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Word Quiz 1.27.6

These words come from a recent memoir
"Kiss Me Like a Stranger." How many
you know?

1. patsy (n.) - A: desert flower. B: flat pile of meat.
C: sucker. D: microscopic garment.

2. valet (n.) - A: royal aide. B: new soldier. C: personal
assistant. D: clown.

3. angora (n.) - A: tight-fitting sweater. B: expensive
hanky. C: pink hue. D: animal hair used for wool.

4. deftly (adv.) - A: skillfully. B: silently. C: laboriously.
D: lazily.

5. analogy (n.) - A: cause of sneezing and watery eyes.
B: comparison. C: invitation. D: explanation.

6. audacity (n.) - A: keen sense of hearing. B: premonition.
C: boldness. D: despair.

7. depleted (adj.) - A: drained. B: filled. C: damaged.
D: impure.

8. gallantry (n.) - A: courteous act. B: foolish act.
C: unusual act. D: two-handled jug.

9. sullen (adj.) - A: gloomy. B: dirty. C: abandoned. D: hot.

10. malarkey (n.) - A: infectious disease. B: loud cough.
C: nonsense. D: insecticide.

11. ascension (n.) - A: claim. B: act of rising. C: act of
lowering down. D: insult.

12. palette (n.) - A: racket used for sports. B: pale hue.
C: wooden platform. D: painter's tool.

13. compulsion (n.) - A: distaste. B: irresistible impulse.
C: forced act. D: anxiety over a likely result.

14. endemic (adj.) - A: rapid. B: swollen. C: native to.
D: uncharacteristic of.

15. impregnable (adj.) - A: barren. B: easily persuaded.
C: skeptical. D: impenetrable.

16. guttural (adj.) - A: related to the shoreline. B: from
the throat. C: associated with the gutter. D: talkative.














Here are the answers:

(Please list your score in the "comments"

section just below - and where you're from)...

1. patsy - C: Sucker; one easily manipulated. As much as
love her, I refused to be her patsy when she told the cops
that I stole the muffins.

2. valet - C: One who performs personal chores for another.
Arriving at the hotel, he was stunned to see the valet
asleep on the luggage cart.

3. angora - D: Hair of rabbit or goat often used to make
fine wool. He won't forget the angora sweater she wore the
first time they kissed.

4. deftly - A: With skill or dexterity. Early in his acting
career, he moved deftly from stage to screen.

5. analogy - B: Comparison based on similarity. I don't
think comparing juggling knives to running a few errands is
a useful analogy.

6. audacity - C: Reckless boldness. It wasn't audacity that
made him think he could play Leo Bloom.

7. depleted - A: Emptied, drained. I laughed so hard at her
story of walking a hamster on a leash that my tear ducts are

8. gallantry - A: Act of marked courtesy. His refusal to
insult the hecklers was an impressive bit of gallantry.

9. sullen - A: Gloomy; surly. When I feel even slightly
sullen, I pop in my Blazing Saddles DVD and let the laughs

10. malarkey - C: Nonsense; insincere, foolish talk. I've
heard enough of your malarkey to last me both our lifetimes.

11. ascension - B: Act of rising upward. His ascension to
Hollywood's top ranks was in doubt when his first big film

12. palette - D: Oval-shaped board used by painters to mix
colors. I don't think you'll be needing that palette to
paint the outside of the house.

13. compulsion - B: Irresistible impulse to perform an
irrational act. As a young man, he developed a compulsion
for praying that he didn't understand.

14. endemic - C: Native to; belonging to; characteristic of.
A certain kind of wide-eyed wonder is endemic to his best
comedic performances.

15. impregnable - D: Unconquerable; impenetrable. I know
it's ridiculous, but when I was a kid I always imagined the
post office to be some kind of impregnable fortress.

16. guttural - B: Coming from the throat, as with sounds.
The guttural sound of Carol Channing's voice entranced him
when he saw her on Broadway.

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Riddles 1.26.6

I) I am very easily missed,
and often overlooked,
I come to some people,
others must search,
Once you find me you must take advantage,
for I may be gone before you know,
What am I?

II) Can you decipher this:

Monday - R
Tuesday - RO
Wednesday - ROM
Thursday - ROME

III) Can you figure out the following anagrams?
They are types of flowers.

1. Handy gear
2. A silly arm
3. Any hitch
4. Doff a lid

IV) There are seven parts to this riddle,
Each is part of a greater whole.
You see most of these,
Everyday as you please:

First is what I did to a book yesterday,
Second mixes with apples.
Third is a shout, then "ouch" you say,
Fourth shares the sound of mean.
Fifth is what the wind had done,
The sixth is often skipped.
The last and final can be called by two names,
If roses are this, then which is the blue one?

V) What king can you make if you take
the head of a lamb
the middle of a pig
the hind of a buffalo
and the tail of a dragon?

VI) A name of a musical instrument is hidden
in each of these phrases or sentences.

1. Which arm on Icarus held this instrument?
2. Man wearing kepi a novice player.
3. Orpheus carefully replaced ancient instrument.
4. Educator Gandhi played Bach.
5. No car in Asia has instrument aboard.
6. Instrument played in Olympic colorful parade.
7. Cancel long concert for stringed instrument.
8. Urban joke played on instrument.
9. Angelic playing with arpeggios.
10. Absolutely beautiful playing of stringed instrument.

VII) Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn,
I hang until half of me is gone.
I sleep in a cave until I grow old,
then valued for my hardened gold.

VIII) What's the rebus shown by this display below?


I) Opportunity
II) Rome wasn't built in a day.
III) Hydrangea, Amaryllis, Hyacinth, Daffodil
IV) The 7 Colors of the Rainbow:
Red: read a book
Orange: apples and oranges
Yellow: Yell and Ow
Green: Rhymes with "Mean"
Blue: The wind "blew"
Indigo is often skipped
Violet: Roses are red, Violets are blue.
V) A Lion
VI) 1. harmonica
2. piano
3. lyre
4. organ
5. ocarina
6. piccolo
7. cello
8. banjo
9. harp
10. lute
VII) Cheese
VIII) Time is on my side.
The Daily Tease


Friday's Riddles

1) They call me a man,

but I'll never have a wife.
I was given a body,
but not given life.
They made me a mouth,
but didn't give me breath.
Water gives me life
and sun brings me death...
What am I???

2) I have a mouth but do not speak,
I have a bed but do not sleep.
I run but have no feet.
What am I?

3) Unscramble the following letters
to form 3 very common words:


Answers in "comments"


My Dream Last Night



All Wet Word Quiz

Match up the correct meanings:

1. atoll (n.) - A: coral reef encircling a lagoon. B: steep
cliff. C: sound of a ship's bell. D: fishing net.

2. tack (v.) - A: to harvest. B: alter direction. C: drift.
D: lose speed.

3. corolla (n.) - A: reddish coral. B: undersea cave.
C: tidal wave. D: flower petals.

4. littoral (adj.) - relating to A: a fish's diet.
B: breathing apparatus. C: ship cargo. D: the seashore.

5. gestate (v.) - A: to grow. B: carry during pregnancy.
C: approach. D: swim in formation.

6. estuary (n.) - A: where ocean meets river. B: deep-sea
predator. C: ocean bed. D: lighthouse.

7. floe (n.) - A: unit of tidal measure. B: type of whale.
C: floating ice sheet. D: air-tank mouthpiece.

8. pelagic (adj.) - relating to A: ancient sea creatures.
B: big waves. C: the open sea. D: seaweed.

9. scuttle (v.) - A: to float. B: sink. C: cut precisely.
D: dive.

10. frond (n.) - A: microscopic ocean plant. B: large tidal
pool. C: endangered shellfish. D: large leaf.

11. halyard (n.) - A: rope that raises sail. B: ship's
kitchen. C: anchor chain. D: veteran sailor.

12. mutate (v.) - A: to relocate. B: turn suddenly.
C: change. D: eat indiscriminately.

13. piscatory (adj.) - relating to A: plant life. B: fish or
fishing. C: scuba gear. D: beach sand.

14. regenerate (v.) - A: to add new traits. B: use twice.
C: produce anew. D: eat one's own young.

15. osmosis (n.) - A: prehistoric fish. B: how coral
reproduces. C: movement of water molecules. D: steady loss
of appetite.

16. kelp (n.) - A: tiniest shark. B: dolphin sound. C: knot
used by sailors. D: type of seaweed.














Here are the ANSWERS:

1. atoll - A: Coral island consisting of a reef surrounding
a lagoon. Who wouldn't love to chuck it all and escape to an
atoll in the Pacific?

2. tack - B: Alter direction when sailing. If you see clouds
on the horizon, it's time to tack toward shore - in a

3. corolla - D: Flower petals; inner whorl of floral leaves.
The corolla of each sea-grass flower was visible from the
surface through the crystal-clear water.

4. littoral - D: Relating to - or growing on or near - a
shore, especially of the sea. What kind of strategies can we
come up with to stop the further erosion of our littoral

5. gestate - B: Carry in the uterus during pregnancy. Whales
gestate for up to two years before giving birth.

6. estuary - A: A water passage where the tide meets a river
current. A Pacific salmon must pass through a coastal estuary
before making its way upriver to spawn.

7. floe - C: Floating ice formed in a large sheet on the
surface of a body of water. During harsh winters, the ice
floes drifting south on the Hudson River can be immense.

8. pelagic - C: Of, relating to, or living or occurring in
the open sea. The pelican is among the best-known pelagic

9. scuttle - B: Sink or wreck, especially by making holes.
They decided to scuttle the old ship to create an artifi-
cial reef.

10. frond - D: Large leaf, usually on a palm or fern. On
days when the heat gets unbearable, I like to fan myself
with a palm frond.

11. halyard - A: Rope used to hoist a sail. The captain
ordered me to pull hard on the halyard as we prepared to
leave the harbor for the open sea.

12. mutate - C: Change. Pollution can cause harmless plants
to mutate into toxic killers.

13. piscatory - B: Relating to fish or fishing. That seafood
chowder Frank whipped up last night was a piscatory delight.

14. regenerate - C: Produce anew. Some experts believe our
ocean fishing stocks are becoming too depleted to regenerate.

15. osmosis - C: Movement of water molecules, via a membrane,
from an area of low-salt concentration to one of high-salt
concentration. While it may sound like a harmless process,
osmosis can actually kill a freshwater fish placed in salt

16. kelp - D: Large brown seaweed found in cold waters. I'm
used to having kelp tangled around my legs when I'm swimming,
not having it served to me in a salad.

Tuesday's Riddles

1) Taller than the tallest tree,
Yet lighter than the lightest bee.
You see it here, you see it there,
You see it ALMOST everywhere.
Like the chameleon, it changes colors,
Red, purple, blue and others.
It was there at dawning light,
It will be there at deep, dark night.

2) There is one in a minute and two in a moment,
but only one in a million years. What is it?

3) In a stable there are men and horses. In all,
there are
22 heads and 72 feet. How many men
and how many
horses are in the stable?

Answers in "comments"

Weekend Word Riddles 1.13.6

1) I alone am an intricate game
I and a labyrinth are one and the same
Add a letter and then I become
Astonished, amused, and perplexed to some
What am I?

2) First think of a person who lives in disguise
Who lives in secrets and tells naught but lies
Next tell me what's always the last thing to mend
The middle of middle and the end of the end
And finally give me a sound often heard
During the search of a hard to find word
Now string them together and answer me this
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?

3) I am a fruity cereal that can be
known as artifices, antics, frauds,
hoax's, guiles, impostures, ruses,
ploys, stratagems, deceits, jests,
and jokes.
If you want me ALL for yourself,
be sure not to eat me in the presence
of small furry mammals.

4) I'm called the Evening star,
or Morning star,
It depends on when I'm seen.
In the early 1960's
I was wearing blue jeans.

5) I contain faces of different colors
for fun they get mixed with one another
It's easy for them to hang outside their 'race'
but it's quite tricky to put them back
in their place
With time and patience it can be done
but to mix them up again is way more fun.

6) A truck driver went down a one-way street
the wrong way in front of a police department
without getting a ticket. How did he do this?

7) I am tall and skinny, I can be rough or smooth.
My tears can change colors, yet I can not move.
My many arms can reach out, and I can be a danger.
But there are those who do not mind,
including chipmunks and some rangers.
You can see me everyday, if you bother to look my way.
Don't hesitate to come by, but first do you know:
What am I?

8) I walk, but have no legs. I sleep, but never dream.
You can rock me in a cradle, but I am not a baby and
I can go around the world faster than you can cross a
room. What am I?














1) A Maze
2) A Spider
3) Trix Cereal
4) Venus.

(The planet Venus is often seen brightly
in the evening sky, just after sunset, or
in the morning sky, just before sunrise.
It is often confused for a star, thus the
name it is given. Venus in Blue Jeans
was a hit in 1962 for Jimmy Clanton.)
5) Rubik's Cube
6) He was walking.
7) A Tree
8) A Yo-Yo

gopher central


7 Wonders Of The World

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If someone asked you to name the Seven
Wonders of the World, could you do it?
Well, I managed to come up with 5 before
later finding out that 3 of them were wrong!
So I reckon that you couldn't do it either...
and even if you could, I'm sure you
would get some of them wrong...(please
don't take offence...

I'm not saying you're stupid or anything
otherwise it reflects badly on my 2 from 7)

You think you can do it? Well then...I lay
down the challenge to you now before you
scroll down any further and ask you to
find yourself a pen and some paper and
list what you would consider to be the
Seven Wonders of the World...

...Finished? No, ok then...1 more minute.

...Right - STOP! that's long enough...put
your pen down now please.

Now, the actual Seven Wonders of the World were:













2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

3. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

4. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

5. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

6. The Colossus of Rhodes

7. The Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind
The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World
The Seven Forgotten Natural Wonders of the World
The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of the World
The Seven Forgotten Wonders of the Medeival Mind
The Forgotten Wonders

So which one do we use? Well, as a matter of fact,
all of the lists are considered to be Wonders of the
World, but in order to avoid confusion it is widely
agreed that when someone talks about the 'Seven
Wonders of the World' they are referring to the
original 'Seven Wonders of the Ancient World'
that was discovered in 2nd century BC.

But hey...if you were planning to travel and
see the Seven Wonders for yourself...hold
your horses!..
don't do it just yet. Not that
I want to spoil your dream holiday or anything,
its actually because N7W (New Seven Wonders)
have launched the first ever global vote this year
to officially select the new 'Seven Wonders'
which they will announce by world telecast
on 1st January 2007. So make sure you don't
miss out, click on the link and get your vote in!

Before you go and make your vote - please share
your Seven Wonders with us by leaving them in
the Comments...thanks for sharing!


Blog Riddles

1) I know a thousand faces,
and count the tailed heads,
feasting bright upon the eyes,
of many who have died.
wielding well a mighty power,
who hath but humble stature.
Masses fall upon their knees,
to scare behold my only side!

2) What is the beginning of eternity. The end of time and space.
The beginning of every end. And the end of every place?

3) Santiago is the capital of what country?

A) Belize
B) Bogota
C) Chile
D) San Marino

Answers in "comments"


Weekend Word Riddles 1.7.6


Many of the words below have their roots both
on Earth and in the heavens. How many of these
hybrids do you recognize?

1. jovial (adj.) - A: merry. B: laid-back. C: pleasingly
plump. D: ruddy.

2. pedigree (n.) - A: study of children. B: diploma.
C: ancestral line. D: stamp of approval.

3. homogeneous (adj.) - A: relating to humans. B: similar.
C: melancholy. D: cheerful and upbeat.

4. sleuth (n.) - A: timidity. B: detective. C: carelessness.
D: opening in a dam.

5. aftermath (n.) - A: result. B: critique. C: concise
summary. D: type of appendix.

6. cocksure (adj.) - A: cynical. B: angry. C: insensitive
and uncaring. D: overly confident.

7. nausea (n.) - A: despair. B: uncertainty. C: sickness in
the stomach. D: indifference.

8. canard (n.) - A: ominous warning. B: malicious rumor.
C: humorous proverb. D: small bucket.

9. ruminate (v.) - A: to become nostalgic. B: wander about.
C: ponder. D: search for.

10. cordial (adj.) - A: happy. B: perceptive. C: friendly.
D: sophisticated.

11. reek (v.) - A: to throw into disorder. B: be soaking
wet. C: take revenge. D: give off an unpleasant odor.

12. solar plexus (n.) - area of the A: abdomen. B: head.
C: back. D: chest.

13. germinate (v.) - A: to begin to grow. B: be relevant.
C: be creative. D: stimulate.

14. ferret (v.) - A: to search out. B: camouflage.
C: plunder. D: move quickly.

15. dog days (n.) - period of A: being carefree. B: having
youthful flings. C: misfortune. D: hot weather.

16. wheedle (v.) - A: to shout. B: coax. C: pry. D: lie to.

17. fathom (v.) - A: to understand. B: explain. C: decide.
D: reach out.

18. halcyon (adj.) - A: shimmering. B: pertaining to the air
we breathe. C: fresh and bracing. D: calm and peaceful.

19. wisp (n.) - A: brief glance. B: hush. C: speech defect.
D: something slight.

20. oval (adj.) - shaped like A: an apple. B: a banana.
C: an egg. D: a rhomboid.

Answers Below:











1. jovial - A: Merry; having a playful, hearty good humor.
From the planet Jupiter, considered by astrologers to be a
happy influence.

2. pedigree - C: Ancestral line; family tree. Middle French
pie de grue (crane's foot, which resembles the lines of
descent in genealogical charts).

3. homogeneous - B: Similar; alike; of the same nature; as,
Our townspeople are too homogeneous; we miss the diverse
population of the cities. Greek homogenes.

4. sleuth - B: Detective. Shortened form of sleuthhound, a
bloodhound that tracks a trail by scent. Old Norse sloth
(track, trail).

5. aftermath - A: Result or consequence; as, The picnic had
an unfortunate aftermath; we got poison ivy. Also, grass
that grows after mowing. Old English mth (crop, harvest).

6. cocksure - D: Overly confident; absolutely certain. From
cock (rooster, notable for his confident strutting) and

7. nausea - C: A feeling of sickness in the stomach; as, He
had nausea from the rolling and pitching of the ship. Latin,
from Greek naus (ship).

8. canard - B: Malicious rumor; false report. French (duck;
hoax). From vendre un canard a moitie (to pretend to sell a
duck; cheat).

9. ruminate - C: To ponder; turn over and over in the mind;
as, The wise old man ruminated on my question. Latin
ruminare (to chew one's cud as a cow - a ruminant - does).

10. cordial - C: Friendly; warm and sincere; gracious; as,
Her cordial welcome made everyone feel at ease. Latin cor

11. reek - D: To give off an unpleasant odor; as, When
accused by a woman of smelling, the incomparable Samuel
Johnson is said to have replied, "Nay, madam. You smell.
reek." Old English reocan.

12. solar plexus - A: Area of the abdomen having an inter-
lacing of nerves that radiate like rays of the sun. Latin
sol (sun) and plexus (braid; network).

13. germinate - A: To begin to grow or develop; as, Meetings
germinate ideas; seeds germinate into plants. Latin
germinare (to sprout).

14. ferret - A: To search or find out by persistent invest-
igation; as, to ferret out facts the way a ferret (a small
weasel-like animal) drives rabbits from burrows.

15. dog days - D: Hot, sultry weather during July and August,
so called because Sirius the Dog Star rises and sets with
the sun.

16. wheedle - B: To coax; persuade by flattery; as, The
teenager wheedled use of the convertible out of his father.
Perhaps from German wedeln (to wag the tail).

17. fathom - A: To understand; get to the bottom of; as, She
couldn't fathom his motive. From fathom, a six-foot-long
measure of water's depth. Old English fthm (outstretched

18. halcyon - D: Calm, peaceful and idyllic. Greek alkyon,
a mythological bird that calmed wind and waves during the

winter solstice.

19. wisp - D: Something slight or delicate, such as a streak
of smoke or lock of hair; as, a wisp of a girl. Middle

20. oval - C: Having the shape of the long cross-section of
an egg. Latin ovum (egg).

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Tuesday's Riddles

1) Can you name three consecutive days without
saying the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, or Saturday?

2) Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it,
Five in the middle is seen;
First of all letters, the first of all figures,
Take up their stations between.
Join all together, and then you will bring
Before you the name of an eminent king.

3) If you have me, you want to share me.
But if you share me, I will no longer exist.
What am I?

4) We are many guards of a precious gate
Sometimes we lean backward
and sometimes we stand straight
Some of us are short and some are tall
We never quit the fight but we might fall
We wear war paint and cover in black
We always defend but never will attack.
What Are We?

5) What colour is depicted below?


6) What can be deeper than the sea,
More intriguing than stars and space,
Simple as can be,
Duller than an empty place,
As innocent as a gentle word,
And guilty like a mean jailbird,
From whence comes most of the things we see,
Which otherwise just wouldn't be.
What can it be, what can it be?

7) Old Mother Twitch she had but one eye
And a great long tail that she let fly
And every time she went through a gap
She left a bit of her tail in the trap
Who or what is 'Old Mother Twitch'?

Answers in "comments"

Word Quiz 1.2.6


Improving With Age.

"A soft answer turns away wrath," says the book

of Proverbs. And this book of the Bible contains
many words of wisdom every bit as pertinent today
as when they were first set down nearly three
thousand years ago. How many of these words
do you know?

1. diligent (adj.) - A: honest. B: hard-working. C: humor-
less. D: watchful.

2. prudence (n.) - A: cautious judgment. B: fussiness.
C: morality. D: traditional practice.

3. devious (adj.) - A: thoughtless. B: laid-back. C: compli-
cated. D: deceitful.

4. garland (n.) - A: spice. B: wreath. C: ringlet. D: flower

5. cistern (n.) - A: stream. B: culvert. C: tank. D: tube.

6. sluggard (n.) - person who is A: foolish. B: pugnacious.
C: awkward. D: lazy.

7. vexation (n.) - A: annoyance. B: slyness. C: unfriend-
liness. D: fright.

8. lattice (n.) - A: enclosure. B: covering. C: head
decoration. D: shutter.

9. vapor (n.) - A: breeze. B: ointment. C: mist. D: whimsy.

10. countenance (n.) - A: reliability. B: facial expression.
C: antagonism. D: behavior.

11. repute (n.) - A: reputation. B: gossip. C: denial.
D: illicit business.

12. provocation (n.) - A: solemn statement. B: something
that incites. C: gloomy prediction. D: inclination.

13. abhor (v.) - A: to detest. B: refuse to acknowledge.
C: treat shamefully. D: put an end to.

14. meddle (v.) - A: to force. B: interfere. C: confuse.
D: mix.

15. importune (v.) - A: to insult. B: convince. C: criti-
cize. D: beg.

16. crucible (n.) - A: cross. B: piece of jewelry. C: heat-
resistant container. D: buttress.

17. reproof (n.) - A: addition confirmation. B: expression
of disapproval. C: silence. D: violent agitation.

18. envoy (n.) - A: messenger. B: escort. C: royal attendant.
D: introduction.

19. surety (n.) - A: equilibrium. B: faithfulness.
C: determination. D: guarantee.

20. exalt (v.) - A: to sing. B: boast. C: glorify. D: leap.














Here are the answers:

1. diligent - B: Hard-working; painstakingly careful; as,
"...the soul of the diligent is richly supplied" (Proverbs
13:4). Latin diligere (to esteem, choose).

2. prudence - A: Cautious good judgment; as, "...that
prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discre-
tion to the youth" (1:4). Latin prudentia (foresight).

3. devious - D: Deceitful; shifty; as, "He who walks in
unrightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his
ways despises him" (14:2). Latin devius (off the road).

4. garland - B: Wreath of flowers used as decoration or as
a symbol of honor; as, "[Your father's instruction and
mother's teaching] a fair garland for your head" (1:9). Old
French garlande.

5. cistern - C: Tank for collecting rainwater; as, "Drink
water from your own cistern" (5:15). Latin cisterna (under-
ground reservoir).

6. sluggard - D: Lazy person; loafer; idler; as, "Go to the
ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise" (6:6).
Middle English slogarde.

7. vexation - A: Annoyance; irritation; as, "The vexation of
a fool is known at once, but the prudent man ignores an
insult" (12:16). Latin vexatio.

8. lattice - D: Shutter, trellis of crossed strips; as, "For
at the window of my house I have looked out through my
lattice" (7:6). Old French lattis.

9. vapor - C: Mist or fog; as, "The getting of treasures by
a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death"
(21:6). Latin.

10. countenance - B: Facial expression showing one's feel-
ings; as, "A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance" (15:
13). Old French contenance (conduct).

11. repute - A: Reputation; as, "...do not disclose another's
secret; lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your
ill repute have no end" (25:10). Latin reputare (to think

12. provocation - B: Something that incites or angers; as,
"A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provo-
cation is heavier than both" (27:3). Latin provocare (to
call forth).

13. abhor - A: To detest; regard with disgust or horror; as,
"He who says to the wicked, 'You are innocent,' will be...
abhorred by nations" (24:24). Latin abhorrere (to shrink

14. meddle - B: To interfere needlessly in others' affairs;
as, "He who meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who
takes a passing dog by the ears" (26:17). Old French medler
(to mix).

15. importune - D: To beg with persistent urgency; as,
"...you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hasten,
and importune your neighbor" (6:3). Latin importunus

16. crucible - C: Heat-resistant container in which materials
are melted; also, a severe test; as, "The crucible is for
silver...and a man is judged by his praise (27:21). Medieval
Latin crucibulum (night lamp).

17. reproof - B: Expression of disapproval; rebuke; as,
"Give heed to my reproof" (1:23). Old French reprouver.

18. envoy - A: Messenger; government representative of a
diplomatic mission; as, "...a faithful envoy brings healing"
(13:17). Old French (a sending).

19. surety - D: Guarantee; person responsible for another;
as, "Be not one of those who give pledges, who become surety
for debts" (22:26). Latin securus (sure; free from fears).

20. exalt - C: To glorify; praise; lift up; as, "Righteous-
ness exalts a nation: (14:34). Latin exaltare (to lift up).

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