I so got a kick out of this list posted by FACEBOOK via WCVB.com. You have to click to see it and believe it. Some of these statements I’ve never heard used. Some I would never use, and others I’m guilty of using. Felina Silver Robinson.
Every Monday, I will share (7) words with all of you that I have come across in my readings over the past week. I hope you enjoy this weekly submission. All and any feedback is welcome!
Magna Carta: As you may be able to tell Magna Carta is a Latin word and is said to be the Great Charter which is also known as the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of the Liberties of England. I believe it was one of the first documents that was given to the King of England by his people.
Indomitable: Someone or something that is impossible to subdue or to defeat. Indomitable is an adjective.
Accoutrement: Is a collection of clothes or items that will be used in addition to the original items chosen to wear to an event or to be used for a particular project. Accoutrement is a noun.
Obsequios A person who is obsessively obedient and attentive. Obsequios is an adjective.
Abhor is when you regard someone or something with disgust or hatred. Abhor is a verb.
Exegetically This word means to draw something out. Exegetically is a biblical word. I can be used as an adjective and would appear as exegetic or exegetical.
Deuteronomy I believe it is the second law of hebrew and the 5th book of the Hebrew Bible. You might want to check your dictionary for further details.
Here is a list of words that you may not normally use in conversation. But you may benefit from knowing what they mean. I came across these words during my readings today:
1) fervor – an intense and passionate feeling.
2) indigenous – something that was produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment.
3) prophetic – correctly detailing an event in the future; can also be referring to a prophet or a prophecy.
4) edifice – a building that is large and impressive, possibly a large abstract structure
I would love to hear from my readers. What are some of the words you have come across that you think people might benefit from learning?
Abe is the second son of Adam and Eve, who was slain by his older brother, Cain (Genesis 4:1-16). Abel, a shepherd, offered the Lord the firstborn of his flock. God respected Abel’s sacrifice but did not respect that offered by Cain. In a rage, Cain murdered Abel, then became a fugitive because of the curse placed upon the ground (a curse of infertility) onto which Abel’s blood had spilled.
Genesis makes the point that divine authority backs self-control and brotherhood but punishers jealousy and violence. In the New Testament the blood of Abel is cited as an example of the vengeance of violated innocence (Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51).
Taken from Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of World Religions 1999
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