Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: apostle – appeal
apostle, n. [OE < L. < Gk 'messenger', 'one sent forth'; also entering ME < OFr < L. < Gk.]
- Paul in the New Testament; author of 1 Corinthians 15; a Roman Jew who became a disciple after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Peter; one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus Christ; author of 1 Peter 1:8.
appal (appalled, appalling, appals, appalls), v. [OFr apalir, wax pale, be in consternation, languish, waste away.] (webplay: faint).
- Frighten; horrify; terrify; cause to feel shock.
- Dismay; depress; discourage; disturb; discomfort; trouble; upset; worry; cause the soul to fade, shrink, or cringe.
- Amaze; astonish; daze; enlighten; cause one to feel weak with joy; [word play on “pall”] wane; fade; turn white; become pale; decline; dwindle; retreat while beckoning; move away slowly.
appalling, verbal adj. [see appal, v.] (webplay: faint).
- Horrible; terrible; awful; alarming; dreadful.
- Scary; spooky; eerie; ghostly; spectral; supernatural; transcendental.
- Depressing; unpleasant; grim; morbid; deathly; necessary but distasteful; [fig.] funeral preparation; mortuary; dealing with the interment of corpses; [possible word play on “pall”] pale; discoloring; causing to fade.
apparatus, n. [L.] (webplay: means to an end).
Tool; device; instrument; vehicle; mechanism; structure; system; set of procedures.
apparel (-ed), v. [OFr 'make equal or fit' < L. par.] (webplay: king's, set).
Dress; outfit; equip; clothe; [fig.] prepare for.
appareled, verbal adj. [OFr 'make equal or fit' < L. par.]
Phrase. “meek apparreled”: meekly-appareled; artlessly attired; modestly clothed; covered with plain garments; in a robe of just one color; [fig.] humble; simple; unworldly; (see 2 Samuel 13:8).
apparent, n. [OFr < L. appārē-re, come in sight.] (webplay: God, sun).
Noticeable; visible; obvious.
apparently, adv. [see apparent, v.] (webplay: God, sun).
Visibly; manifestly; plainly; candidly.
apparition (-s), n. [Fr. < L. 'appear at a summons', 'wait upon', 'attend'; see appear, v.]
- Vision; dream; mirage; illusion; phenomena; supposed fantasy; [fig.] epiphany; first appearance of Christ to his disciples after his death and resurrection (see John 20:24-29).
- Spirit being; angel; other-world personage; visitor from the spirit world.
appeal (appealed, appealing), v. [OFr < L. 'accost', 'address', 'call upon'.] (webplay: charge, question).
- Plead; beseech; entreat; implore; request earnestly; [legal term] petition; solicit, as in a court of law; resort to a higher authority; seek help from a higher court.
- Phrase. “Appeal to”: address; invoke; face; confront; challenge.