Word a Day Revisited Index of Cartoons Illustrating the Meanings of Words
(as presented by Mickey Bach, the cartoonist who defined words with related illustrations)
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Relating to, resembling, or involving trees; a reference to inhabiting or living in trees; such as, birds, animals, etc. (3)
Understood only by a few people; requiring secret or mysterious knowledge. (1)
Belonging to a much earlier time; old and not used anymore. (1)
Archaeologists work with the material remains of cultures, past and present, providing the only source of information that is available about past non-literate societies and supplementing written sources for historical and contemporary groups. (1)
A powerful magician; a great wizard. (2)
A collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest; a repository for stored memories or information. (1)
Characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent; zealous; passionate and eager. (1)
Fervor; passion; fiery intensity of feeling and zeal. (1)
Steep and lofty or very high; very difficult; a lot of hard work. (3)
The language or slang terms of a particular group which is associated with similar activities; for example, the language of street gangs, criminals, sport groups, technologists, and many other specialties. (1)
Relating to beng the worst kind, extreme evil; notoriously bad. (1)
Showing a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance because someone believes that he or she is better, smarter, or more important than other people; haughty; overbearingly proud. (2)
To claim, to take, to appropriate, or to assume for oneself without a right to do so; to unduly claim as one's own. (2)
A reference to the ability of a person to speak well and clearly with distinct pronunciations and the intelligent presentations of words. (1)
An object produced or shaped by human skills; especially, a tool, a weapon, artwork, or an ornament of archaeological or historical interest; structures or features not normally present but visible as a result of an external agent or action. (2)