetoric but truth; he will not falsify his character by making a speech.

Definitions:
colloquial:
used in informal conversation rather than in writing or formal language;

falsify:
to change something deliberately in order to trick people;

Saturday, January 18, 2014

rove & crackle

Quotations:
Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 7:6
Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.

Definitions:
rove:
1. to move around an area without a definite direction or purpose;
2. if your eyes rove around a place, you look all around it.

crackle:
1. to make continuous short sounds like the sound of wood burning;
2. to be full of something such as nervousness or excitement;

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ecclesiastes & reservoir

Quotations:
Ecclesiastes 2:6
I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees.

Definitions:
Ecclesiastes:
a book of the Bible that discuss the futility of life and how to be a God fearing person.

reservoir:
1. an artificial or natural lake where water is stored so that it can be supplied to the houses in an area;
2. a container, often part of a machine, where liquid is kept for a particular purpose.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

spindle & idleness

Definitions:
Proverbs 31:19
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

Proverbs 31:27
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bead of idleness.

Definitions:
spindle:
1. the part of a spinning wheel that is shaped like a stick and has the new thread spinning around it.
2. a part of a machine that is shaped like a stick and has wheel or other object spinning around it.

idleness:
laziness; indolence;

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

he-goat & distaff

Quotations:
Proverbs 30:31
a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him.

Proverbs 31:19
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

Definitions:
he-goat (she-goat):
male goat;

distaff:
a small stick used in the past for winding wool around when spinning

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

stately & stride

Quotations:
Proverbs 30:29
There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:

Definitions:
stately:
1. stately movement is slow and steady;
2. a stately person has an impressive appearance and moves in a slow steady manner.

stride:
a long confident step; 

Monday, January 13, 2014

leech & peck

Quotations:
Proverbs 30:15
The leech has two daughters. 'Give!Give!' they cry.

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.

Definitions:
leech:
1. a small soft creature that sticks to the skin of other animals in order to feed on their blood. 
2. someone who tries to get money, food, or other benefits from someone else.

peck:
1. When a bird pecks, it moves its beak quickly forward to hit or bite something;
2. to kiss someone in a quick light way;

Sunday, January 12, 2014

accomplice & audience

Quotations:
Proverbs 29:24
The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify;

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that man gets justice;

Definitions:
accomplice:
someone who helps another person to do something illegal or wrong;

audience:
1. a formal meeting with a very important person;
2. a group of people who have come to a place to see or hear a film, performance, speech etc.
3. a group of people who admire or support a particular person, belief, idea etc., can be followed by a singular or plural verb;

Saturday, January 11, 2014

impart & pamper

Quotations:
Proverbs 29:15
The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Proverbs 29:21
If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end.

Definitions:
impart:
1. to give something such as information, knowledge, or beliefs to someone;
2. to give something a particular quality;

pamper:
1. to take care of somebody very well, especially by making them feel very comfortable or by giving them nice things;
2. to lavish attention on somebody, indulging his or her taste for luxury;

Friday, January 10, 2014

tyrannical & squander

Quotations:
Proverbs 28:16
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgement, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life;

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Definitions:
tyrannical:  
using power in a cruel and unfair way;

squander:
if you squander something such as money, time, or an opportunity, you do not use it in a sensible way;

Thursday, January 9, 2014

amass & elation

Quotations:
Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

Proverbs 28:12
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.

Definitions:
amass:
to collect a lot of something such as money or information over a period of time..

elation:
a feeling of great happiness and excitement.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

pestle & driving rain

Quotations:
Proverbs 27:22
Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him.

Proverbs 28:3
A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

Definitions:
pestle:
a short hard object with a round end, used for crushing food or chemical substances in a bowl called a mortar.

driving rain:
rain falls very fast;
driving: 
used about people or things that influence something strongly or make it happen;


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

abomination & provocation

Quotations:
Proverbs 26:25
Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.

Proverbs 27:3
Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both. 

Definitions:
abomination:
1. something that is immoral, disgusting, or shameful;
2. a feeling of intense dislike or disapproval toward somebody or something;
3. something that you hate because you think it is extremely offensive, unpleasant, or wrong;

provocation:
something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way, often something that is intended to cause such a reaction.

Monday, January 6, 2014

glaze & earthenware

Quotations:
Proverbs 26:23
Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.

Definitions:
glaze:
1. a clear shiny oil that you put on paintings or on objects made of clay, leather, or paper to protect them and make them look attractive.
2. to put a smooth and shiny surface on something;
3. a thin layer of milk, sugar, or egg that you put on foods to make them look smooth and shiny.

earthenware:
bowls, cups, etc. that are made of baked clay.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

meddle & charcoal

Quotations:
Proverbs 26:17
Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.

Proverbs 26:21
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

Definitions:
meddle:
to become involved in a situation that you have no right to be involved in, in a way that is annoying.

charcoal:
a black substance made from burned wood, used as a fuel,especially for cooing food outside. You can also use sticks of charcoal for drawing.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

hinge & discreetly

Quotations:
Proverbs 26:14
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.

Proverbs 26:16
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.

Definitions:
hinge:
a movable joint or mechanism on which a door, gate, or lid swings as it opens and closes or which connects linked objects.

discreetly:
taking care to avoid upsetting or embarrassing people, giving away anything confidential, or appearing immodest or flashy.

Friday, January 3, 2014

halter & limp

Quotations:
Proverbs 26:3
A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!

Proverbs 26:7
Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of fool.

Definitions:
halter:
1. a thin piece of leather or rope fastened around a horse's head and use for leading the horse.
2. a woman's piece of clothing for the top of her body that does not cove the shoulders or back and fastens at the back of the neck.

limp:
1. not firm, stiff, or strong;
2. done without energy or enthusiasm;
3. to walk with difficulty because of an injured leg or foot;
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

sly & flutter

Quotations:
Proverbs 25:23
As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.

Proverbs 26:2
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Definitions:
sly:
1. clever at tricking people or at secretly doing unfair or dishonest things;
2. a sly smile, look, or remark shows that the person doing it knows something that other people do not know;

flutter
1. to move up and down or from side to side with short, quick, light movements, or to make something move in this way;
2. if a bird or insect flutters its wings, of if its wings flutter, the wings make short, quick, light movements up and down; if a bird or insect flutters somewhere, it moves by making short, quick, light movements with its wings.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

outlaw & aptly

Quotations:
Proverbs 24:15
Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man's house, do not raid his dwelling place;

Proverbs 25:11
A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Definitions:
outlaw:
a criminal, especially one who moves from place to place to avoid their caught;

aptly: apt
something that is apt, is very appropriate;