a constituent republic of S Russia, on the N side of the Caucasus Mountains. Capital: Nalchik. Pop: 900 500 (2002). Area: 12 500 sq km (4825 sq miles) Also called Kabardino-Balkaria (kæbəˌdiːnəʊbælˈkɑːrɪə)
[kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-] /ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-/ noun 1. a system of esoteric theosophy and theurgy developed by rabbis, reaching its peak about the 12th and 13th centuries, and influencing certain medieval and Renaissance Christian thinkers. It was based on a mystical method of interpreting Scripture by which initiates claimed to penetrate sacred mysteries. Among its […]
[juhs-tuh-fahy] /ˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), justified, justifying. 1. to show (an act, claim, statement, etc.) to be just or right: The end does not always justify the means. 2. to defend or uphold as warranted or well-grounded: Don’t try to justify his rudeness. 3. Theology. to declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit. 4. […]
[kuh-bahy-rahy, -ree] /kəˈbaɪ raɪ, -ri/ plural noun 1. .
/ˈkɑːbəlˌjəʊ/ noun 1. (South African) a large marine sciaenid fish, Argyrosomus hololepidotus, that is an important food fish of South African waters