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ZION'S TRUMPET
1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; Joel 2:1
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Today’s Vocabulary Enrichment

November 28, 2012

Advanced Vocabulary Training

 

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metonymy: figure of speech in which a concept is replaced by a related object (“the crown”)

synteresis: innate moral knowledge. In Christianity, the part of the soul connected with god

ecpyrosis: the periodic destruction and recreation of the universe (ancient Greek belief)

pother: a commotion, heated discussion, or suffocating cloud (as of dust or ash)

defalcation: misappropriation of property (or the property so misappropriated)

simoniacal: guilty of practicing simony (profiting from ecclesiastical matters)

ascesis: self-discipline, often for religious purposes (var. askesis)

chasuble: a Catholic, sleeveless liturgical garment

ydrad: the state of being dreaded (middle English)

furze: “any spiny shrub of the genus Ulex.” Gorse.

hebetude: lazy or lethargic in mind or affect

inanation: exhaustion; lack of vigor or spirit

jape: a joke or mockery (v./n.)

ambulant: itinerant or shifting

brume: mist or fog

– Courtesy Coldewey’s Curiosities

From American Digest: http://americandigest.org/

 

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