MASONIC GLOSSARY - MASTER MASON

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approbation approval, comrnendation or praise; a formal or official act of approval
brute creation animals at their birth; anything non-human in its infancy
cleaves comes apart from; separates into distinct parts; divides; to part or split especially along a natural line or division
dotage a decline of mental faculties associated with old age; a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness
emulation ambitious rivalry; ambition or desire to equal or excel others in achievement
fiat an authoritative decree, sanction or order; a command or act of will that creates something without, or as if without, further effort; an arbitrary decree or order
hecatomb 100 oxen or cattle (in ancient Greece a public sacrifice of 100 oxen to the gods in thanks for some great discovery, event or victory)
imbrue stain; soak; drench
injunction a warning, order, direction or instruction
seraph an order of angels; one of the 6-winged angels standing in the presence of God
speculative theoretical rather than practical; involving, or based on, intellectual questioning and curiosity; marked by meditating or pondering on a subject
sublime lofty, grand or exalted in thought; expression or manner; of outstanding spiritual, intellectual or moral worth; tending to inspire awe
zeal

enthusiasm; diligence; eagerness and great interest in pursuit of something

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