Match the words in the left-hand column with the correct definition in the right-hand column.
The answers are located in "comments".
1. dubiety .............. A. To insert between 2. rollick ................ B. A socially awkward or tactless act 3. ventricumbent ... C. To have fun, especially in a loud way 4. dilatory .............. D. Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind 5. exsert ................. E. Lying face down; prone 6. interlard ............. F. To thrust out or project something 7. sangfroid ........... G. Obstinate and unwilling to cooperate 8. parvanimity ....... H. A matter of doubt 9. mulish ................. I. Marked by procrastination or delay 10. gaucherie ......... J. Pettiness: meanness
Comment & Forward>>>
1 dubiety H. A matter of doubt 2 rollick C. To have fun, especially in a loud way 3 ventricumbent E. Lying face down; prone 4 dilatory I. Marked by procrastination or delay 5 exsert F. To thrust out or project something 6 interlard A. To insert between 7 sangfroid D. Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind 8 parvanimity J. Pettiness: meanness 9 mulish G. Obstinate and unwilling to cooperate 10 gaucherie B. A socially awkward or tactless act
OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WORDS *************************
1) high-muck-a-muck hii muk a muk (noun) : somebody in a position of importance and authority who behaves in an overbearing way
Mid-19th century. Origin uncertain: probably by folk etymology from Chinook jargon hiyu muck-amuck, literally "ten portions of choice whalemeat," by association with high.
Nobody liked the boss because he acted like such a high- muck-a-muck.
2) gramarye grammeree (noun) : magic and enchantment (archaic)
Fourteenth century. From Anglo-Norman gramarie "Latin grammar," a variant of Old French gramaire.
The children were amazed by the gramarye of the circus.
A UNC grad was driving through the country when he spotted a horse standing in a field. He was quite taken with the animal and so pulled over to ask the farmer if it was for sale.
"Afraid not," said the farmer.
"I'll give you a thousand bucks!" said the UNC grad.
"I can't sell you that horse. He don't look too good," replied the farmer.
"I know horses and he looks fine. I'll give you two thousand!"
"Well, all right, if you want him so bad."
The next day, the man returned the horse, screaming that he had been taken advantage of. "You sold me a blind horse!"
"Well," said the farmer, "I told you he didn't look too good."
You know you're a UNC grad when you think fast food is hitting a deer at 65 mph.
In the play Julius Caesar William Shakespeare muses, "You are not wood, you are not stones, but men." For some reason, emotions are simply expectations we have of one another. Even amidst brief exchanges with strangers, we would be caught off guard by a totally callous individual; we would find an emotionless person somewhat disturbing. The world was appalled and infuriated when Timothy McVeigh described with stone cold expression the actions he took to carry out his plans to destroy the Oklahoma City Federal building. We seem to wholeheartedly sense that a human who can sever their emotions like that is behaving in a way that is something less than human.
Quite simply, we are emotional beings. It is equally evident that we are personal beings—lives created to know and be known. Perhaps this reality hints at something much deeper; there is a reason we were made to feel.
In understanding the human capacity for emotion, Ravi Zacharias often suggests we look first at the presence and purpose of feeling in physiological realms. If you burn your finger or break your arm, you will immediately notice swelling and redness. Yet, beyond the blisters or bruises, there is a sensitivity about the damaged spot that remains. We are more gentle with an arm that has been hurt, and for good reason. The sensitivity of a burned or wounded arm essentially tells us, "Protect this area. Protect it, because if the damage continues, you will wound it in an even greater way." Physiologically, that there is reason behind our ability feel is unmistakable.
Many hold the false impression that leprosy causes the stricken individual to lose limbs and damage body parts. In actuality, the disease itself does not cause what happens to the body. Leprosy causes insensitivity. Lepers lose fingers and limbs because without the sensitivity of pain to guide them, tissues become damaged beyond repair.
What, then, happens when our emotions have lost their sensitivity? One only has to look around to see this happening. Insensitivity disfigures reality.
Our feelings and emotions have inarguably been set within us to guide us. It is altogether reasonable that they have been set within us by a personal God who longs for our emotions to direct us toward Him. In the Scriptures, God has presented the thoughts and hearts of men and women in history to remind us that our emotions are indicators of a deeper reality, indicators that rouse us to know Him, to remain sensitive to his presence. Listen to the words of King David and hear the emotion in his voice:
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’ Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:1-3).
David’s emotions were real, and he followed them to the very throne of truth, where they were given context, hope, and meaning. “My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon-from Mount Mizar. For deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me” (42:5-7). David is remembered as a man after God's own heart. May you and I be remembered likewise. Jill Carattini
To subscribe, send blank e-mail with the subject 'Subscribe': email@example.com
"You will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8b)
It is a profound thought indeed to ponder the fact that every person I meet today eventually will be in heaven or hell. It was this sobering thought that led John R. Mott, a missionary statesman of the last century, to say, " The Scriptures teach that if men are to be saved they must be saved through Christ. . .To have the knowledge of Christ is to incur a responsibility to everyone who has not."
Very briefly, there are these major religions in the world: Christianity, Islam, and Mormonism. They all have at last one thing in common -- a message from their God. For the Muslim it was a revelation to a man named Muhammad from the angel Gabriel, and he recorded it as the Quran. For the Mormons it was a revelation to a man named Joseph Smith from the angel Moroni, and he recorded it as the Book of Mormon. For Christians, it is a message from God through His followers through the ages, recorded as the Holy Bible. The various records all have some events in common, but the founders of Islam and Mormon are long dead and buried. The founder of Christianity was crucified, dead, buried and then rose again and ascended into Heaven in the sight of many witnesses.
Those religions share views of certain moral standards, the Ten Commandments, etc., and even recognize a supreme being, God or Allah. But they differ exceedingly in their concept of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And that is where the ultimate conflict, the ultimate challenge occurs -- it is essentially a battle between Christianity and the anti-Christian forces.
And that has been the program of the liberals, to attack every manifestation of Christianity in the schools and in public places; to eliminate traditional marriage and thereby the Christian family, and are now attempting to limit ministers in Christian churches in their freedom to preach from the Bible. The seriousness of this challenge cannot be overestimated. The public vote in the immediate past election indictes that the American people are ready, willing and able to rise to this challenge.
A man absolutely hated his wife's cat and decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park.
As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway!
The next day he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away. He put the beast out of the car and quickly headed home.
Driving back up his driveway, there was the cat again!
He kept taking the cat further and further away but the cat would always beat him home. At last he decided to drive quite a few miles away--so he turned right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right until he reached what he thought was a safe distance from his home and left the cat there.
Hours later the man calls home to his wife: "Hon, is the cat there?"
"Yes," the wife answers, "why do you ask?"
Frustrated, the man answered, "Can you please put him on the phone? I'm lost and need directions"
I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God."
That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
You must make your choice. Either this Man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse .... You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.
-- From Case for Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
An elderly gentlemen went in for his annual physical exam. The doctor said, "You're in incredible shape. How old are you again?" The man replied, "I am 78."
The doctor exclaimed, "Wow, 78. How do you stay so healthy? You look like a 60 year old." The man explained, "Well, my wife and I made a pact when we got married that whenever she got mad she would go into the kitchen and cool off and I would go outside to settle down."
"What does that have to do with it?" asked the doctor. The man sighed, "I've pretty much lived an outdoor life."
Dispatcher: Nine-one-one what's the nature of your emergency? Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart
Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No! This is her husband!
Bible - God's Word to you in different languages...
(Not amalgamated with 'Thought & Humor')
There are several men in the locker room of a private club after exercising.
Suddenly a cell phone that was on one of the benches rings. A man picks it up and the following conversation ensues:
"Honey, It's me. Are you at the club?"
"Great! I am at the mall 2 blocks from where you are. I saw a beautiful mink coat... It is absolutely gorgeous!! Can I buy it?"
"What's the price?"
"Well, OK, go ahead and get, if you like it that much..."
"Ahhh and I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the 2001 models. I saw one I really liked. I spoke with the salesman and he gave me a really good price ... and since we need to exchange the BMW that we bought last year..."
"What price did he quote you?"
"OK, but for that price I want it with all the options."
"Great! Before we hang up, something else..."
"It might look like a lot, but I was reconciling your bank account and... I stopped by the real estate agent this morning and I saw the house we had looked at last year. It's on sale!! Remember? The one with a pool, English Garden, acre of park area, beachfront property..."
"How much are they asking?"
"Only $750,000... a magnificent price, and I see that we have that much in the bank to cover..."
"Well, than go ahead and buy it, but just bid $720,000. OK?"
"OK, sweetie... Thanks! I'll see you later!! I love you!!!"
"Bye... I do too..."
The man hangs up, closes the phone's flap and raises his hand while holding the phone and asks to all those present: "Does anyone know who this phone belongs to?"