Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I think I love being in college. It's a challenge. I'm hearing words I don't know. It's awesome.
So anyways, here are some of the words I've heard, misunderstood, looked up, and understand.

re·pu·di·ate [ri-pyoo-dee-eyt]
verb (used with object), re·pu·di·at·ed, re·pu·di·at·ing.
1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim.
2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son.
3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine.
4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue.

pae·an   [pee-uhn]
1. any song of praise, joy, or triumph.

de·i·ty   [dee-i-tee]
noun, plural de·i·ties.
1. a god
2. divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
3. the Deity, God; Supreme Being.

Sine Qua Non
si·ne qua non   [sahy-nee kwey non, kwah, sin-ey; Lat. si-ne kwah-nohn]
an indispensable condition, element, or factor; something essential: Her presence was the sine qua non of every social event.

syl·lo·gism   [sil-uh-jiz-uhm]
1. Logic . an argument the conclusion of which is supported by two premises, of which one (major premise)  contains the term (major term)  that is the predicate of the conclusion, and the other (minor premise)  contains the term (minor term)  that is the subject of the conclusion; common to both premises is a term (middle term)  that is excluded from the conclusion. A typical form is “All A is C; all B is A; therefore all B is C.”
2. deductive reasoning.
3. an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument.

pi·ous   [pahy-uhs]
1. having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.

Na·si   [nah-see]
noun Jewish History .
the head or president of the Sanhedrin.

(I might have been confused for a minute or two when my prof said this... I was thinking "Nazi? What do the Nazi's have to do with New Testament Literature?")

jar·gon1    [jahr-guhn, -gon]
1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon.
2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish.
3. any talk or writing that one does not understand.

di·a·log·ic   [dahy-uh-loj-ik]
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by dialogue.
2. participating in dialogue.

Yea, anyways... Thought you might be interested. I'm outta here. L8r!

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