sincerely hope you will find this mini lexicon useful, both in learning
and understanding the ritual, and in your general Masonic education.
continue in a place; remain; dwell.
AB-sence-the act of not being present; lack; want.
a-BIF (a-BIFF)-Hiram Abif, the widow's son.
a-CA-cia (a-KAY-shia)-symbol of immortality; a tree.
ac-CEPT-ed (ak-CEPT-ed)-approved; admitted.
ac-CES-so-ry (ak-SESS-ory)-accomplice; he who assists
ac-COM-mo-DATE-to provide for; help.
ac-COM-pa-ny-to go with; attend; escort.
ac-COM-plice (ak-COM-phs)-an associate in wrong or crime.
ac-COM-plish-to make complete; achieve; attain; fulfill;
ac-CORD-agreement; to render as due.
ac-CORD-ing-ly-in a comfortable manner; therefore.
ac-COST-ed-spoke first; addressed; greeted.
ad-JA-cent-lying near; close at hand; adjoining.
ad-JOIN-ing-border upon; adjacent; lying next to; be
ad-MIT-to allow; permit to enter; acknowledge the truth.
ad-MIT-tance-the act of admitting.
ad-MON-ish-to advise of a fault; caution; warn.
a-DORN-ed-decorated; furnished with ornaments; beautified.
ad-VANCE-to go, or cause to go forward or upward; proceed.
AF-fa-BIL-i-ty- friendliness; mildness.
af-FEC-tions (.shuns)-tender attachments; love.
af-FIL-i-ate (a-FILL-i-ate) an adopted one; to join.
af-FIN-i-ty-kin; kind; kindred; any natural drawing or
af-FIRM-a-tive ( tiv)-confirmitive; positive.
a-GAIN ( GEN)-another time; once more; anew; afresh.
AGE (AJ)-given number of years.
A-HI-man-RE-zon (Ah-HIGH-man-RAY-zon)-The Law of the
Prepared Brothers; a book of Masonic laws.
al-LE-giance (al-LEE-juns)-loyalty; fidelity; devotion.
AL-le-GO-ry-concealing lesson; story within a story;
al-LUDE (a-LUD)-to refer; imply.
al-LURE-ment-enticement; a charm; attraction.
al-LU-sion ( LU-zhun)-an alluding; an indirect reference.
A-mi-a-ble-gentle; loving; kind.
AM-mon-I-tish (AM-on-I-tish)-the people of Ammon.
AN-cient (AIN-shunt)-very old.
AN-gle (ANG-gl)-an angle of a square.
AN-no-DOM-i-ni-year of the Lord (abbreviated A.D.).
AN-no-LU-cis-year of light (abbreviated A.L.).
AN-no-TA-tion-the act of annotating; a comment.
an-TIQ-ui-ty ( TIK-wi-ti)-belonging to ancient times.
a-PART-ment-a room or suite of rooms.
ap-PEAR-ance-external show or aspect; that which appears
ap-PEAR-ed-came forth into view or public notice.
ap-PREN-tice (a-PREN-tis)-a learner.
ap-PRISE (a-PRIZ)-to notify, as of an event; advise;
ap-PROACH-to come or cause to come near or nearer.
A-pron (A-prun)-a covering to protect the front of a
AR-bi-TRA-ri-ly-dictatorially; domineering; imperious;
AR-chi-tect (AR-ki-tect)-a designer or builder.
AR-chi-TEC-ture (AR-ki-TEKtur)-a style or system of buildings.
AR-chives (AR-kives)-place for historical records.
a-RIGHT correctly; proper; without error
a-RISE ( RIZE)-to get up; come up; ascend.
ar-TIF-i-cer (ar-TIF-i-ser)-a skillful designer; an inventor.
as-CEND-ing-mounting; climbing; rising; going upward.
AS-cer-TAIN-find out; make certain; determine.
ASH-lar ( Ier)-block of stone.
as-PIR-ing-longing for; reaching upward; aiming at.
as-SEM-blage (blij)-meeting of the Craft; a gathering.
AS-si-DU-ity (AS-i-DUE-ity)-faithful personal attention;
as-SIS-tance-help; aid; support; relief.
as-SUR-ance-confidence; a promise; undoubting.
A-the-ist-non believer in Deity; a Godless person.
a-TROC-i-ty (a-TROS-i-ti)-cruelty; wickedness; shocking
at-TACH-ed-made fast to something; joined; united.
at-TAIN-ed-arrived at (a desired object); came to in
space or time.
at-TEMPT-ed-made an effort; tried; endeavored.
at-TEND-to be an attendant; to be present.
at-TEN-tion (shun)-close attending.
at-TEN-tive-giving or showing attention.
AT-tri-BUTE-that which is assigned or ascribed.
AU-di-ence-an assembly of hearers; the act of hearing;
attention; an opportunity to speak.
au-GUST (awe-GUST)-grand; kingly; majestic.
a-VOUCH-to affirm positively; assert; proclaim.
a-WAIT-to wait for; expect; to be ready or in store for.
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(rus)-cruel; brutal; savage.
BARE-naked; exposed to view.
be-FALL-en-occurred or happened.
be-HELD-seen; looked upon; viewed.
be-HOLD-to look at or upon; view; see; observe something;
be-NEF-i-cent-bringing about or doing good.
BEN-e-FITS-advantages; helpful results; favors.
be-NEV-o-lence-act of kindness; charity.
BIND-ing-obligatory (legal or moral obligation).
BLEM-ish-stain; flaw; spot; dishonor.
be-SEECH-ing-asking; pleading; begging.
BLUSH-ing-reddening; becoming red.
BO-AZ-strength; a pillar of the Temple.
BONE-the Hebrew word "boneh"; builder.
BOOK-of-NA-ture-any one of the writings of which the
Bible is made up; anything considered (as a record or a setting forth
BOUN-te-ous (us)-giving freely and largely; generous.
BOUN-ty-liberality in giving or bestowing.
BOURNE (BORN)-bound; goal; that which limits; end.
BREAST (BREST)-the front of the chest.
BRETH-ren-brothers; plural of brother.
BROW-the upper edge of a cliff; upper part of slope.
BUR-y (BER-I)-to put in or under the ground or other
(KA-bul-tow)-rope; cable; cord; ritualistically, symbol or method
of control of an initiate.
CA-ble tow's LENGTH-at one time, three miles; the scope
of a person's reasonable ability; six hundred feet; nautical measure,
one hundred fathoms. The length of a cabletow differs with individuals.
ca-LAM-i-ty-a misfortune or disaster.
CAN-di-DATE (date or dit)-a nominee or aspirant for any
position or honor.
CAN-o-py-starry decked heavens; overhead cover.
CAR-di-nal-of prime importance; principal.
CAR-nal-pertaining to bodily appetites; sexual; sensual.
CAS-u-al-ty (CAZH-yu-ul-ti)-a fatal or serious accident;
CAUSE (CAUSED)-an efficient agent; anything derived from
another; a legal action that from which anything first proceeds.
CAT-e-chism (kizm)-taught by word of mouth.
CAV-il-ing-finding fault with; picking flaws.
ce-LES-tial (chul)-heavenly; of the sky.
ce-MENT (se-MENT)-bond of union; to bind together.
CHALK-a soft grayish limestone.
CHANG-ing-to exchange or give equivalent for.
CHARGE-to give instructions; directions; admonitions;
CHAN-ters-the capitals of pillars or columns.
CHAP-ter-a body of Royal Arch Masonry.
CHAR-ac-ter (KAR)-a form of secret writing.
CHAR-ac-ter-IS-tic-a distinctive feature; trait.
CHAR-coal-a black substance burning without smoke or
CHAR-i-ty-universal love or goodwill; forgiving.
CHAR-ter-an authority; warrant; constitution.
CHER-ish-to care for kindly; hold dear; comfort.
Cl-pher (SI fur)-any numerical character; a number.
cir-cum-AM-bu-LA-tion-the act of walking around the Lodge
room; in Texas, clockwise, with squared corners.
CIR-cum-SCRIBE-to confine within bounds; restrict.
CIR-curn-SPEC-tion-watchfulness in all directions against
danger or error.
CIR-cum-STANCE (SIR-cum-STANS)-an event; happening; or
clan-DES-tine (klan-DES-tin)-illegal; one made in a clandestine
CLAY-earth in general.
CLEAVES-divides along natural lines; sticks fast.
CLEFTS (KLEFTS)-divides partially or completely; fissures
in a rock.
CLOTHED (CLOTH’D)-covered or provided with clothes;
COL-umn (COL-urn or KOL-urn)-a vertical shaft or pillar.
com-MEM-o-RA-tion (shun)-memorial; keeping in remembrance
com-MEN-su-rate (shur-rit)-in proper proportion.
COM-mon GAV-el (COM-mon-GAV-ell)-Mason's mallet, hammer
Re on one end and chiselsharp on the other.
com-MIS-er-ate (com-MIZ)-to pity; sympathize.
com-MU-ni-CATE-inform; announce; conveyance of information.
com-MU-ni-CAT-ed (KAT-ed)-made known;_gave a share of.
com-MU-ni-CA-tion-Masonic meeting (stated or special);
an exchange of thoughts or information.
com-PAN-ions-ones who or those which accompany; comrades;
COM-pass-es (KUM-puses)-instrument having two branches
com-PAS-sion (com-PASH-un)-pity for suffering; sympathy.
COM-pe-ten-cy-sufficient ability or authority.
com-PL- tion (shun)-the act of completing.
com-POSE (POZE)-to make up of elements or parts; construct;
com-POS-ite (kum-POZ-it)-order of architecture.
con-CEAL-hide; keep from sight or knowledge.
con-CERN-ing (SURN)-in relation to; about.
con-CIL-i-ate-gain; win; to reconcile.
CON-dem-NA-tion (shun)-denounce; censure; convict reprove.
CON-de-SCEN-sion (SEN-shun)-graciousness; courtesy to
con-DI-tion (DISH-un)-the state or mode in which a person
or thing exists.
con-DUCT-to accompany and show the way.
con-DUC-tor-an escort; guide.
con-FERRED (FURD)-gave a degree to a candidate.
con-FES-sion (FESH-un)-the act of confessing; acknowledgement
of an action.
con-FIRM (con-FURM)-to assure by added proof; make certain;
CON-fla-GRA-tion (shun)-a great or extensive fire.
con-FORM-i-ty-the act of conforming; agreement; harmony.
con-FU-sion (zhun)-the act of confusing or being confused;
con-GRAT-u-late (GRAT-yu-late)-to salute approvingly.
con-NEC-tion (shun)-the act or means of connecting or
CON-science (shuns)-power of self knowledge; right or
CON-scious (CON-shus)-mindful; cognizant; aware.
CON-se-CRAT-ed-made reverend; set apart as sacred.
CON-se-QUENT (KWENT)-result; cause.
con-SIST-to be composed or constituted.
con-SPIR-a-cy (kon-SPIR-a-si)-plot; scheme; secret combination
CON-stant-ly-steadily in purpose; unchanging.
CON-sti-TUT-ed-established as by authority; enacted.
CON-sti-TU-tions (shuns)-fundamental laws that govern.
con-SULT-take counsel; confer; deliberate.
CON-tem-PLAT-ing-considering thoughtfully; intending;
con-TEM-PLA-tive-plan; thoughtful; meditative.
con-TIN-u-al-ly (yu-ul)-constantly; unceasing.
con-TIN-u-ance-state of continuing; duration.
con-TRACT-ing-to become affected with (as a disease or
con-TRIB-ute-to give in common with others.
con-TRIVE-to scheme; plot; plan; devise.
con-VERSE-conversation; commune; interchange of thoughts.
con-VERT-to change or become changed to another state;
con-VEY (con-VAY)-carry; transmit.
con-VEY-ed (VAY)-transported from one place to another;
carried; transmitted; transport.
Co-RIN-thi-an (Ko-RIN-thi-an-an order of architecture.
CORN-anciently used to denote any edible grain; rye;
cor-RECT-to set right or straight; precise.
COR-re-SPON-dence-the act, condition, or state of corresponding;
COUN-sel-to advise; in favor of; good judgment.
COUN-te-nance (nuns)-an encouraging aspect; face or feature.
COW-ans (KOW-anz)-intruder; pretender; uninstructed.
COW-ard-ice (COW-ur-dis)-lack of courage; timidity.
cre-AT-ed (cre-A-ted)-caused to come into existence;
Cre-A-tor-God; Maker of the Universe.
cri-TE-ri-on-a model or example; a test; rule or measure.
CU-bit-about 18 inches; length of the forearm; ancient
CUM-brous (brus)-cumbersome; heavy.
CU-ri-OS-i-ty-excitement of interest or inquiry; novel;
CUS-tom-habit; fashion; manner; practice.
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(us)-attended with danger; hazardous; unsafe.
DAUB-ing-smearing or coating with something sticky.
de-BASE-corrupt; impair; degrade.
de-COR-urn-becoming conduct; manner; politeness.
DED-i-CAT-ed (DED-i-CA-ted)-set apart for sacred uses;
DEEM-ing-judging; considering; thinking; regarding; believing.
de-FEN-sive (de-FEN-siv)-an attitude or condition of
defense or protection.
de-FRAUD-cheat; swindle; take or withhold something by
DE-i-ty-a god; goddess or divine person.
de-LIN-e-ATE-to draw in outline; trace out; to portray.
de-LIV-er-ance-rescue; release; liberation.
de-MEAN-to lower in dignity or reputation; debase; to
de-MIT (See dimit) resign; to drop.
DEM-on-STRATES-points out; makes clear.
de-NIED-rejected as false; declined; renounced.
de-NOM-i-NAT-ed-gave a name to; named; called.
de-NOM-i-NA-tions (shuns)-that act of naming; call.
de-NOT-ing (de-NOTE-ing)-pointing out; showing.
de-PORT-ment-conduct or behavior; manner.
de-POS-it (POZ it)-to place in a receptacle.
de-ROG-a-TO-ry (de-ROG-a-TOE-re)-lessening in good repute,
de-SCEND-ing (SEND)-going down; falling.
de-SIGN ZINE)-to map out in the mind; plan; to draw.
DES-ig-NATE (DEZ)-to select or appoint for a specific
de-SIR-ous (ZIR us)-having desire; wish or craving; eager
DES-ti-TUTE-extremely poor; not having; needing.
de-TACH-separate; disunite; disengage.
DE-tes-TA-tion (shun)-extreme dislike; hatred; loathing.
DEV-as-TA-tion (shun)-the act of devastating; waste;
DE-vi-ate-to turn from a straight course; wander.
de-VOLVED-passed from a possessor to a successor or substitute;
de-VO-tions (shuns)-state of being devoted; acts of worship;
DIC-tates-to declare with authority; command; prescribe;
DIF-fi-cult-hard to do or be done; troublesome.
DIF-fi-cul-ty-an obstacle; hinderance; hard to do.
DIG-ni-ty-high rank; high honor.
di-LATE-amplify; to speak fully.
DI-LEM-ma (dih-LEM-ma)-a perplexing predicament.,
di-MEN-sions (shuns)-magnitudes; as height, length and
di-MIT-to withdraw from Lodge; sometimes spelled demit.
di-RECT-to determine the direction of command; order.
dis-CERN ing quick to discern; penetrating or judging.
dis-COV-er-y-the act of discovering; disclosure.
dis-EASE (di-ZEEZ)-illness; ailment; disorder.
DIS-pen-sa-tion (shun)-a dealing out; distribution; authority
given by Grand Master.
dis-PENSED-waived the observance of; relinquished.
dis-PERSED (PURST)-scattered; dissipated; placed near
dis-PLAY-to unfold; expose; bring to the view or mind;
dis-POSED-parted with; got rid of.
DIS-po-SI-tion (ZISH-un)-the act of disposing; manner
dis-SIM-u-LA-tion (shun)-false pretense; hypocrisy; deception.
DIS-so-LU-tion (shun)-death; separation of soul and body.
dis-TINCT-clear to the senses or mind; plain; unmistakable.
dis-TIN-guish (gwish)-to recognize as separate; discriminate.
dis-TIN-guish-ed (dis-TING-gwisht-conspicuous; eminent;
dis-TRESS-acute or extreme suffering or its caused pain;
dis-TURB-to rouse from repose or rest; disquiet.
di-VEST-ed (as in divide)-deprived; stripped; undressed.
di-VIDE-to cut or separate or cause to separate into
DOR-ic (DOR-ik)-order of architecture.
DOR-mant-a Lodge that has ceased to work; inactive.
DOT-age (DOE-tij)-feebleness of mind due to old age;
DOUB-le (DUB-L)-two fold; twice as much.
DREAD-fuly awfully; terribly; frightfully.
DUE-regular; proper; owed; lawful.
DUE ex-AM-i-NA-tion-the word "due" refers to
DUE FORM-in the proper manner.
DUE GUARD (DUE GARD)-mode of recognition.
DUE o-BE-di-ence-according to Grand Lodge requirement.
DU-ly-in accordance with what is due; fitly; in due time
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(EEVZ)-those who listen secretly.
EBBS-low tides; to decline.
e-CLIP-tic-circle; pertaining to the eclipses.
E-dicts (EE-dickts)-proclaimed by authority as rules
ED-i-fice (ED-i-fis)-buflding or structure.
ef-FEC-tu-al-ly (ef-FEC-choo-el-e)-to produce a result;
with effect; truly.
EM-blem-AT-i-cal-symbolic; pertaining to an emblem.
EM-i-nent-high in station; remarkable; noted; great.
EM-u-LA-tion-act of striving to equal or excel another
en-A-bled (bld)-made able; supplied with equal power
en-DEAV-or-ed (DEV-ur)-attempted to do or attain something;
en-DUE-to clothe; invest.
en-GRAVE-fashion or copy by carving.
EN-sign (EN-sin)-a badge or symbol of office.
en-SU-ing-following; following as a consequence; resulting.
EN-ter-to go or come from outside to the interior; appear;
EN-ter-ed-Ap-PREN-tice-entered as a learner.
en-TI-tle-to authorize to receive or require.
EN-trance (truns)-the act of entering.
E-PHRA-im-ites (EE-FRA-mites)-tribe of Israel.
E-qual-ly (EE-kwul)-state of being equal; exact agreement;
ERE-prior to; in time; earlier or sooner than; rather
e-RECT to set up as a building; build; found; form.
ERR (ER as in her)-wander from the truth; mistake; to
go astray morally, sin.
es-CAPE (es-KAPE)-to flee; get away safely; elude.
ES-o-TER-ic (ES-o-TER-ik)-not written.
es-PE-cial-ly (es-PESH-ul-ly)-exceptionally; noteworthily.
es-SEN-fial (es-SEN-shul)-indispensable; necessary; absoulutely
es-TAB-lish-to settle or fix firmly.
es-TEEM-estimate; value; deem; respect.
E-thi-O-pi-a-country in Africa.
EU-clid (YOU-klid)-geometrician who lived about 300 B.C.
EU-nuch (YOU-nuk)-an emasculated man, usually one castrated
eu-RE-ka (u-REE-ka)-"I have found it."
e-VA-sion (zhun)-the act, means, or result of evading;
e-VA-sion-OF MIND-the act, means, or results of evading;
to use words of double meaning , to evade the truth.
EV-i-dence-certainty', proof; testimony.
ex-ACT (egz)-perfectly conformed to a standard; precise.
ex-ALT-ed (egz-AWLT-ed)-elevated, raised in rank, position
or dignity!, sublime; glorify.
ex-AM-ine (egz-AM-in)-to inspect or scrutinize with care;
EX-cel-lent-superior in worth or value; eminent; excelling.
ex-CESS-waste; intemperance; extra; over, plus.
ex-CIT-ed-produced agitation in; aroused; stimulated.
EX-cla-MA-tions (shuns)-clamorous or passionate outcries..
EX-e-CUT-ed (EX-e-CU-ted)-accomplished; performed; put
to death (according to law).
ex-EM-pla-ry (eg-ZEM-play-ree)-fitted to serve as an
example worthy of imitation.
ex-EM-pli-FY (egz)-Masonic Degree for instruction.
EX-er-CIS-es (SIZES)-performances; practices; use; occupations;
ex-IS-tence (egz)-being; the state or fact of being or
continuing to be.
EX-o-TER-ic (EX-o-TER-ik)-written; opposite of esoteric.
ex-PANSE-a vast continuous area or stretch as the blue
expanse of heaven.
ex-PE-di-ent-speedy and beneficial; a desired end.
EX-pla-NA-tion-the act or means of explaining.
ex-TEND-ing-covering a great extent of time or space.
ex-TEN-sive-of or pertaining to extension.
ex-TER-nal (ex-TUR-nul)-being on or relating to the exterior;
visible from the outside.
ex-TORT-to obtain from a person by violence; threat;
ex-TREM-i-ty-desperate distress or need; the greatest
EX-tri-CATE-to liberate from or set free from hinderance.
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firm; loyal; true.
FALL-ing-moving downward; descending.
FAR-ther-more distant in space; more advanced.
FAULT-a slight offense; error; wrong; a weakness.
FEAR-be anxious; fright; dread; horror; to doubt.
FELL-ed caused to fall.
FEL-lows-companions; equals; persons or individuals.
FEL-low CRAFT-the Second Degree of Freemasonry.
FEL-low SHIP-the state of being a companion or fellow.
FER-ven-cy (FUR-ven-sy)-the state of burning with zeal
or eagerness; devotion.
FER-vent (FUR)-burning or very hot.
fi-DELi-ty (fi-DEL-i-ti)-faithfulness in discharge of
duty or obligation.
FLAT-ter-to praise unduly.
FLOWS (FLOZ)-moves along smoothly; high tides.
for-BID-ding-bidding or commanding against an act; prohibiting.
FORE-head (FOR-ed)-the upper part of the face.
FOR-eign (FOR-in)-not native.
FOR-ests OF LEB-a-non-large tracts of woods on east coast
of the Mediterranean; the forest mountains of Syria-north of Palestine;
the timbers of King Solomon's Temple were supposed to have been prepared
there and conveyed in floats by sea to Joppa.
FORTH-forward in place, time or order.
FORTY SEVENTH PROBLEM OF EUCLID-in Operative Masonry,
apprentices were taught geometry by means of this problem; also known
as the theorem of Pythagoras; the theorem of the three squares are but
a few of the many names used to designate the Forty Seventh Problem of
FRAUGHT (FRAWT)-laden; full.
FREE BORN-not bom in servitude.
FREE MA-son-ry-is an organized society of men symbolically
applying the principles of Operative Masonry and architectures to the
science and art of character building; before the 18th century, Operative
Masons worked in freestone; free of Guild's Laws; free to travel in foreign
FROM-starting at; beginning with; a watch word.
fru-I-tion (fru-ISH-un)-the yielding of expected results;
FUR-ther (thur)-in addition; besides; also.
FUR-ther MORE-besides; moreover.
FU-ture (FYOO-choor)-the time yet to come.
GEN-er-A-tions (shuns)-steps or degrees in natural descent.
GEN-er-ous (JEN-er-ous)-liberal; free hearted; having
GEN-u-ine (JEN-yu-in)-honest; pure; sincere; authentic.
ge-OM-e-try (ge-OM-e-tre)-a science of magnitudes.
GIL-e-ad-the Syrian Mountains.
GOL-den FLEECE-order of chivalry in Europe established
in the 15th Century.
GOV-ern (GUV-ern)-to control or exercise of authority;
GRIP-grasp; hold fast; token.
GUILT (GILT)-wrong doing; a state of condemnation.
GUT-tur-al-pertaining to the throat.
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HAIL-greet; a call.
HAIL-ed-gave greeting to; saluted; called loudly to.
HALE-hearty and well.
HAR-mo-ny-accord in feelings; agreement in relations.
HAST-en (HAY-SEN)-to drive or urge forward speedily;
expedite; be quick; hurry.
HAZ-ard-exposure to the chance of loss or injury; risk;
HEAL-to make legal.
HEC--tomb (HEK-a-tome)-a hundred oxen.
HEEL-part of the foot.
HELE (HALE)-to cover; conceal; hide.
HES-i-TA-tion (HEZ-i-TA-shun)-the act of being slow,
or uncertain in action.
HEWN-dressed with an edged tool.
HID-past tense of hide.
HIGH TWELVE (HI-TWELVE)-the middle of the day; noon;
the central point of the working period.
HI-er-o-GLYPH-i-cal-ly (GLIF-i-cal-ly)-pertaining to
the writing of ancient Egypt.
HOLD-en (HOL-dn)-past participle of hold, still in legal
HO-lies-holy things or qualities; sanctuaries.
HO-ly-set apart for the service of God; or for sacred
HOM-age (HOM-ij)-to pay respect or reverence.
HOOD winked-blindfolded; covered; concealed.
HOR-i-ZON-tal-parallel to the horizon; on a level.
HOR-rid-fitted to inspire horror; dreadful; outrageous.
HOR-ror-that which excites fear or dread; fright.
HOST-an army; a large body of men.
hy-POC-ri-sy sham; deception; pretense.
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ascertain or determine.
ig-NIT-ed-set on fire; caught fire.
il-LE-gal-contrary to law.
il-LU-mi-NATE-to supply with light.
IL-lus-STRAT-ed (TRAY-ted)-explained by means of figures;
im-ME-di-ate-without delay; instant; close; next.
IM-me-MO-ri-al (IM-mi)-beyond memorial.
IM-mi-nent-about to happen; impending; said especially
of danger; near at hand.
im-MOR-al-violating the moral law.
IM-mor-RAL-i-ty-vice; wickedness; the quality of being
bad or corrupt.
im-MOR-tal-having unending existence; deathless; everlasting;
IM-mor-TAL-i-ty-exemption from death or oblivion; eternal
life or fame; unending.
im-MOR-tal-IZED-caused to be forever remembered; make
im-MOV-a-ble (im-MOOV-a-ble)-that which cannot be moved;
im-PART-to make known; give; to communicate.
IM-per-CEP-ti-bly-that which cannot be perceived.
im-PRES-sion (im-PRESH-un)-an effect produced on the
senses, the mind, the feelings or the conscience; idea; mark.
IM-pi-ous-ungodly; wicked; lacking reverence.
IM-ple-ment-a thing used in work; tool; instrument.
im-PLORE-called to or for; urgently; asked; pleaded;
IM-pre-CA-tions (IM-pr-KAY-shuns)-the acts of invoking
as a judgment; curses.
im-PROVE (im-PROOV)-to make or become better; increase
the value; to use to good purposes; turn to advantage.
IN-cense-the odor or fumes of spices burned as an act
in-CENSED-angered; chafed; enraged; irritated; incited
to anger; provoked.
in-CON-se-quence-not according to sequence; contrary
to reasonable influence.
in-cor-RUPT-i-ble-incapable of corruption; above the
power of bribes; pure.
in-CUL-CATE-teach; impress; admonition.
in-DENT-ed TESS-el-in architecture; notched or serrated;
formed into several angles; laid with or adorned with checkered mosaic
tile or pavement; border of King Solomon's Temple.
IN-di-gent (Jent)-poor; without property; needy.
no discrimination; without distinction.
IN-dis-POSED-ill; unwell; disinclined; ailing.
IN-dis-SOL-u-ble-that which cannot be dissolved; immortal.
in-DITE-to put into words or writing; expression; composition;
in-DUCED-influenced to an act; prevailed on; persuaded.
in-EF-fa-ble-too lofty or sacred for expression.
in-ES-ti-ma-ble-above price; very valuable.
in-FAT-u-A-tion (in-FAT-yoo-A-shun)-the state of being
deprived of judgment.
IN-fi-nite (nit)-unbounded; unlimited; absolute.
in-FLEX-i-ble-unyielding; firm; rigid; not to be turned
from a purpose.
in-for-MA-tion (shun)-knowledge acquired or derived.
in-FRINGE (FRINJ)-to break or violate as an oath.
in-JUNC-tions (in-JUNK-shuns)-admonitions or orders given
IN-ju ry-a wrong or damage done to another; hurt.
IN-no-cence-the condition of being ignorant of evil,
of being blameless; pure.
IN-no-VA-tion (IN-no-VA-shun)-something made new or changed.
IN-stance-a case offered as an exemplification.
IN-spir-RA-tion (shun)-influence; enthusiasm; encouragement.
in-STRUC-tion (shun)-specific direction or command.
in-STRUC-tions-specific directions or commands.
in-STRUC-tive-fitted to instruct; conveying knowledge.
IN-stru-ment-means by which work is done; tool.
in-TEG-ri-ty-uprightness of character; probity; honesty;
in-TEL-li gence (jens)-knowledge; intellect.
in-TEL-Ii-gi-ble (ji-bl)-capable of being understood;
in-TEM-per-ance-lack of moderation; excess.
IN-ter COURSE-mutual exchange; innermost.
IN-ter-est-ing (tres-ting)-holding the attention; exciting.
in-TER-nal-pertaining to the inner self or the mind;
opposed to external.
IN-ti-mate (met)-close; innermost; familar.
IN-tro-DUCE (DUSE)-to bring into the presence of and
IN-un-DA-tion (DAY-shun)-flood; or submerged.
in-VA-ri-a-ble-permanent; continual; always uniform.
in-VEST-to endow, as with office; invest with official
jewel; to clothe.
in-VI-o-la-ble-that which must not or cannot be violated.
in-VOK-ing-to call on for aid or protection; address,
as in prayer; to invoke a blessing.
in-VOL-un-TA-ri-ly-contrary to one's will or wish; spontaneously.
I-ON-ic (ik)-order of architecture.
ir-REG-u-LAR-i-ty-the condition of being disorderly or
IS-ra-el (Mri-el)-called God's chosen people; the Jews.
IS-ra-el-IT-ish (Is-ra-el-l-tish)-pertaining to Israel.
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(JAH-kin)-God will establish; pillar of temple;
Jah and iachin-Hebrew words.
JEPH-thah (JEF-thuh)-a judge in Israel.
Je-RU-sa-lem-city and capital of Judea.
JEW-els-anything of rare excellence or special value.
JOP-pa-a Biblical seaport.
JOR-dan (dun)-a river in Palestine.
Jo-SE-phus (SEE-fus)-Jewish historian.
JOUR-ney (JUR )-trip; travel; transit.
JU-dah (JOO duh)-the lion of the tribe of Judah.
ju-DI-cious (dish-us)-wise; prudent; well calculated.
JU-ris-DIC-tion (JOOR-is-DICK-shun)-power of those in
JUS-tice (tis)-uprightness; fairness.
(NEEL)-support the body on the bent knee or knees.
KNOW-ledge (NOL-ej)-a clear perception of that which
LAID-past tense and past participle of lay.
LAN-guish-ing (LANG-gwish-ing)-weak; listless.
LAN-tern-a transparent case of portable character for
LAUD-a-ble (LAWD-a-ble)-worthy of approval; praiseworthy;
LAW-ful-permitted; or not forbidden by law; just; right.
LEC-tures (LEK-churs)-instructs by lecturing.
LE-gal-ly-according to law; lawful.
LE-gal MASONIC INFORMATION-pertaining to or according
to Masonic Law; in conformity with Masonic Law.
LEG-end (LEJ-end)-a story; partly true.
LEG-i-ble (LEJ)-that which may be read or decipherable.
LE-ni-ent-gentle; mild; merciful.
LEV-el having a flat and even surface; a device to prove
LEV-i ty-lightness; want of seriousness or earnestness;
li-CEN-tious (lie-SEN-shus)-careless of rule and accuracy;
LILLY WORK-symbol of peace and unity to Egyptians and
Jews during the captivity, just as palms are symbols of peace to Christians.
LINE-in mathematics that which is conceived to have length
without breadth or thickness; a mark drawn by an instrument; any slender
mark or streak; a string or cord; mode or fashion of life and conduct;
LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH-refers in its original interpretation
to Christ; Him who "brought life and immortality to light";
also describes the Messiah of the Jewish Mason, or the mediator of some
of the ancient religions of the East whose worshippers are Masons; also
one of the titles of King Solomon.
LODGE (LOJ)-a meeting place.
LOG-ic (LOJ-ic)-the science or art of reasoning.
LOW TWELVE-midnight; Masonically, low twelve is a symbol
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MAH-Hebrew meaning "what".
main-TAIN-to hold; to keep; to defend; to carry on or
MAN-gled-disfigured; mutilated; bruising; cutting.
MAN-i-fold-of great variety; numerous.
MAN-u-al-done, made, or used by the hand.
MAST-upright pole in a sailing vessel to sustain the
ma-TE-ri-al-pertaining to matter having a corporeal existence.
MAX-ims-the greatest rules, opinions, or authorities.
MEANS-money or property as a procuring medium.
MED-i-TAT-ing (TA-ting)-deliberating; contemplating.
me-MO-ri-al-in memory of a person or an event.
MEM-o-ry (MEM-o-ree)-recollection; that which reminds.
MEN-tal-ly-affected by or due to the mind; especially
without written symbols.
MEN-tal RES-er-VA-tion (shun)-pertaining to the mind.
me-TAL-lic-pertaining to a metal.
MIN-er-als-any inorganic substance.
mi-NU-test-most exact, fine, precise.
mi-RAC-u-lous (yu-lus)-affected by direct supernatural
MIS-er-ies-extreme distress or suffering.
MON-u-ment-something erected to perpetuate the memory
of a person or an event.
MOR-al conforming to right conduct; good; virtuous.
mor-RAL-i-ty-the doctrine of man's moral conduct; duties;
Mo-RI-ah-a hill in Jerusalem; site of Solomon's Temple.
mo-SA-ic (mo-ZAY-ic)-inlaid work of stone; forming a
MUR-der-ous-pertaining to murder; destructive; given
MYS-ter-ies-things unknown; unexplained; a secret mystic.
(NAY-ked)-having no clothes or garments on; nude; bare.
NAPH-ta-li (NAF-tal-lie)-one of Jacob's sons.
NEC-es-SA-ry-being such in its nature or conditions that
it must exist or be true; essential.
ne-CES-si-ties-needs; an essential.
NEI-ther (NEE-thur) not one or the other.
NET-work a fabric of openwork; netting; a system of interlacing
lines; tracks or channels, symbol of unity.
NI-ce-ty-a delicate point or distinction; precision.
NON AGE-the period of legal minority.
NOUR-ish (NUR-ish)-furnish material to sustain life and
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o-BE-di-ence-submission to command; prohibition, law,
rule, or duty; act of obeying.
o-BEY-ed-was obedient; complied.
OB-Ii-GA-tion (OB-li-GAY-shun)-duty; promise by which
one is bound.
OB-long SQUARE-a rectangle; the shape of a Lodge.
ob-SER-vance (ob-ZUR-vuns)-act of observing as a custom
ob-SERVE (ob-ZURV)-to take notice of; note with attention;
ob-TAIN-ing-getting possession; attaining by effort;
oc-CA-sion (uh-CAY-zhun)-a particular event; exciting
notice or interest.
oc-CA-sion-ed (uh-CAY-zhun-ed)-caused or brought about;
made; produced. O
C-cu-PIED (u-PIED)-filled; held; possessed.
oc-CURRED-presented itself to the mind; thought of or
o'CLOCK-a contraction of the clock signifying according
to or by the clock; old way of asking time of day, "what's o'clock?"
OFF-away or free from; a test word.
of-FEN-sive (siv)-serving as a means of attack; disagreeable.
OF-fi-ces (OF-ises)-ceremonies; rites; places or buildings.
OFT-en (OFF-en)-frequently occurring.
OP-er-A-tive (OP-er-A-tiv)-engaged in practical activity
as a workman or mechanic.
O-ral-verbal by word of mouth.
O-ral-ly-uttered through the mouth; consisting of spoken
OR-bits-paths of Celestial Bodies.
O-ri-EN-tal CHAIR-seat of Worshipful Master.
o-RIG-i-NAT-ed (o-RIJ)-created; invented.
OR-na-MENT-ed-marked with distinction; decorated.
OR-phan-a child whose parents are dead.
O-ver-SE-er-one who oversees.
OW-ing TO-attributable to; on account of; in consequence
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(PARE-i-an)-ceramic ware of Parian marble.
PAR-tial-ly (PAR-shu-ly)-pertaining to a part only.
par-TIC-u-lar (yu-lur)-distinct; individual; precise.
PARTS-one of the points of Masonry.
PAS-sage (ij)-a journey by conveyance, as by a vessel;
exit or transmit.
PAS-sions (PASH-uns)-intense emotions; eager enthusiasm.
PA-tience (PAY-shuns)-calmness; composure; endurance.
PEC-to-ral (PEK-tor-al)-the breast.
PED-al (PEH-dal)-pertaining to the feet.
PE-nal (PEA-nal)-prescribing punishment.
PEN-al-ties-Masonic reprimands, suspensions, expulsions.
PEN-al-ty-a handicap imposed for violation of rules or
PEN-ni-less-poor; poverty stricken.
per-CEIV-ing (SEEV)-seeing; comprehending; discerning.
PER-fect (PUR-fict)-having the qualities; without defect.
per-MIS-sion (MISH-un)-allowance; consent; permit.
PER-pen-DIC-u-lars (yu lures)-upright or vertical.
per-PET-u-al-continuing; unlimited in time; constant;
per-PET-u-ATE-to cause to be continued or to endure indefinitely.
PER-se-VER-ing-persistent of purpose.
per-SIST-ed-continued steadfast against opposition; to
pe-TI-tion (pe-TISH-un)-to request; to ask for; pray.
per-VADES-passes or spreads through every part; be diffused
per-VAD-ing-diffused widely; spreading everywhere.
PHA-raoh (FAY-row)-monarch of ancient Egypt.
phi-LAN-thro-py-social elevation of mankind; benevolence.
phi-LOS-o-pher-a person of practical wisdom.
phi-LOS-o-phy-a scientific system.
PIERC-ing-penetrating with a pointed instrument.
PI-e-ty-devoutness; reverence toward God.
pi-LAS-ters (pi-LAST-ters)-partly projecting columns.
PILLARS (PIL-ars)-a firm, upright separate support; column
or shaft; to adorn or support with or as with pillars; column to support
PIQUE (PEEK)-a feeling of irritation or resentment; envy;
PLUCK-ed-gave a sudden pull or jerk.
PLUMB (PLUM)-for testing or finding perpendiculars.
PLUMB LINE (PLUM LINE)-Masonically, a symbol of rectitude
of conduct; a cord by which a weight is suspended to test perpendiculars
or depth of something; an emblem of uprightness.
POINT-in mathematics that which is conceived to have
position but not parts or dimensions, as the extremity of a line; a puncture;
a dot; a place.
POINT WITHIN A CIRCLE-the point represents the individual;
the circle, the boundary line of his duty to God and man.
POINTS-the sharp end of any instrument, such as the scribes
of the compasses or rules and regulations.
POME-gran-ate (POM-gran-it)-symbol of plenty.
POM-mels (POM-uls)-globes on pillars at the temple.
POR-tion (shun)-an allotment; share; part.
po-SI-tion (ZISH-un)-give a fixed place to; to place
in a position; to locate.
POS-i-tive (POZ-i-tiv)-that is or may be directly affirmed;
POS-si-ble-that may be or may become true.
pre-CEDE (SEED)-to occur or exist before.
PRE-cepts (PREE-cepts)-rules of conduct or action.
pre-FER-ment-the act of elevating, or state of being
elevated; advancement; the act of promoting.
pre-MED-i-tat-ed (ta-ted)-revolved in the mind before
hand; designed before doing.
PREP-a-RA-tion (PREP-a RAY-shun)-the act, progress, or
operation of preparing.
pre-ROG-a-tive-unquestioned right belonging to a person
by virtue of position.
pre-SCRIBED-set or laid down, authoritatively for direction
or control; ordained.
pre-SENT-ed (ZENT)-gave; donated.
pre-SIDES (ZIDES)-acts as head or ruler.
pre-SUM-ed (ZOOM'D)-assumed; ventured; dared.
PREY (PRAY)-any animals seized by another for food; plunder.
PRIV-i-lege (Iij)-a peculiar benefit; favor or advantage.
PROB-a-BIL-i-ty-the state or quality of being probable;
pro-BA-tion-a-ry (shun-a-ry)-involving a test, examination,
pro-CEED-to go on or forward.
pro-CEED-ings-the acts or courses of action; records
or minutes of meetings.
pro-DUCE-to bring to view; exhibit; show; bring forth.
pro-FANE-non Mason; outside the temple.
pro-FI-cien-cy (FISH-un-si)-an advanced state of attainment
PROP-a-gate-to generate; be produced; multiply or cause
to multiply; increase.
PROP-er-ly-in a proper manner; suitably, rightly.
PROP-er-ties-means; money; ownership.
pro-POR-tions (shuns)-ratio; equal or just share.
pro-PRI-e-ty-being proper; usage; custom; correctness.
pro-VID-ed-made; procured; furnished for future use.
PRO-vince-proper office or business; an authority or
right to command and force obedience; an authority assigned or properly
belonging to a person; it is the province of the Worshipful Master to
apply the laws.
PRO-vinces-as the provinces of the Dominion of Canada.
pro-VI-sion-al providing for a temporary necessity; adopted
PRU-dence-wisdom; foresight; discretion.
pru-DEN-tiaHy (pru-DEN-shuly)-cautions; worldlywise;
PUR BLIND, POOR BLIND, OR PORE BLIND-The precise Masonic
spelling and meaning are apparently lost in antiquity. Old dictionaries
define the word generally as "pure, or wholly blind; nearsighted
PURGE (PURJ)-to remove foreign matter; make pure; cleanse.
PUR-pose (pus)-object; plan; aim.
pur-SUE-to follow persistently with the purpose of seizing
or securing; chase.
pur-SUIT-the act of pursuing; a chase; hunt.
PU-tre-FAC-tion (shun)-decay; or decaying with fetid
PU-trid-bad; rotten; corrupt; foul.
Py-THAG-o-ras-Greek philosopher of the 6th century.
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(shuns)-abilities which fit a person; competence.
QUAR-rel (KWAR-ul)-dispute; contend.
QUAR-ry (KWAR-ry)-a pit from which stones are taken.
without due caution or regard of consequences; reckless; impetuous; quick;
RA-tion-al (RASH-un-al)-reasonable; sane.
RAV-ages (ijs)-ruins; to devastate.
re-CANT-ed-withdrew one's belief in something; revoked;
RE-ca-PIT-u-LATE-repeat the principal points.
re-CESS-es (ree-SES-es)-inner places of the mind; niche;
REC-ol-LEC-ting-recalling the knowledge of; reviving
REC-om-men-DA-tion (shun)-the act of recommending.
REC-ti-TUDE-justice; virtue; uprightedness.
REDEEMING AND CHANGING-to regain possession of by paying
a price (See word "changing").
re-FLEC-tions (shuns)-the casting of blame; thinking;
REF-or-MA-tion (shun)-the act of reforming.
re-FRESH-ment-the opposite of labor; that which refreshes,
as food, drink or rest.
re-GARDS-give heed to; due observance; as concerns; consider;
certain points of view.
REG-u-lar (REG-u-ler)-made according to rule.
REG-u-LAR-i-ty-the quality or state of being regular.
REG-u-lar-ly-in a regular manner; according to the usual
method or order.
REG-u-LATE-adjust; arrange; order; rule.
re-LEASE-unbind; exempt; free; let go.
re-LI-ance-faith; trust; dependence.
re-LY-to depend; trust; repose confidence.
re-MEM-brance-that which is remembered.
REN-der-to give as due; to give in answer to requirement
of duty, demand or fitness.
re-PAIR-a concourse of people to a certain spot.
re-POS-i-TO-ries (re-POZ-i-TOE-ries)-places where anything
REP-re-sen-TA-tion (zen-TA-shun)-a likeness, model, statue.
REP-re-SENT-ed (ZENT)-was the symbol of; brought before
REP-re-SENT-ing-bringing before the mind; imitating.
RES-er-VA-tion (REZ-er-VA-shun)-the act of reserving;
re-SIS-tance (ZIS tuns)-act of resisting.
RES-o-LU-tion (REZ-o-LU-shun)-a judgment or decision;
re-SOURCES-supplies that can be drawn on.
re-STRAINT-Self repression; that which restrains.
re-SUME (ZUME)-to begin again after interruption.
RES-ur-REC-tion (shun)-rising from the dead; rebirth.
re-TIRED-to withdraw; retreat.
re-VEAL-to make known or disclose; announce; inform;
REV-e-LA-tion (REV-e-LA-shun)-Divine truth; that which
is revealed, especially by God to man.
REV-e-LA-tions (REV-e-LA-shuns)--that which has been
so revealed, as concerning God in his relations to man; the Bible; that
which is or has been revealed.
re-VERE-to regard with veneration; reverence; admire;
REV-er-EN-tial (shul)-expressing reverence.
REV-o-LU-tions (REV-o-LU-shuns)-the act or state of revolving;
RHET-o-RIC (RET)-the art of discourse; writing.
RID-i-CULE-mock; deride; scoff; quiz.
ri-DIC-u-lous (yu lus)-exciting or calculated to excite
power or privilege; just; proper.
RIGHTS-a just and proper claim to title to anything,
or that which may be claimed on just, moral, legal, or customary grounds.
RIGHT-ly-honestly; uprightly; correctly.
RIGHT WOR-ship-ful (RIGHT WUR-ship-ful)-(right or greatly
respected) worthy of honor; entitled to respect by reason of character
or position; a title of honor in addressing person or station.
RIG-or-severity; harsh; chill; be stiff.
RO-man EA-GLE-symbol of imperial power in Rome.
RUB-bish-waste; refuse; broken matter; trash.
RUF-fi-ans-lawless, brutal, cruel fellows; rough fellows.
RUTH-less (ROOTH-less)-having no compassion; cruel; merciless.
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(SAY-cred)-set apart or dedicated to religious use; hallowed.
SAINTS JOHN-The Baptist and the Evangelist.
sa-LUTE (sa-LOOT)-a gesture of greeting; compliment;
sa-LUT-ing-the act of greeting, complimenting or respecting.
sanc-TO-rum (sank-TOE nun)-the holy of holies; a place
of great privacy.
SANC-tum (SANK-tum)-a sacred place.
SAT-is-FAC-to-ry-answering fully all desires; adequate
SCEP-ter (SEP-ter)-an ornamental staff.
SCRIP-ture-the sacred writing of any people.
SEA FAR-ing (FARE-ing)-traveling over the ocean; following
the seas as a calling.
SEARCH (SURCH)-the act of seeking or looking diligently;
SE-cre-cy-something not to be told; concealment; privacy.
SEC-re-TA-ry-one who attends to correspondence, keeps
SE-cret arts-rules and regulations kept separate or hidden
from view or knowledge; arts.
SE-crets-thing hot to be told.
SEEK-to go in search of; look for; to strive for; to
try to go to.
SEN-tence-a related group of words; final judgment.
SER-aph (SER-uf)-an angel of the highest order.
SEV-er-al-being of an indefinite number; more than two.
SEV-er-ed-cut or broken apart; disjoined; separated;
SHEAF-bundle of wheat or bundle of straw.
SHIB-bo-leth (sometimes pronounced Sibboleth)-a
test word; watchword.
SIG-ni-fi-CA-tion (SIG-ni-fi-CA-shun)-that which is signified;
SIG-ni-FY-to make known by signs or words; express; communicate.
SIM-i-LAR-i-ty-things that coincide with or resemble
sin-CERE-ly-honestly; really; truly.
SIN-gu-lar (SING-gu-lur)-standing b y itself; isolated;
SIT-u-AT-ed (SICH-yu-A-ted)-fixed a site for; placed
in a position.
SIT-u-A-tions (shuns)-conditions as modified or determined
by surroundings; status.
SKILL-ful-having skill; clever; trained; expert.
SOL-emn (SOL-um)-exciting; grave or serious thought;
so-LEM-ni-ty-gravity; reverence; solemn feeling.
SOL-id-in mathematics having or relating to the three
dimensions of length, breadth and thickness; not hollow; firm; compact;
hard; sound; dense; filled.
SPE-cies (SPEE-sheez)-race; strain; kind; breed; sort.
SPEC-u-LA-tive (SPECK-u-LA-tiv)-pertaining to theorizing
SPOILS-takes by violence; plunder; booty.
STAR and GAR ter-an English Order about 1350 A.D.
STA-tion (STA-shun)-a place where a person or thing usually
stands or is; an assigned location.
STAT-utes (STAT-uts)-any authoritatively declared rule,
written decree, or law.
STEAD FAST (STED)-firm; constant.
STRENGTH-en-ed-made strong; became or grew strong or
STRETCH-to extend or draw out.
STRICT-observing or enforcing rules exactly; rigidly
STRICT TRIAL-act of trying or testing.
STROVE-made eamest efforts.
stu-PEN-dous (dus)-large in size; bulky; immense.
sub-DUE-to render mild; soften; to conquer.
sub-LIME-characterized by elevation; nobility; awe; grand;
sub-MIS-sion (sub-MISH-un)-the act of submitting; a yielding
to the power or authority of another; obedience; humility; resignation;
sub-MIT-yield to authority; obey.
sub-OR-di-nate (nit)-belonging to an inferior order in
sub-SIST-ed-existed in or by something; to have retained
the present state.
SUB-stance-the material of which anything is constituted.
SUB-sti-TU-ted-put in the place of another person or
SUC-coth (SUCK-oth)-ancient city of Palestine.
SUF-fer-to undergo; to be affected by; allow; tolerate.
SUM-mons-a call to attend or act at a particular place
or time (cite).
su-PERB (su-PURB)-having grand impressive beauty; edifice;
SU-per-fice (SU-per-fiss)-in mathematics, a magnitude
of two dimensions having only length and breadth; a surface or its area;
external appearance; exterior part.
su-PE-ri-or-surpassing in quantity, quality, or degree;
sup-PLANT-undermine; to take the place of.
sup-PORT-sustain; uphold; aid.
sup-POSED-thought or imagined to oneself as true; assumed.
su-PREME-highest in power or authority; highest in degree;
SUR-face (fis)-exterior; the outside.
sur-MOUNT-ed-capped on top of.
sur-VIVES-outlives; outlasts; lives through; remains
sus-PEND-to cause to hang from a support; annul temporarily,
as a law.
sus-TAIN-to uphold as a weight; to endure without yielding;
SUS-te-nance-that which sustains; livelihood; means of
SWERVE (SWURV)-to turn aside from a prescribed, expected
or usual course; to rove; to wander.
SWORD (SORD)-a weapon consisting of a long blade, fixed
to a hilt.
SWORE-past tense for swear.
SYL-la-ble-that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
SYM-bol (SIM-bul)-emblem; letter; mark; sign.
SYM-me-try (SIM-i-tri)-harmony; order; proportions; balancing.
sy-NON-y-mous (si-NON-i-rnus)-alike; similar in meaning.
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(NA-kl)-a tent or similar structure.
TAUGHT (TAWT)-past tense of teach.
TEM-per-ance-self control; abstinence; calmness.
tem-PES-tu-ous (tu-us)-stormy; turbulent; violent.
TEM-po-ral-pertaining to temple; pertaining to affairs
of the present life, as contrasted with eternity; worldly; earthly as
opposed to spiritual; also transitory or temporary.
TEN-ets-opinions; principles; doctrines.
TER-mi-NATE-finish; end; cease.
ter-RES-tri-al (tre-al)-belonging to the earth.
TES-f-i-mo-ny-evidence; proof; affirmation.
THENCE-from that place; away from there.
THE-o-LOG-i-cal (LOJ-i-cul)-pertaining to the nature
THE-o-rems-a proposition setting forth something to be
THRICE-three times; in a threefold manner.
TI-dings-reports or information; news.
TI-l-ed-to secure against intrusion specifically in Freemasonry;
to place the doorkeeper or Tiler at the door of a Lodge; to keep out unauthorized
TIL-er-a layer of tiles; the doorkeeper of a Masonic
TO-ken (TOE-kin)-anything indicative of some other thing;
mark; sign; symbol.
TOR-ture (choor)-great mental suffering; agony.
TO-WIT-that is to say; namely; to introduce a detailed
statement or an explanation.
tra-DI-tion (truh-DISH-un)-the transmission of knowledge;
trans-AC-tions (shuns)-affairs; acts; proceedings.
TRAN-si-TO-ry-existing for a short time only; transient.
TREA-son (TREE-zn)-betrayal; breach of allegiance toward
TREA-sur-er (TREZH-ur-ur)-custodian of the funds of a
TRES-tle (TRES-l)-board for the Master to draw his designs
TRES-tle-board (TRES-l-bord)-a draughtsman's designing
board; that on which a Mason draws the designs for his character and spiritual
growth; that on which the Worshipful Master lays out his designs for the
TRIAL-the act of trying or the state of being tried;
also a proving or testing by experience or use.
TRI-AN-gu-lar (ANG-gu-lur)-bounded by three sides.
TRIED (TRIDE)-tested; examined.
TU-bal-CAIN-the first artificer in brass and iron.
TROW-el (TROW-ul)-implement used by stone masons.
TRU-ly-in conformity with fact or truth with accuracy;
TRUS-ty-worthy of confidence; reliable; staunch; faithful
to duty or trust; firm; a trustworthy person.
TUR-bu-lent (bu-lunt)-inclined to rebel; disorderly;
TUS-can-order of architecture.
TWAIN-a couple; two.
TWENTY FOUR INCH GAUGE-a rule two feet long symbolically,
time, well employed.
TY-rant-one who exercises absolute power without legal
TYRE (TIRE)-a seaport and capital of ancient Phoenicia.
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state of being unanimous; harmony.
un-BOUND-ed-having no bounds or unlimited extent; not
un-ERR-ing (un-ER ("ER" as in "HER")-ing)-making
no mistakes; not erring; sure; accurate; infallible.
un-FEIGN-ed (un-FAYND)-sincere; genuine.
U-ni-VER-sal-the entire universe.
U-ni-ver-SAL-i-ty-the state of being all embracing.
un-LAW-ful-ly-violation of law; illegally.
un-ma-SON-ic-violation of Masonic laws or civil law.
un-SUL-lied (SUL-lid)-unsoiled; unstained.
un-TEM-per-ed (un-TEM-purd)-unruly passions; improperly
mixed for use.
UP-right-morally correct; erect; just and honest; pure;
UR-gent (junt)-requiring prompt attention; pressing;
URN-a vessel for preserving the ashes of the dead.
U-su-al (YOO-zhoo-ul)-such as occurs in the ordinary
course of events; frequent.
U-su-ally-generally; normally; customary.
valley; low place.
VAL-u-a-ble-having worth, price or value; costly; estimable.
VEN-geance (Juns)-avenging of a wrong; revenge.
VI-cious (VISH-us)-addicted to vice; wicked; evil.
vi-CIS-si-tudes (vi-SIS-i-toods)-irregular changes.
VILE-sinful; vulgar; repulsive.
VI-olence-outrage; fury; injury; assault.
VI-o-lent-fierce; severe; wild; mad; frantic.
VIR-gin (VUR-jin)-a maiden; pure; uncorrupted.
VIR-tue-chastity; duty; purity.
VIR-tues-moral excellence; rectitude; duty; honor.
VIR-tu-ous-morally pure and good.
VI-tal-affecting life; fatal to life; most important.
vo-CA-tion (vo-CA-shun)-a stated or regular occupation;
a calling; a certain career.
VOID-an empty space; vacant; blank.
VOL-un-TA-ri-ly-own free will or choice; spontaneously.
vo-LUTE-a spiral like ornament; spiral or twist.
VOUCH-to assert; affirm; bear witness.
VOUCH-er-one who avouches for another; a witness; attest.
VUL-tures (churs)-birds feeding mostly on carrion.
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WAR-rant (WOR-ant)-a document conferring a certain authority;
WA-ter FORD-symbol of plenty.
WEAK-er-lacking in power or ability; capacity or right.
WEST-er-ly-lying in, directed toward the west.
WHENCE-from what place or source; of what origin.,
WID-ow (WID-o)-deprived of a husband.
WORK-ings-engaged actively in some employment; relating
to or occupied by work; action; business.
WORLD-ly-earthly; not spiritual.
WORN-past participle of wear.
WOR-ship-ful (WUR-ship-ful)-title meaning respected.
WOR-thy (WUR-thi)-possessing worth; moral; virtuous.
WRETCH-es-those who are mean or worthless.
WROUGHT (RAWT)-effected; worked in shape; made.
(YEE)-you; the person addressed.
YIELD-to give way under pressure; relinquish.
ZARE-than (ZARE-thahn)-an ancient city of Palestine.
ZEAL (ZEEL)-enthusiasm; eagerness.
ZEAL-ous (ZEL-us)-filled with or incited by zeal; enthusiastic;
eager; intense feeling or desire.
Ze-RED-a-THA-a town near Succoth.
ZIF-the second Jewish month.
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