I've decided to build my vocabulary this year. And, I figure I can share what I learn with you. Therefore, I'm starting "Word Mastery Monday". And my first word for this year is one that everyone has heard, and used. I would even venture to say that SOME PEOPLE have used it over-zealously. We're not going to say which people, because quite frankly, I have NO CLUE who said it. But, this word...this simple little word, has caused me to lose one of the things that mean the most to me. No, I'm not talking about MonsterBoy. I won't say what that thing is, but it is very important to me.
This weeks word is EVIL.
The definition of EVIL is this: 1. Morally bad or wrong, wicked
2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful
3. Bad or malicious
4. That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction
(This and all future definitions will be coming from "The American Heritage College Dictionary" Fourth Edition)
Some synonyms for EVIL are: bad, hateful, destructive, malevolent, malicious and ugly
Some antonyms for EVIL are: decent, friendly, good, kind, virtuous, and upright
For my mommy's out there, I've created this word search for your little ones! I hope you like it!
I'm going to also try to include a Bible Verse with each word.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
I will not go into my own thoughts on this subject. I will only leave you to think about this for the week.
What are your thoughts on EVIL? Do you think it is a word that is over used or one that we need to pay more attention to? Please, leave a comment with your thoughts.