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Rose of Sharon

Vocabulary

myrrh: aromatic resin used in perfume and incense
 
It was a custom of the Jews to give those who were condemned to death by
crucifixion "wine mingled with myrrh" to produce insensibility. This drugged
wine was probably partaken of by the two malefactors, but when the Roman
soldiers pressed it upon Jesus "he received it not" (Mark 15:23).
 
swarthy: of dark complexion
 
nard: an arromatic herb
 
Rose of sharon: an Asian shrub with bell-shaped red, purple, and white flowers
 
adjure: to command solemnly as if under oath
 
gazelle: a small swift species of antelope celebrated for its slender neck, long horns and expressionate eyes
 
lattice: a criss-cross patterned framework
 
frankincense: A fragrant, aromatic resin, or gum resin, burned as an incense in religious rites or for medicinal fumigationThe frankincense of the ancient Jews is still unidentified.
 
palanquin: a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
 
shorn: having the hair or wool clipped off as if shears
 
bucklers: a small round shield used for defense
 
alabaster: a dense translucent, white or tinted fine-grained gypsum
 
bereaved: suffering the lossof a loved one
 
mandrakes: A southern European plant having greenish-yellow flowers and a branched root and was once believed to have magical powers because its root resembles the human body.
 
vehement: full of vigor, energy, intensity of emotion
 
hoyden: a bold, boisterous girl
 
 
 
 

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