Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my intrpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Defer the spoil of the city until night.
spoil (n) = archaic. The act of plundering; spoliation
God . . . will not long defer to vindicate the glory of his name.
defer (v) = hold back to a later time
vindicate (v) = maintain, uphold, or defend; clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
The firm supplies goods on deferred payments.
deferred payments = payments to be made at some future date; payments extended over a period of time or put off to a future date. (Installment payments)
(to pay in installments)
We have to hold a special session on problems of air pollution.
session = an assembly of people for a common purpose or because of a common interest; a meeting of a legislative or judicial body for the purpose of transacting business
It was resolved that the convocation should meet at the beginning of the next session of Parliament.
Joint sessions of the United States Cogress are the gatherings together of both houses of the United States Congress (the House of Representatives and Senate).
session = sitting
So much his ascension into heaven and his session at the right hand of God do import.
session = the act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
After the game the boys in the dormitory had a bull session until the lights went out.
bull-session = a long informal talk about something by a group of persons
When Jim got home he found his two teen-age sons engaged in a gross-out session; he bawled them out and cut their weekly allowance.
gross-out session = a verbal contest between teenagers in which the object of the game is to see who can be more disgusting or vulgar than anybody else
The dictator and his clique had milked their country of somewhere between $5 billion and $10 billion.
milk = drain; to obtain money or benefits from, in order to achieve personal gain; exploit
Bears wake for spring, summer and fall and hibernate for the winter.
wake = stay awake
hibernate = hole up; sleep during winter
He is the bully in the left bank, a;ways ready to twist the milksop’s arm.
milksop = a man lacking courage and other qualities deemed manly
I deemed that he was an American.
We deemed her clever.
We deem her worthy of support.
We deemed it our duty.
Such wooden dwellings were deemed a sign of underdevelopment.
deem = keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; take for
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 09-Nov-2009 at 08:13.