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Faith's Firm Foundation: 2nd Word of the Week

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2nd Word of the Week

Wow, this has been a week, and it's only Wednesday!  Did you miss the "Word of the Week"?  I totally forgot it yesterday, and was away from home most of the day, so there was nothing to remind me!  


This is only the second week of a new challenge and I am posting the Tuesday "Word of the Week" on Wednesday!  I promise it'll get better.


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The 2nd "Word of the Week" is:
discretion
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Definition:  Prudence, discernment

1828 Definition
DISCRETION, n. [L, a separating. See Discreet.]



1. Prudence, or knowledge and prudence; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution; nice discernment and judgment, directed by circumspection, and primarily regarding ones own conduct.
A good man--will guide his affairs with discretion. Psalm 112.
My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion. Proverbs 3.
2. Liberty or power of acting without other control than ones own judgment; as, the management of affairs was left to the discretion of the prince; he is left to his own discretion. Hence,
To surrender at discretion, is to surrender without stipulation or terms, and commit ones self entirely to the power of the conqueror.
3. Disjunction; separation. [Not much used.]



Merriam-Webster Definition
Definition of DISCRETION
1 : the quality of having or showing discernment or good judgment : the quality of being discreet : circumspection; especially: cautious reserve in speech
2 : ability to make responsible decisions
3 a : individual choice or judgment b : power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain legal bounds
4 : the result of separating or distinguishing



Though knowledge is good, wisdom is excellent.
God exhorts us in His Word to seek wisdom
above all else,
for it is far above rubies, and
more to be desired than fine gold.
Proverbs 8:11
Synonyms:  prudence, sense, wisdom
Spanish:
Discreción (tact), prudencia, miramiento, circunspección.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

Great word.

February 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM  

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